"Dolby Ultra Stereo Surround" What?!?!?!??

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  1. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    Alright,
    I'm going to make a trip to the local mega-plex with a chum of mine to see Behind Enemy Lines...
    I'm so scared!
    Ugh, I haven't been to a megaplex in 8 months... I go to my HT everyday though [​IMG]
    Alright back to the question,
    The local theater lists this movie as being played in "Dolby Ultra Stereo Surround"..
    What is this?
    Is this some supped-up DPL?
    Thanks,
    Nathan
     
  2. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    Does anyone know whta I'm talking about?

    The question is:

    Whats Dolby Ultra Stereo Surround?
     
  3. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    Nathan, Which movie?

    They're probably talking about 5.1

    Maybe THX Ultra surround, If it's a new movie and it's a modern cineplex, then I think they are talking about DD 5.1
     
  4. John Stockton

    John Stockton Second Unit

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    Nathan
    There is no such thing as Dolby Ultra Stereo. There is a Dolby stereo and there is an Ultra Stereo, but they are different processors by different companies. Whoever is doing the promotion for the theatres does not know what they are talking about. They are combining the two to get Dolby Ultra stereo. [​IMG]
     
  5. Thomas_Berg

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    while we're on the topic, what is SDDS?
     
  6. Charles J P

    Charles J P Cinematographer

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    Sony Dynamic Digital Sound. Up to 8 discrete channels of sound. A theater-only, non-consumer surround encoding/decoding scheme.
     
  7. Kevin Eckhardt

    Kevin Eckhardt Stunt Coordinator

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    SDDS = Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
    Edit: Looks like Charles beat me to it. Gotta type faster [​IMG]
     
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