Your comment that Color1 seem too dark on your screen concerns me, because that's the mode I'll want to use with this projector.
Can you specify the exact values you used for the following options ?:
1. You used 110" 16:9 screen, right ?
2. Lamp on eco or normal ?
3. The zoom range on the AE2000 goes from 1 (smallest screen) to 2 (biggest screen), at which point between 1 and 2 are you using it ? ? (zoom point dramatically changes brightness).
For example, the AX200 projector is an amazing light canon, but when you use it on Cinema1 (which I think is the equivalent to color1 of the AE2000, in terms of brightness), with lamp on eco and zoom on 1, you only get ~250 lumens, which is not enough to drive a 110" screen (You only get 6.9 foot lamberts, where the minimum recommended is about 12).