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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Coming Home Studios Contact: Daniel E. Catullo, III (323) 467-6000
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