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

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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