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In summary Image quality of this Panasonic Home Theater projector, is excellent. It actually has more "punch" than my BenQ 8700+ on dynamic scenes like the fire truck, balloons and Times Square, but can't match the DLP's projector in film like, believeable flesh tones, etc., Still, for the $2000+ that the AE700u commands on the market (half of that of the BenQ PE8700+, it performs exceedingly well.
In overall brightness, by the time you have the Iris / Digital Reality running, the image is much darker than in brightest mode, but it should serve very well on screens to 110" and with the right screen surface, and room, I would say it can go another size larger. I did view the projector, filling my 140" screen and found it acceptable in all but the darkest - highest contrast environments. In fact its tendency to enhance dark scenes gives it an edge over most other projectors.