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I've heard some talk of people using filters for their projectors and I am wondering specifically about the filters that people are using for the panny L300. What kind of results did you guys get? Was it worth it? What were the most noticeable improvements? Were the improvements at the expense of any thing else? About how much does it cost? Is there more than one type? Does the image get darker by a lot?


I did a search and I saw that some people use the Hoya FL D filter. Is this the only choice and what size would one need for a L300? thanks.
 

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I use a HOYA PL filter and all I can say is, it looks fantastic shadows are really black no joke. Only one thing, room must be black aswell. I'd say you loose about 40% of lumen but the picture looks so much better and it gives you a 3D looking effect that you only get from CRT projectors. I tryed lots of difrent filters and found this to be the best of the best.


Note, Filter is galss and and around 100$ but absolute worth it. This works with all sources and has no need for RGB adjustment as you can just turn the filter to calibrate.


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He he, well sorry for not making that clear. What I mean is, the room has to be dark as you would loose allot of the lumen's with that type of filter. But having a black wall under the screen is of cause a plus. The HOYA PL filter is 62mm, still a little big for the lens but will do.


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What screen are you using??


The Hoya Filter sounds like it would be great to use on a high gain screen like the Da-Lite High Power. I wonder if that is the case in practice. My logic is that the high gain screen would compensate for the reduction in lumen output but the filter would enhance color and blacks.


Any thoughts on this?


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What screen are you using??


The Hoya Filter sounds like it would be great to use on a high gain screen like the Da-Lite High Power. I wonder if that is the case in practice. My logic is that the high gain screen would compensate for the reduction in lumen output but the filter would enhance color and blacks.


Any thoughts on this?


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I use to use a Tripod projection screen form "PROJECTA" www.projecta.nl

It is a matte white and has a gain of 1.1 but now I'm using a DIV screen fixed frame 90" with a gain of 1. "gonna build a new one soon" I'm sure the Da-Lite High Power would be a good screen for this setup. I tried the projector with the PL filter on a high gain screen 1,8 110" and it looked awesome the whole picture was right in my face :) but hey, if you can, try taking you projector to some demo rooms and pick a screen that looks the best for you.


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