Originally Posted by wheelee
wemax one, looks nice but actual ANSI Lumens is only 1688 according to the specs posted in the store
I've been using one of these projectors for a little over a week now. I also own a Canon WUX450, which is touted to have 4500 lumens. If the WEMAX is only 1688, which it may well be, the UST aspects make that spec a bit misleading. You see, I have a 16' diagonal screen, so the WUX450 needs to be over 20' away to fill that space, whereas the WEMAX can get pretty close to doing it at less than 2'. From what I have been seeing in actual use, this equates to a brighter image.
In comparison to my 4500 rated projector, the WEMAX is downright stunning. Brighter, sharper, more saturated colors and better contrast. I would put it up against projectors costing twice it's retail price, with no hesitation. The only use scenario I would not recommend it for is gaming. The lag is too large for anything but casual games.
I'll still keep the WUX450 for my my 16' screen, as I already have it. But if I didn't, I would have chose the WEMAX, given the opportunity to view both for comparison purposes. If I had an extra 2K laying around, I'd purchase a second unit. The one I purchased was slated to replace a 65" plasma in my living room, and I suspect that after the 96" PET Crystal screen arrives (on order), the plasma won't be missed.
And while less important for most of us, the audio output on the WEMAX is nothing short of astounding for its size.
While there are some shortcomings, mostly due to the incomplete translation from Chinese for some of the advanced features, you can get past them easily enough. The unit can be set up to bypass the chinese video marketplace fluff screens, and go directly to the active video source. You can also sideload apps without too much fuss. Youtube seems to work very well, but the only workable Netflix app is not as good in the quality department, as it would be on something like a PS4 or higher-end Roku. I suspect this situation will evolve eventually, as the adoption rate grows.
Also of note is that the unit seems to run very happily on 110v AC. Just ditch the cable which comes with the unit in favor of a $4 "mickey mouse" style laptop power supply cable. It plugs right into the unit, and requires no adapters or converters.
I'm really surprised that this unit hasn't garnered more attention than it has. Maybe I'm less picky than most here, but my expectations have been beyond exceeded with this unit.