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By the thread title, what I'm referring to is instances on television disc releases where the bumpers of the networks indicating that a particular show was "In Stereo Where Available" were included on those releases. How many do you know of or have you seen?

There are at least three that I know of, all depicted here:

--Matlock (first-season release has NBC "In Stereo Where Available" bumper with current peacock on pilot entitled "Diary of a Perfect Murder," March 3, 1986; even though this originally aired before NBC eventually changed from the 11-feathered Proud N peacock to today's bird, it is today's bird that is represented in the Stereo bumper; image captured from first-season DVD release from CBS DVD)

--MacGyver (episodes from the fourth and fifth seasons [1988-90] have had ABC Stereo bumpers on them that were represented on the DVDs; fourth-season one had "In Stereo Where Available" flanked by speaker icons, while fifth-season one simply said "Stereo Where Available" ["Stereo" in white, with trails of that word in varying shades of blue emanating from the left and right, and "Where Available" in black on a small yellow bar below that]; both of those were captured from fourth- and fifth-season episodes within the Complete Collection DVD release of that 1985-92 ABC series from CBS DVD)
 

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The syndication masters for Married With Children had 'em intact. Not sure if that's the case on dvd.

The third syndication only season of 85 Twilight Zone has "In Stereo" burned into its opening titles. And there's also Babylon 5 with its Dolby Surround credit.
 

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MIAMI VICE was the very first show that I remember seeing an "In Stereo" bumper. In fact, the first season episodes that I viewed (From the Spring of '85, as I recall!) didn't include the "Where Available" disclaimer, which was added during the second 1985-86 season (And on other new shows from around that point on!), if I recall correctly.

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MIAMI VICE was the very first show that I remember seeing an "In Stereo" bumper. In fact, the first season episodes that I viewed (From the Spring of '85, as I recall!) didn't include the "Where Available" disclaimer, which was added during the second 1985-86 season (And on other new shows from around that point on!), if I recall correctly.

CHEERS! :)

Are you referring to this NBC "In Stereo" bumper that was on Miami Vice?
 

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Are you referring to this NBC "In Stereo" bumper that was on Miami Vice?
Yes, that one first appeared during the second season. Before that, there was no "Where Available" disclaimer, at least not as broadcast on the NBC affiliate station WICU-TV from Erie, PA.

I believe the first MIAMI VICE season opening had a speaker flanked on each side of the "In Stereo" letters, if memory serves me correctly.

CHEERS! :)
 

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Yes, that one first appeared during the second season. Before that, there was no "Where Available" disclaimer, at least not as broadcast on the NBC affiliate station WICU-TV from Erie, PA.

I believe the first MIAMI VICE season opening had a speaker flanked on each side of the "In Stereo" letters, if memory serves me correctly.

CHEERS! :)

It did indeed, and that Stereo bumper was also on Knight Rider, apparently.
 

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An attempted Google search ailed to uncover any proper MIAMI VICE season 1 openings.

While Dailymotion has low res versions of MV S1 episodes, in a bizarre twist, the opening montage has NO labeling, whatsoever! Also, the muted season 1 episode that I was able to locate has the imaging zoomed in to the point that even some of the show's title isn't visible, let alone any "In Stereo" captioning.

Perhaps some owners of the MIAMI VICE Season 1 DVD and/or Blu-ray could weigh in on this?

CHEERS! :)
 

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It would just be the video sourced NBC shows that have the "headphone peacock" (Carson Tonight Show, Letterman, SNL from Fall 1985 to Spring 1989) still attached to them. It was an electronically generated ident and as such wouldn't be visible on new film transfers of shows like Amazing Stories and Quantum Leap.
 

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It did indeed, and that Stereo bumper was also on Knight Rider, apparently.
Thank you very much for posting this, Ben! That's how I remember the "IN STEREO" bumper looking, also!
I also remember experiencing a slight pang of disappointment when that "Where Available" disclaimer began appearing in the MIAMI VICE season 2 episodes, despite any personal Stereo TV setup being a full decade away, and even then, only via Hi-Fi VCR hookup!

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By the thread title, what I'm referring to is instances on television disc releases where the bumpers of the networks indicating that a particular show was "In Stereo Where Available" were included on those releases. How many do you know of or have you seen?

There are at least three that I know of, all depicted here:

--Matlock (first-season release has NBC "In Stereo Where Available" bumper with current peacock on pilot entitled "Diary of a Perfect Murder," March 3, 1986; even though this originally aired before NBC eventually changed from the 11-feathered Proud N peacock to today's bird, it is today's bird that is represented in the Stereo bumper; image captured from first-season DVD release from CBS DVD)

--MacGyver (episodes from the fourth and fifth seasons [1988-90] have had ABC Stereo bumpers on them that were represented on the DVDs; fourth-season one had "In Stereo Where Available" flanked by speaker icons, while fifth-season one simply said "Stereo Where Available" ["Stereo" in white, with trails of that word in varying shades of blue emanating from the left and right, and "Where Available" in black on a small yellow bar below that]; both of those were captured from fourth- and fifth-season episodes within the Complete Collection DVD release of that 1985-92 ABC series from CBS DVD)
We had the first Sony XBR 25in tv which were Stereo, Macy's was the only seller ,and charged full retail @ 1200.00. The first channel to light up that stereo lit was CBS 2 Balto.
 

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We had the first Sony XBR 25in tv which were Stereo, Macy's was the only seller ,and charged full retail @ 1200.00. The first channel to light up that stereo lit was CBS 2 Balto.

What I remember is buying some kind of cheap gadget from Radio Shack which took the audio feed from my mono TV or possibly was connected to cable and decoded it to Stereo before feeding into my amplifier. There was a knob that had to be adjusted to get separation right. When you were successful, a little red light glowed. The Tonight Show was the first Stereo show I remember.
It was a thrill to hear for the first time, but so fiddley, often we could not bother to use it.
 

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Going by memory, but I think the first episode of Forever Knight shows the 'In Stereo' notation on the first episode of the Season 1 dvd set.

I watched it recently.

It aired on the CBS 'CrimeTime After Primetime' series of latenight shows in the early 90s.
 

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Another show that has the "In Stereo" bumpers intact is American Gladiators, from when they added Larry Csonka to the hosting lineup along with Mike Adamle. (Season 2.)
 

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I’m pretty sure The Simpsons DVDs have that message on some of the early episodes.
 

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I'm not 100 percent sure, but AG was the first syndie show to have "In Stereo Where Available" during the opening? I can only think of one other syndie show having that which was “On Scene: Emergency Response” but i can't remember when "On Scene" had it.
 

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I'm not 100 percent sure, but AG was the first syndie show to have "In Stereo Where Available" during the opening? I can only think of one other syndie show having that which was “On Scene: Emergency Response” but i can't remember when "On Scene" had it.
AFAIK Tranzor Z was.

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Voltron was the first syndicated show in stereo, but doesn't make note of it outside of a brief mention in the end credits.
 
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We had the first Sony XBR 25in tv which were Stereo, Macy's was the only seller ,and charged full retail @ 1200.00. The first channel to light up that stereo lit was CBS 2 Balto.
I had a Zenith TV with stereo sound. It made my viewing of shows like China Beach, American Gladiators and other shows better than it had been in mono. (Got it right before AG's second season and CB's last season, 1990.)
 

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