If it's based on JVCs DiLA tech...
That is the first of many "ifs"...
"If" you had read the article, you would have seen this:
The demo setup will also involve Wolf Cinema’s custom video processor, the ProScaler MK6.
That pretty much says that they are working on custom hardware. not just "rebadging" JVC equipment.
And since there are no 8K sources available, you should accept the fact that, so far, 8K displays and projectors are only going to upscale content.
So far there are mixed reviews as to whether or not the 8k eshift is worth having, with some saying leave it turned off because just like JVCs current eshift, it just adds more noise to the image.
I agree with this.
Since 4K content is 90% 2K upscaled to 4K, we don't need to re-upscale this to 8K.
As far as Japanese 8K content is concerned... do we need more travelogue footage in ultra-high definition ?
I don't know you and you don't know me, yet here you are attacking me in an aggressive way. Nice first message, you'll go far.
I just reacted to your dismissive comments, mostly based on speculation.
Why don't we wait and see ?
Wolf have always released high quality products, even if they are always far from being "priced within the reach of many video enthusiasts".
going from past recased/rebadged Wolf JVCs, they don't actually change anything at all
DLPs have been rebadged in the past as well - Sam Runco with DLP for example.
Runco didn't simply rebadge products, they used better optics on all their units and as far as I know this is the exact same thing Wolf do. Runco in some cases also did internal hardware changes and software changes but I don't know about Wolf.
I never did find out for certain if there were any real mechanical changes with Runco's, and a new lens would be mega expensive for such a tiny run of projectors - it's often a significant portion of the cost of the projector anyway, so when you hear things like that it makes you wonder how true it might be. Look at how much an ISCO or Schneider costs for example, and that's a lens that can fit multiple projectors not just one. I guess we'll never know for sure unless someone strips down the original Benq and compares the lens with the Runco equivalent.