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Joe Kane is a video purist (not a bad thing, just an observation). Anything which would compromise the video is out, bad, nada, and unacceptable ... audio be darned. The brain works through audio issues fatigue or no. Suck it up.
Joel Silver is for the total experience. IOW, you're not compromising video for the sake of audio, or compromising audio for the sake of video rather you are creating the best total experience since the two have been shown to be closely interrelated. Having said that, viewing distances and visual accuity are an essential part of getting it all correct.
For example certain woven screens allow way too much light through the screen reducing CR, perfs and weaves which are detectable due to visual accuity are out, weaves which produce shadows are out if it affects CR or is visible, etc. IOW, you want the best possible video to the extent audio is not made "bad" and, conversely, you want the best possible audio to the extent it doesn't destroy the video experience. (An example might be shiny silver drivers behind an otherwise acceptable AT screen.)
Basically, there's the single sub-system viewpoint and the integrated whole view.
Dennis Erskine CFI, CFII, MEI
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