My AE700 has provided years of good service, but recently the color suddenly took a disastrous turn. The picture looks washed out, and I seem to be looking through a dirty windshield tinged with blue. Further there is a wide swath of bright blue up the right edge of the picture, and smaller patches of blue scattered around. I am curious to know if anyone else has had a similar failure, and just what has happened. Years ago I owned a Sony PJ which was known for burning the blue plate, but the 700 problem has no brown, burned look. I looked for a 700 thread to post this on, but they are too far in the past.
Meanwhile I wasted no time ordering the AE4000 while the rebate is available. It arrives in two days, and I am very eager to see what it can do. I may even have to buy a Blue Ray player, which I have resisted up to now.