No shortage of lumens here! Although the Pro8200 projector isn't the brightest of the entry level 1080p home theater projectors, only two others have measured brighter. Since the Pro8200's more limited color controls prevented a true "best mode, we ended up with one all purpose bright mode. With the adjustments Mike made while calibrating, he gave up a couple hundred lumens for better color, but that still left us with a measured 1460 lumens!
That would be down from the unadjusted, measured, 1653 lumens. The good news is that it's color performance, the way Mike set it up (at 1460 lumens) produces better color than the "quick-cal" done in the other projectors' reviews. The two competitors with more lumens are the BenQ W1000 with a whopping 2179 lumens, and the Vivitek H1080FD, with 1777. The more expensive Epson HC8350 can pretty much match the maximum lumens, but the Viewsonic would have the better color, when both are at max. The Epson would do better in less bright modes.