Originally Posted by KLAATUWI
Anyone still use them for their 300/500's?
I am referring to the FL-D, or Neutral Density filters.
Why? or Why not?
Hi KLAATUWI, I recently tried the FL-D and 2ND filters on my AE300.
After 3years and 300H (well I only watch movies, in the dark!) I wished I'd tried it earlier!
In the end I only kept the FL-D filter, as the addition of the 2ND is just too dark. But the picture quality is now excellent (after some re-calibration, less contrast and slight decrease on red). The blacker blacks, and general saturation realy give the image solidity and depth.
The settings are different on HD tv and DVD but the 300 'remembers' the settings according to source. (Australia is blessed with a few 1080 free to air digital channels) and I use the Philips Q50 (revised firmware) for progressive 576 PAL dvd, IMHO a perfect match for the AE300.
So, try it, its cheap and (in my case) effective. This is on a DIY BO screen, 2.5m diag (16:9), with total light control (after dark ;-)
I was starting to sniff around for possible upgrades, and the Mits HC3000 was looking good, but Honestly, after this adjustment its hard to justify, especially when C2Fine and 1080 are around the (next?) bend...