Stereo sound for television will require suitable material from a number of sources. In the cinema, stereo sound has been accepted for over 35 years. Originally this was a special premiere facility, however, since 1975 Dolby Stereo optical soundtracks have provided a high quality, low-cost stereo format for general cinema release. These high quality, wide range tracks are suitable for television transfer. A simple adaption to conventional telecine equipment is required. As well as providing stereo and improved mono performance, these stereo transfers provide material that can be presented in full cinema-style stereo in the home using Dolby Surround decoder.
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