Dustin, i'm curious about what you've done. first off, more info is always a good thing, so even though i feel (at this point anyway) what you've done would be a terrible idea for me, nobody should be offended that you did it. i mean guys routinely 'break' things just to see how they work, and everybody else benefits from their experimentation. so, with that out of the way...
aside from reducing DSE, what effect did it have? you mentioned it reduced but did not eliminate the 'louvered effect', feel like snapping some shots to show that? did it affect luminance? did it effect MLL? does the screen start to look greyish in ambient light now? have reflections gotten worse?
i'm curious, because i assumed the filter was the 'louver' thing, and the reason the tv looks so amazing in ALL lighting conditions. but it sounds like that's not the case.
in either event, i find my f8500 to be one of the clearest, brightest displays i've ever seen and if anything, i'd probably want to add more filter to lower MLL, haha. but like i said to begin with, info is always good. and i'm a curious fella, haha
Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1130K, 7.1/5.1.2 audio
Sources: HTPC(Enby), PS3, XBOX360, Wii
Control: Harmony One