Actually what I have heard compared side by side in the same room has been films analog track which is basically stereo pro logic. The steering is far superior to anything including blue ray audio Ive heard. Very impressive. Bill might be on to something as to the reason for this different mix after all a small cinema screen might start at 30 to 40 feet wide, our home cinema screens are postage size in comparison. This difference in ambiance is quite large making sense a different audio mix requirement for both would make sense.