Bob, thanks for the info.
blueline, that's great news! Apparently Onkyo product support doesn't know their product as well as you...
Thank You for contacting Onkyo USA Product Support
1. you can use the DPL-2 for playing movies or music
2. dose not have (Dimension, Panorama,)
3. we do not have any info on that model at this time
try back in 2-3 weeks
Again, thank you for contacting Onkyo USA Product Support,
if you need further Assistance feel free to call us at 800-229-1687.
They wrote the above to me just yesterday. Note that #3 refers to the soon to be released Integra 6.2.
You know what... now that I reread the answer to #1 I think I MISUNDERSTOOD the reply. I don't have my original question as it was on a web form.... but I think I asked "does the new 696 receiver have both the DPL2 Movie and DPL2 Music modes"? He seems to be answering that it does have both. Great. And you've confirmed this.
cskates, from what I read at the dolby site, I don't agree that the Movie mode can be adjusted to be IDENTICAL to the Music mode. The Music mode has autobalance turned OFF, and the surrounds have a mild shelf filter in Music mode.
[This message has been edited by filmosound (edited 04-27-2001).]