SANTA ANA, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SRS Labs, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRSL), a renowned provider of audio, voice and surround sound technologies, announces today that rock sensation Matchbox Twenty's concert DVD, SHOW -- A Night In The Life Of Matchbox Twenty, showcases for the very first time on DVD, SRS Labs' Circle Surround(R) 5.1 technology. With Circle Surround, audio professionals can produce 5.1 channels of music and video content for distribution or storage over a standard two-channel medium, such as broadcast television, radio, regular compact discs or the stereo track of a DVD. SHOW kicks off with a cinematic premiere in Hollywood tonight, which will be presented in Circle Surround, followed by its release in stores throughout the United States on May 25. Matchbox Twenty is a multi-platinum band, wrapping up 2003 in chart topping form as they were named #1 Adult Top 40 Artist and #1 Modern Adult Contemporary Artist of the year, according to Billboard's Airplay Monitor. With 20 songs, spanning three enormously successful albums, this double DVD was shot in state-of-the-art high definition video with 19 cameras, capturing all the nuances of a stellar live performance. In addition to the standard Dolby Digital track, SHOW will offer a Circle Surround 5.1 audio mix on the second track that is usually a stereo or four-channel surround mix. Now any listener with a surround sound system will enjoy the original 5.1 mix that Matchbox Twenty engineer James "Jimbo" Barton created. This means that 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. One of the most powerful features of the 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. James "Jimbo" Barton is one of Hollywood's hottest producers and engineers and in addition to Matchbox Twenty has worked with other top recording artists including Rush, Queensryche, Enya, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson and Eric Clapton. Barton says, "Circle Surround should be an accessory on every CD or stereo track on a DVD. It allows me to create a 5.1 mix that anyone can enjoy. I love it!" SHOW was produced by Coming Home Studios (CHS), a full service television and DVD production and distribution company that uses cutting edge production methods to provide the music fan with a front row seat at the concert, and is the first project under a new strategic alliance with SRS Labs that was announced on May 18. CHS has produced DVDs for a slew of multi-platinum artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Godsmack, Rush, Usher, Marilyn Manson and many others. For information regarding Circle Surround, contact Mike Canevaro at (949) 442-1070 Ext. 3216 or email@example.com. Additional information is also available from the company's website at http://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 Matchbox Twenty, visit http://matchboxtwenty.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, including the 55th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, selected X Games, NFL and NBA broadcasts, "It's all Relative", "The Shield", "Frasier", and "The Help". 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 http://www.srslabs.com. The information on the aforementioned website is not incorporated by reference into this press release. 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