Originally Posted by PathofNeo
I guess I was paranoid since I thought such a filter would reduce picture quality. I figured if something was strong enough to reduce light then PQ must take a hit. Evidently I'm uneducated in how filters work.
The AR filter basically reduces glare. It just changes the way the light from certain angles is reflected off the screen as to not reach the viewer. It is likely similar to the ones you can get on eyeglasses. The TV is still reflective, it isn't THAT
different from a non-AR TV like people make it sound.
There are some filters that are kinda cheap and those are probably the ones you are sensitive to. I was just telling you that the ST50's filter seems to be of good quality.
Edit: You WILL notice the filter if you are above or below the TV viewing at a significant angle (not side to side). If this is an issue, like for high mounted sets, then it is a legitimate concern.