Originally Posted by AMCooper
I am desperate. I really like to buy XGIMI LUNE but it seems like world wide it is out of stock. I don't know if I should wait for XGIMI LUNE or I buy alternative wemax aka Xiaomi.
Now I'm waiting since 4 weeks for XGIMI LUNE and nothing happens. What should I do?
No one can (or should) tell you what to do, but as far as I can tell, the XGIMI Lune is still "in stock" at LightInTheBox
. Personally, I don't think it's actually in stock, rather, what I think they do is pretend to have it in stock, then when you put in a purchase order, they find/buy it from the wholesaler, and resell it at a profit as a third party. I actually bought my XGIMI Lune from LightInTheBox for cheaper than it's showing up now, but if you look, you might find discounts for it. Tracking the package was a bit of a nightmare, but it eventually got to me about 3 or so weeks later.
Things to consider: On paper (and supposedly in real world tests) the Lune (and we're talking about the cheaper, "XJ01V" 1080p Lune which "supports" 4k, and not the more expensive "XJ02P" 4k Lune which is pseudo-native 4k) is brighter than the Wemax One Pro. The 1080p Lune XJ01V supposedly clocks in at 2700 ANSI Lumens. The Wemax One Pro supposedly clocks in at something like 2300 ANSI lumens. And just for completion sake, the 4k Lune XJ02P clocks in at, I think, 2200 ANSI Lumens? (maybe less)? The Xiaomi Mi I think does something under 1800 ANSI Lumens. None of this might matter if you have a decent PET Crystal screen (though some have reported the Xiaomi Mi being too dark on that screen), but in my experience, the brighter the better.
As an aside, I've personally read some folks comparing the XGIMI 1080 XJ01V Lune and Wemax One Pro, and preferring the overall output of the Lune to the Wemax (and Xiaomi Mi). On the other hand, the Wemax can be bought by more reputable sellers than LightInTheBox (I've bought Xioami products off of Gear Best for instance, and think they're more professional than LightInTheBox). The Wemax can also be found pre-configured in English, while both Lunes are currently only sold in Chinese (though the AVS poster adra
has demonstrated that both Lunes can be configured in English, but hasn't supplied information on how that is accomplished yet). Xioami, who is likely the the parent company of Fengmi, the company that produces the Wemax, is also bigger than XGIMI, and may be more likely to respond to warranty requests. So, in the end, the Lune may be the better product, but the Wemax One Pro may be the more accommodating and least risky venture (assuming you don't live in China).
If I were to buy my projector all over again, I think I may take less risk over better picture, but buying anything from China directly is a bit of a gamble. Heck, depending on where you live, getting a more expensive American/European projector might be the best bet overall. I can tell you one thing, an American/European projector will be easier to calibrate, and warranty than a Chinese one. Course, it'll also be much more expensive. Lots of decisions.