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There are a few factors combining that causes these discrepencies. There is some truth to the discrepency. First, some of his entries appear to be using BEST MODES and some are not, some are using more like near-best modes (which can make a huge difference) based on what the MFR estimate is. Some of his entries also have bugs occassionally, and sometimes it appears he enters the lumens based on torch modes.
That said, DLP's have brighter best modes than an LCD. The 8350's best mode is very dim compared to most DLP's, even DLP's with lower lumen ratings. This means it can go brighter in torch modes, but with more inaccurate color. PJC doesn't seem to strictly follow a particular type of brightness, although they appear to usually use a best mode or near best mode for their numbers but it often seems like they use MFR numbers as well.
For my calc, I disclose what numbers are what on the left side as to how my calculator uses those numbers, so that will give you a better idea, but as mine is still in BETA, I don't have as many units entered yet.