WEMAX, many friends may be unfamiliar with this laser TV brand. In fact, it is only a sub brand of laser TV ancestor company named Appotronics. ALPD technology is a patented technology of Appotronics.
WEMAX luanched the latest 4K UHD ultra short throw laser projector named Nova in the global market in April 2020. Until now it is the newest model in the global market, though many new models in China market, such as D30 and B300 which support tri color laser light resource. By the way the price of D30 and B300 is twice than WEMAX Nova. Maybe WEMAX Nova is the best choice for us.
ALPD has developed to generation 4.0, but the latest generation of ALPD technology is only used for commercial projection technology, and the latest one for household is still 3.0. The reason is simple, because the ALPD 3.0 product is much cheaper, suitable for public consumption, and the performance is quit suitable.
Comparing to the ALPD 3.0, the ALPD 4.0 has some improvements:
- Successfully developed the fluorescence+tricolor laser scheme in 2018 to achieve extreme viewing effect
- Greater color gamut (the color gamut value reaches 98.5% of Rec.2020)
- Apply ALPD ® The contrast of 4.0 products can reach 2500:1, far exceeding the cinema standard
- Higher luminous efficiency (than ALPD ® The efficiency of Generation 3.0 products has been improved by 30%)
As early as 2007, Appotronics took the lead in inventing the ALPD laser display technology in the world, using the transmission type fluorescent wheel, becoming the first generation technology combining fluorescence and laser, called ALPD 1.0 technology. It has seized the opportunity of global laser display technology.
Then in 2010, aiming at the development of laser TV products, the reflective fluorescent wheel and the optical expansion volume combining method were adopted to launch the ALPD 2.0 technology that can achieve high brightness. At present, most of the ALPD laser projectors, such as laser TV, educational machines, wall splicing, etc., use this technical scheme.
In 2011, for the development of cinema products, Optical Peak Technology began to deploy the ALPD 3.0 technology of red blue laser+fluorescence. This technology solves the problem of insufficient red light color brightness and low red light saturation. After years of research and development, it reached 55000lm high brightness, DCI-P3 wide color gamut and 100% color brightness in 2017.
In 2015, in order to achieve the ultimate viewing effect, the ALPD 4.0 technology of red, green and blue laser+fluorescence was deployed. Compared with ALPD 3.0, it is different in that on the one hand, green laser is added, on the other hand, narrowband filters are no longer needed for gamut enhancement, so it not only enhances the gamut, but also effectively improves the light efficiency. At present, its light efficiency is 30% higher than that of ALPD 3.0 products, and the gamut value can reach Rec 98.5% in 2020. At present, it has been widely used.
Whether it is the iterative updating speed of ALPD laser display technology or the breadth of market application, it has always maintained its technological leadership over the followers and competitors in the same industry. These are incomparable to the traditional RGB laser technology. It can be said that the traditional RGB laser technology is a backward old generation technology, the APLD technology is a new generation technology that is growing rapidly, and the projection using APLD technology is a more advanced projection.
The only solution that can replace or compare with ALPD technology is to directly use the tri color light source and give up the color wheel, such as the product of Awol Vision.
Though, which one is the best choice of WEMAX Nova and Awol Vision LTV-2500? Those two products have similar price level.
Let’s take a look at the comparing table:
|Feature||WEMAX Nova||Awol Vision LTV-2500||Better One|
|Brightness||2100 ANSI lumen||2000 ANSI lumen||WEMAX Nova|
|Display Technology||TI 0.47-inch 4K UHD DMD||TI 0.47-inch 4K UHD DMD||same|
|Light & Color||ALPD 3.0 and 100% Rec. 709||Triple Color Laser without color wheel, 107% BT.2020||LTV-2500|
|HDR||HDR10||HDR 10+, HDR10, HLG||LTV-2500|
|Software OS||Android 9.0||Android 9.0||same|
|Dimensions||17.95*12.13*3.58 inch||23.6*13.9*5.7 inch||WEMAX Nova|
|Resolution||[email protected]||[email protected]||same|
|Contrast Ratio||3000:1 (Native)||1,000,000:1(dynamic)||similar|
|Ports||HDMI 2.0b x 3(1 HDMI eARC Supported)；USB 2.0 x 2； LAN x 1; S/PDIF x 1;AC In x 1; 3.5 Audio x 1; 3.5 Video x1||HDMI 2.0b x 3(1 HDMI eARC Supported)；USB 2.0 x 2； LAN x 1; S/PDIF x 1; AV In x 1;AC In x 1||similar|
|Throw Ratio||0.233:1||0.25:1||WEMAX Nova|
|3D||Cinematic 3D Display||Cinematic 3D Display||same|
|Adjustable Focus & Correction||both 4-point and 8-point keystone correction||8-Point keystone correction technology||similar|
|Power Wattage||300 watts||175 watts||LTV-2500|
|Speaker||30W powerful integrated speakers, Dolby Audio and DTS-HD sound||36W powerful integrated speakers, Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual X||LTV-2500|
|Release Date||August 2020||April 2022||LTV-2500|
|Price at Amazon.com||2700 USD||2800 USD||WEMAX Nova|
Product quality is also very important. In terms of sales volume and technical history, WEMAX’s products are more reliable. The development of science and technology products is changing with each passing day. If you want to try to update the technology experience, please use Awol Vision’s products.
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