My unit was not calibrated by Jason. tom Huffman did it, and we have posted the lumens. In high brightness EE mode we were in the same ballpark as jason`s review. A tad lower but well within 10 percent. In calibrated d65 normal color space yada yada 2.2 gamma, the lumens were as Tom posted about the same as a calibrated JVC in normal lamp mode. It should be noted that the much higher ANSI of a DLP projector compared to the DLAs of the JVC, the picture appears much brighter to your eyes with more pop.
The Bango is a much better machine in many ways as it should be at over twice the MSRP of a RS40. It is a much better machine than the RS50 0r RS60 too. Obviouisly, the JVCs have a higher on off and win in dark scenes. But that's about it. At calibrated D65, rec709, normal gamut, the picture is just tremendous. Noise free, very uniform, with incredible true detail. Looking at faces, they look like you are there seeing every hair detail, wrinkle, pimple etc.
If you look at an RS40, the RS40 looks incredible but if you put the Vango next to it, its no contest. video perfection. My screen is 110 inch d, 1.3 gain. The high brightness mode is way too bright on my screen. Unwatchably bright.