‘The Expendables 2’ is First Blu-ray™ Title to Feature a DTS Neo:X™ Optimized Soundtrack

  ‘The Expendables 2’ is First Blu-ray™ Title to Feature a DTS Neo:X™
  Optimized Soundtrack

   Experience the Action-Packed Thriller – ‘The Expendables 2’ – in Wildly
     Immersive 11.1 Surround Sound Via Any DTS Neo:X-Enabled AV Receiver

Business Wire

CALABASAS, Calif. -- November 05, 2012

DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and
audio enhancement technologies, today announced that The Expendables 2 on
Blu-ray™, available on November 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, is the
first Blu-ray disc to feature a DTS Neo:X™ optimized soundtrack, allowing
viewers to hear the movie in room-shaking 11.1 surround sound. Home theater
systems equipped with Neo:X processing can take full advantage of the mix and
will enable consumers to experience a truly multi-dimensional sound stage. DTS
Neo:X puts viewers in the center of the movie’s action scenes, allowing them
to hear every detail of the soundtrack from all areas of the scene, including
the action overhead.

“Lionsgate is thrilled to be able to offer a first of its kind listening
experience to the Blu-ray format,” said Miguel Casillas, SVP of Lionsgate Home
Entertainment Production. “Hardcore audiophiles and casual fans alike will be
amazed at the dynamic and immersive experience of DTS’ Neo:X 11.1 audio.It’s
the ultimate audio playback environment for the home theatre enthusiast and a
perfect match for the incredible audio design of The Expendables 2.”

Key Features of DTS Neo:X:

  *Home audio receivers equipped with DTS Neo:X offer entertainment consumers
    an unprecedented multi-dimensional audio experience by optimizing 5.1 or
    7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™ soundtracks for a full 11.1 experience. DTS Neo:X
    technology enabled on films, such as The Expendables 2, delivers a high
    intensity audio experience that truly elevates the 3D home entertainment
    experience to a new level.
  *Front-height speakers deliver discrete effects to the vertical dimension,
    elevating ambient sounds (e.g., special effects, room reverberation, wind,
    thunder, background music, etc.) to a third dimensional space for more
    depth and realism from the soundtrack.
  *Wide speakers expand the sound stage image and provide smooth and seamless
    tracking of front-to-side action (e.g., the sound from an automobile
    passing through from the front to the left side of the screen and
    vertically as the action moves up the screen.)

“DTS’ advanced surround sound solutions have been a benchmark standard for the
highest quality audio on Blu-ray discs since the format was first introduced;
we believe that the adoption of Neo:X on Blu-ray discs and high end AVRs
builds upon DTS’ success in delivering an immersive cinematic audio experience
to consumers at home,” said Molly Kronberg, vice president, digital media of
DTS, Inc. “Studios and AVR manufacturers alike are showing increased interest
in our advanced Neo:X processing and we are excited that the action-packed
thriller, The Expendables 2, is the first major title to take advantage of the
technology’s stimulating multi-dimensional aural capabilities, which
dramatically complement the movie’s high-impact action scenes.”

AV receivers currently available in the market that feature DTS Neo:X
processing benefit from dedicated height/wide speakers that provide distinct
direction for sound. The height speaker configuration adds a vertical
dimension for overhead sounds, while the wide speakers provide smooth and
seamless tracking of front-to-side sound for the most realistic audio
experience. DTS Neo:X is the world’s first 2.0/5.1/6.1/7.1-to- 9.1/11.1
conversion technology within a single algorithm and allows connected consumers
to enjoy movies, music and games as they were originally intended to be heard.

The Expendables 2 on Blu-ray is the first product to launch featuring a DTS
Neo:X optimized surround sound mix capable of delivering an 11.1 cinematic
audio experience at home, and is also the first Blu-ray disc to feature a
customized Neo:X 11.1 sound check featuring audio from the movie soundtrack,
which can be accessed in the disc’s main menu. Neo:X is fully backwards
compatible with 7.1, 5.1 and even stereo playback. DTS is currently in
discussions with major studios and independent filmmakers to release
additional titles with Neo:X optimized soundtracks to capitalize on this
groundbreaking technology. DTS continues to work with CE manufacturers to
deploy Neo:X processing on their AV receiver systems. For studios and CE
manufacturers interested in learning more about Neo:X, please visit
http://bit.ly/DTS_NEOX.

Visit DTS for more information, or connect with DTS on Facebook and Twitter
(@DTS_Inc).

About DTS, Inc.

DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting,
engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to more
than a billion consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy
as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory
audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in
enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms
of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer
devices. With the acquisition of SRS Labs, DTS strengthens its position as a
leader in providing end-to-end audio solutions to the rapidly growing network
entertainment sector. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media
players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart
phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray
discs. Founded in 1993, DTS’ corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas,
California, with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland.
DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington,
China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS, the Symbol,
and DTS and the Symbol together, are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All
other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. © 2012 DTS,
Inc. All rights reserved.

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Contact:

Formula PR
Melody Demel, 619-234-0345
dts@formulapr.com
or
DTS, Inc.
Michael Farino, 949-442-5404
Michael.farino@dts.com
or
Lionsgate
Jennifer Sandler, 310-255-4072
jsandler@lionsgate.com
 
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