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 Post subject: Ultra Stereo?
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2011, 19:49 
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I see some LDs and a few DVDs are recorded in Ultra Stereo. At first I thought this was a gimmick, but according to Wikipedia Ultra Stereo is a competitor to Dolby Surround that was formed by former Dolby employees. Does anybody know any more about Ultra Stereo? How does one decode it? Using Pro Logic or Pro Logic II?
  
 
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PostPosted: 05 Dec 2011, 20:30 
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All matrix techniques can be decoded pretty much the same way.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Stereo?
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2011, 20:51 
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What publius said. Ultra Stereo and DTS Stereo can be decoded with Dolby Pro Logic.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Stereo?
PostPosted: 18 Dec 2011, 20:33 
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I can only think of few films I seen in the past on VHS and at the cinema
Cobra (1986) on VHS I noticed the Ultra-Stereo logo on the end credits

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090859/ Also there were 70mm 6track prints made the 35mm print was only Ultra-Stereo

The Blob (1989) I noticed the Ultra-Stereo logo on the end credits at the cinema the 35mm print was only Ultra-Stereo http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094761/

I know I have seen a few more I think at home, maybe few odd more at the cinema, but then they were passed though a DOLBY CP200 at the local ABC screen 1.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Stereo?
PostPosted: 24 Jan 2012, 03:03 
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felix the cat: the movie was recorded in ultra stereo.
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PostPosted: 06 Feb 2012, 06:54 
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Guncrazy (1992) [ID2408AC] is in Ultra Stereo. The movie is pretty awful, though.
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PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012, 11:24 
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I think the halloween 6 ld has ultra stereo
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PostPosted: 20 Apr 2012, 16:30 
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While looking at post made by mikeystoyz on his, Humanoids I looked around and noticed two titles one being from 1980 in mono the other being from 1997 recoded in Ultra*Stereo. I looked around some more and noticed Ultra*Stereo logos attached to the database on some titles.

Humanoids from the Deep (1997) [ID4113NH]

The Blob (remake 1988) doesn't have the Ultra*Stereo logo attached
Blob, The (1988) [ID6270TS]

One pressing of Cobra (1986) has Ultra*Stereo logo attached
Cobra (1986) [NJL-11594]
Make that two
Cobra (1986) [RL-11594]

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http://www.imdb.com/search/title?sound_ ... tra_stereo
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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Stereo?
PostPosted: 27 Sep 2017, 02:04 
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Last night I watched Interceptor (1992) [LDCVM5510]
The first disc I've played with an Ultra Stereo track, I must say it was enjoyable, quiet a bit of low end along with other surround material, I think more then the average Dolby Stereo, would be interested to hear some other Ultra Stereo titles.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Stereo?
PostPosted: 27 Sep 2017, 20:34 
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I recently plowed through a cheap Mill Creak compilation of all 12 of Andy Sidaris’s cheesecake spy movies and most if not all of them had an Ultra Stereo logo in the credits. These movies started in 1985 and end in 1998 and are extremely low budget so the idea of it being a cheap alternative to Dolby is totally believable.

I haven’t checked to see if any of these moves are on LD.
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PostPosted: 28 Sep 2017, 04:00 
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Made a quick update to the "advanced search" to add soundtrack (mono/stereo/surround/etc.) on top of sound encoding (Digital/CX/DTS/AC3/etc).

Because soundtrack internal IDs do not match between Digital/Analog, it's limited to LDs with a digital soundtrack for now.

Here are the results:

Ultra Stereo (553 titles)

As well as:

DTS Stereo (22 titles)
Chace Stereo (30 titles)
Roland Sound Space (11 titles)

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Stereo?
PostPosted: 29 Sep 2017, 00:25 
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Julian, that's why we love the database and its admin. Bravo.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Stereo?
PostPosted: 02 Oct 2017, 08:22 
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Recent titles I played in Ultra*Stereo

Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989) [31036]

Fist of the North Star: The Movie (1995) [ID3679BM]

Repossessed (1990) [ID7378IV]
This needs to be corrected as it states Dolby on LDDB and IMDB and the end credits on the film states Ultra*Stereo. End credits on the laserdisc pressing below.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Stereo?
PostPosted: 02 Oct 2017, 10:07 
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laserbite34 wrote:
This needs to be corrected as it states Dolby on LDDB.


Back cover also shows "Ultra Stereo".

Updated, thanks!

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PostPosted: 03 Oct 2017, 20:30 
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admin wrote:
laserbite34 wrote:
This needs to be corrected as it states Dolby on LDDB.


Back cover also shows "Ultra Stereo".

Updated, thanks!

Julien

I see it now looks better. :)
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