Godsmack's New Live Concert Movie DVD 'Changes' Mixed in SRS Circle Surround(R) 5.1 Circle Surround Is the Surround Format of Choice for Leading Recording Artists

Creating Surround Sound Music and Video Productions



    SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SRS Labs, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   SRSL), a renowned provider of audio, voice and surround sound
 technologies, today announced that the Coming Home Studios ("CHS"), a Los
 Angeles-based full service television and DVD production and distribution
 company, has released a long form live music concert DVD from multi-platinum
 artist Godsmack that was mixed in SRS Circle Surround ("CS").  "Godsmack --
 Changes" gives an intimate portrayal of life on tour with one of today's top
 selling rock bands -- and it all comes alive in vivid and immersive SRS Circle
 Surround.  "Changes" was available in stores this week and is the third DVD
 from Coming Home Studios utilizing Circle Surround encoding released since May
 2004.  An original Circle Surround 5.1 mix is included on the PCM stereo track
 of the DVD.
     Filmed by Daniel E. Catullo III and Andrew MacNaughtan throughout the
 band's 2003-2004 Faceless Tour, the film gives viewers a chance to experience
 the rigors of being on the road and traveling from city to city to perform
 music for tens of thousands of die-hard fans.  What's unique about this
 particular DVD release is that the viewer has two different modes to
 experience the DVD footage.  The first way to enjoy the DVD is to view it as a
 feature film.  This enables the viewer to view the songs performed live
 directed by Daniel E. Catullo III interspersed with exclusive
 behind-the-scenes footage directed by Andrew MacNaughtan, who were the
 directing team behind last year's "RUSH in Rio" DVD, which debuted at number
 one in seven countries and is one of the biggest selling music DVDs of all
 time.  The film mode includes approximately 105 minutes in running time.  The
 second mode to experience the DVD is the concert mode, which consists of
 58 minutes of live song performances.
     Circle Surround encoding allows a 5.1 surround mix to be stored or
 transferred via a PCM or two-channel track and delivers surround experience
 over any surround sound system.  This means that if a viewer has a non-digital
 surround receiver or has not installed their DVD and receiver via the optical
 jack, they will still enjoy an immersive and thrilling original 5.1 surround
 mix.  Also, any Circle Surround-encoded clip that is broadcast over television
 or radio, compressed for distribution online, or stored digitally on standard
 media, such as CDs, DVD-Rs, or personal music juke boxes, can be enjoyed in
 surround sound if a listener has a multi-speaker system with any surround
 decoder.  One of the most powerful features of CS technology is that it is
 100 percent compatible with all playback environments, from one-speaker mono
 to two-speaker stereo or multi-speaker surround sound systems.
     "We have worked hard with SRS Labs to deliver cutting edge surround sound
 to audiences both on this Godsmack project and previously with Matchbox
 Twenty," said Daniel E. Catullo III, president and CEO of Coming Home Studios.
 "When it comes to their favorite music and video, consumers place a very high
 value on premium audio quality as well as an excellent image, so when they see
 the SRS brand, they know they're getting the very latest surround sound
 technologies that can be enjoyed over any playback system."
     "Godsmack -- Changes" was produced by Coming Home Studios, a full service
 television and DVD production and distribution company that uses cutting edge
 audio and video production methods to deliver the most technically advanced
 DVDs available on the market today.  In addition to the "Rush in Rio" DVD, CHS
 has produced DVDs for many of today's top artists including, The Dave Matthews
 Band, Gloria Estefan, Usher, Duran Duran, Matchbox Twenty and many others.
 Seven of the company's DVDs have charted at #1 in Billboard and thirteen have
 been in the top ten.
     Mike Canevaro, director of sales and development for SRS Labs, commented,
 "Coming Home Studios gives music fans around the world what they crave -- an
 in-home concert experience.  With incredible video quality using the very
 latest HD filming techniques, and now with our Circle Surround, fans will feel
 as if they are in the stadium with the band.  We are pleased to further our
 partnership with CHS as they continue to set new standards of quality for
 music DVDs."
     For information regarding Circle Surround, contact Mike Canevaro at
 (949) 442-1070 Ext. 3216 or mikec@srslabs.com.  Additional information is also
 available from the company's website at www.srslabs.com.  For more information
 regarding Coming Home Studios, visit http://www.cominghomestudios.com or
 contact Daniel E. Catullo, III at (323) 467-6000.  For more information on
 Godsmack, visit http://www.changesthemovie.com.
 
     About Circle Surround Encoding & Decoding
     Circle Surround is a powerful and highly versatile encoding and decoding
 technology capable of delivering up to 6.1 channels of audio over any
 two-channel medium.  Quickly becoming the surround sound standard for
 television broadcasters, record labels and Emmy-award winning television
 mixers, Circle Surround is the ideal encoding solution for 'real world'
 applications because it is the most flexible surround solution.  What this
 means is that once content is Circle Surround encoded, the signal can be
 carried over standard stereo cables or broadcast methods and listeners with a
 surround sound home theater playback system will enjoy surround sound.
 Listeners with a two speaker stereo system or who use the internal TV speakers
 will get an enhanced and thrilling stereo experience.
     Major broadcasters, including ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN HD, FOX,
 FX, TNT and PBS, have delivered hundreds of events and television programs in
 Circle Surround.  In addition to it being a flexible encoding format, Circle
 Surround decoding is licensed by many of the world's leading manufacturers of
 home theater, automotive entertainment and personal computer hardware and
 software products, including Kenwood, Marantz, Theta Digital, Accuphase,
 M-Audio, Jaton, and Smart Devices.  It is the most powerful, flexible and
 feature-rich surround decoding format available today.
 
     About SRS Labs Inc.
     SRS Labs is a recognized leader in the advancement of audio and voice
 technology.  The company works with the world's top manufacturers to provide a
 richer entertainment experience through patented sound techniques.  SRS Labs'
 technologies can be heard through products ranging from televisions, flat
 panel displays, DVD players, mobile phones, car audio systems, headphones and
 notebook and desktop computers.  The company also offers hardware and software
 tools to professionals and consumers for the creation, production and
 broadcast of content featuring SRS Labs' technologies.  SRS Labs' wholly owned
 subsidiary, ValenceTech, is a Hong Kong-based semiconductor company that
 designs and sells custom ASICs and standard ICs to leading manufacturers
 worldwide.  Based in Santa Ana, Calif., the company also has licensing
 representation in Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, and Korea.  For more information
 about SRS Labs, Inc. please visit www.srslabs.com.  The information on the
 aforementioned website is not incorporated by reference into this press
 release.
 
     Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in
 this release are forward-looking statements and projections (which include
 statements concerning plans and objectives of management for future
 operations) that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made
 by, and information currently available to, management.  While the Company
 believes that its expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there
 can be no assurances that the Company's goals and strategy will be realized.
 Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect the Company's
 actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed
 in forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company.  Some of
 these factors include the acceptance of new SRS Labs' products and
 technologies, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the timely
 development and release of technologies by the Company, general business and
 economic conditions, especially in Asia, and other factors detailed in the
 Company's Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the SEC.  SRS Labs
 specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
 statement whether as a result of new information, future developments or
 otherwise.
 
      Investor Contact:              Media Contact:
      Tami Yanito                    Jennifer Drescher
      (949) 442-1070 x 3093          (949) 442-1070 x 5010
      tami@srslabs.com               jenniferd@srslabs.com
 
      Coming Home Studios Contact:
      Daniel E. Catullo, III
      (323) 467-6000
 
 

SOURCE SRS Labs, Inc.

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