If anyone is interested, it looks like VA is having a sale on the 705HD this week. It can be had for <630 w/ free shipping and no tax (for most states). Seems like a pretty good deal to me. I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but am seriously considering it.
I did order an ND2 filter from dealextreme for <8 as they take a while to ship and since I am close to ordering the 705 I figured it wouldn't hurt
The Dealextreme filters were mentioned in a previous post by someone who ordered one and said he would post after he got it, but I never saw a follow-up. Has anyone else tried the Dealextreme filter? I also would love to hear more opinions from anyone that has tried an ND filter that hasn't posted yet.
I want to get my projector in time to do something fun for Halloween. Last year I did a rear projection setup onto a screen that covered my garage door (made out of Walmart shower curtains, it worked great!!) and I plan on doing something similar this year. For anyone interested, check out the backyardtheater.com forums, they are fun to read through and there is some good info there regarding the 705HD as it is one of the most popular projectors for outdoor theater (as one could imagine with its brightness). I will try and post some photos later of my setup last year, it was a lot of fun.