Just to clarify, there is certainly a lot of commonality between Movie and Music modes, as they both use the same core matrix decoder. The differences are that Music mode has the option to provide the C Width, Dimension and Panorama modes, while Movie does not. However, no settings of these controls gives the Movie mode exactly. There are other small differences, such as a mild shelf filter applied to the surrounds in Music that is off in Movie, and there is a difference in coherence between the 2 surround outputs as well. The idea was to ensure that panned surround effects would sound coherent in Movie mode for best localization, but since such hard surround effects are not present in music, the Music mode does not apply this coherence to the surrounds. Also, the Haas effect (time delay) is removed during Music, but is not in Movie.
The Onkyo offers Movie and Music, but no adjustments in Music. It has the standard recommended settings as default.
[This message has been edited by Roger Dressler (edited 04-27-2001).]
Deadwood Atmos theater
AV7702 Atmos 7.4.4, SSP-800 PLIIx 7.4
Aerial Acoustics 7B/CC3B fronts, B&W CWM8180 surrounds, Tannoy Di6 DC heights, Hsu ULS-15 subs