I'm advising some friends on some purchases for their new post production studio and enedup we ended up in a really heated debate over something that's kind of in my Dojo, but not enough so that I could argue with any sort of certainty. but it's way out theres which is what pissed me off. Long story short, they said that it made no sense to fork over more money for really nice audio equipment, and that it was necessary to in fact buy a crap home-theater-in-a-box because we need to edit our material in an environment similar to our consumer who does not have a zillion dollar setup. It's fine to be cheap, but to be blockheaded and illlogical without considering anything technical pissed me off. They're Award winning editors and filmers and so I don't argue with them when it comes to most things post-prod related but this is just bone headed IMO. My thoughts are that if you're using amazing gear and producing a higher quality film, it can only be a good thing because all the frequencies and channels will be rich and you can really fine tune it. Then those who do have nice systems can at least benefit from it whereas if you're making a less fine tuned and optimized media, you're both depriving the people with nice A/V gear as well as lowering the bar from which any loss in quality will start. kind of confusing but hopefully someone can answer without too much trouble.