Relating to the first table. Bright mode, is easily the brightest, but as with almost all projectors, overly strong on greens. It's not a very pretty mode, use only in emergencies - when overwhelmed with ambient light. Overall, the color temp is very cool, with reds almost absent.
Vivid, on the other hand looks great, it's vibrant, and colors are good. At mid zoom it still managed almost 1800 lumens, and more at full wide angle on the zoom. This is your go-to mode for dealing with ambient light. Brilliant Color defaults to on, in this mode.
REC 709 is excellent, it's your "best" mode, and almost dead on the money, while providing a still impressive almost 1400 lumens, which means about 1500 at full wide angle. Nice and bright. Great for movies, HDTV, everything, just switch to Vivid if you have that extra ambient light and need more. Brilliant Color is Off on REC 709.
Game - very cool, but way better color than Bright. Didn't really use much. Vivid preferred.
While REC 709 was excellent, very close to the standard, we did calibrate the HT4050, based on REC 709, and put those changes into User 1, which was used for all but the football photos in this review.