I am now going to derail this monumental occasion with an ignorant question. Isn’t GOUT and “theatrical” referring to the same thing?? I thought anything pre-Special Edition adheres to George’s original trilogy.
Yes and no. GOUT is a presentation of the OOT on DVD. In terms of this discussion though, the “GOUT standard” refers to a precise collection of frames for syncing audio tracks. Theatrical prints differ by a handful of frames from the GOUT. These aren’t substantial content differences but are enough to throw off sync with audio tracks if they are used on different video presentations.
To use a GOUT synced audio track, the chosen video component needs to have the frames synced to the GOUT standard.