Ok here's the deal. My friend was looking for a good DLP projector under $3k, so I did some searching and found that the BenQ PE7700 was the end-all be-all these days. It seemed to fit the price range and the reviews/posts I ready confirmed that it's a pretty sweet deal. So my friend ordered one a week ago and we waited for it to arrive. But it never arrived, and so he's been calling them left and right. I guess there was some problem with the shipping, and so BenQ offered him a free upgrade to the PE8700. Now, from what I've read, the PE7700's technology actually surpasses the PE8700's. I read that the colors were better, etc. Can anyone confirm or deny this? The PE7700 is listed at like $2,500 (list $3K) and the PE8700 goes for around $3,200(list $8K). But is this actually a better deal based on the specs of these two projectors? Any assistance is very much appreciated. PS, due to the nature of the situation, the comparison is only between these two models, so please refrain from offering up other brands/models Thank you in advance for any assistance/advice I may receive!