PLII Movie vs PLII Game

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  1. Tralis

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    PLII (Well, PLIIx) has three settings on my reciever, PLII Game, Movie, and Music. I know Music routes more to the Front L&R speakers as compared to Center and has a few adjustable settings. What exactly is the difference between PLII Game and PLII Movie?
     
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    they arent huge differences, they all create 5.1 from a stereo signal what i discovered, is that the prologic music has more treble in it and comes primarily from the front speakers
    movies has a deeper bass than music but less highs, the sound more often flows to the back speakers (probably a different alogrithm)
    mine doesnt have a game feature, but im guessing it moves around easily like the movie setting. as for sound...i have no idea, but i assume it would have lots of mids and lows
    (just a side note) mine had mono music decoder so it was music eq, but spatially, it was almost uniform across all the speakers, even the rear ones
     
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    My receiver defines it as:

    "The Pro Logic IIx Game mode sends surround channel bass signals to the
    subwoofer to preserve visceral impact."

    Personally I use it with games as a vast majority of games for the Gamecube and Playstation 2 were encoded with matrixed surround sound. Since they were matrixed I presume that they were mixed with the intent that they be decoded with Game as opposed to Cinema.

    I find that in the Guitar Hero games that utilize it Game mode generally sounds better grounded while Cinema mode often sounds slightly off.
     

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