From reading recent comments. The Z3 seems to be the BIG thumbs up projector right now A lot of bad comments about the AE700 are appearing now, enough to put may off I'd have thought. The Sony not out yet, plus a LOT more money. Sanyo appeared to have listened to people (makes a nice change) in giving ways to eliminate Banding, also Lens shift, and dust removal. Pretty much doing all they can to please any past issues.