I finally upgraded to the AT 100U and it is a pretty big leap in picture quality from the 700. Better color, contrast, output and pixelation. It is NOT however, as sharp as the 700. For anyone who has never watched TV or a DVD using a projector all I can say is you are missing out. While plasmas, LCDs, and CRTs are good there is something more immersing about watching an image projected on a screen, besides its far larger size. It is as close to a movie experience as you can get and I have lower end equipment. There are drawbacks, especially if you have kids, and can't darken a room sufficiently, but those aren't problems I face.