I've been reading a few threads over on AVS and it seems they're getting excellent results using different filters with the the AE700 - contrast ratios of around 2300:1 are being bandied about... with excellent colour renditioning to boot! Well, I've read that for accurate colour the Natural setting is best, although contrast ratios are low. Cinema 1 with a little tweaking gives better results it seems, and that's what I'd been using... until now! I've had a Hoya filter sitting around doing nothing so I thought I'd try using that - it's a bit of a fiddle because it doesn't fit the lens properly and a bit of tape is required. I fitted it and set up the PJ using the Video setting, then went about tweaking things using Avia and DVE. I can't believe the difference! The image is so much more lifelike as well as appearing more smooth with great colour and much improved contrast levels. I'm sure there are more suitable filters, but I cannot believe just how easy it was to set up everything using the Hoya filter - I normally tweak colour settings endlessly, and end up feeling things are never quite as I'd like them. This time everything seems excellent right off the bat!