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When running the x1 in 16x9 mode the grey bars created by the reminder of the original 4x3 area being lit are dimm, but visible.

It appears that decreasing (or increasing) the picture brightness has no effect on the intensity of the light projected on those "blank' areas. The HS10, Z1 and ae300 users are experimenting with optical filters to improve black level. I don't think X1 would benefit from that very much, as the black level is very good without any filters. But since the filter works on the whole screen area, not just the widescreen portion of the picture wouldn't using a fairly dark filter and increasing the brightness accordingly minimize the appearance of those grey bars without compromising image quality?.

I know masking the screen is a simple and effective idea, but what if you still want to use the whole screen for 4X3 material ?

Has anyone tried that?. And what be the best filter to use?

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Just buy an ND2 or an FLD filter and try it out. They're as cheap as chips anyway (about $30.00 Australian). Or alternatively just hold a sunglass lens infront of the projector lens. That will give you a good idea what effect filters will have.
 
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