Television Receivers Digital Video for DTV Cable and Satellite

Author: Jerry C. Whitaker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071395038
Format: PDF, ePub
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All-the-answers guide to television receivers For the best handle on the brave new world of 21st century TV receiver design, specification, installation, and maintenance, look to Television Receivers, from leading expert Jerry Whitaker. This insider's guide explains what's new in receivers, making a complex subject manageable, accessible, and understandable. With its focus on changes and advances in TV receiver technology, this primer is a professional essential, with enough coverage of technological fundamentals to give you solid footing in new areas so you can: * Find needed details on DTV (digital) and analog receiver systems * Confidently plan and operate any new receiver type *Develop innovations for display, storage, and tuner components * Implement and service cable and satellite receiver equipment * Apply examples of Internet broadcast receiver and PC-based DTV systems * Build expertise in interactive videoconferencing and other business-related applications * Answer questions on technologies such as decoder chips * Understand CRT, projection, and flat panel display devices * Get examples of necessary mathematics, fully explained with practical examples, diagrams, and schematics,


Author: Mark K. Eyer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071389990
Format: PDF, Docs
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WEAPONS FOR THOSE ON DTV's FRONTLINES * Decoding key to the mysteries of PSIP * Helpful guidelines for the design of set-top boxes, DTV receivers, video recorders, and cable-ready devices PSIP ANNOTATED You can ease the intense time-to-market pressure in DTV product design and development with this unique, helpful guide. Written by a principal author of the protocol--himself a senior engineer working in DTV device creation--PSIP annotates and explains the complexities of the standard. The only technical guide that offers comprehensive coverage of the standard that you must implement successfully to make digital and interactive TV devices work, this book helps you: * Understand PSIP information, with clear run-throughs on complexities in data representation, tables, and descriptors * Save design time with guidelines, considerations, requirements, and checklists * Design cable-ready devices and use navigation data delivered on the out-of-band channel * Answer questions on PSIP expandability, from reserved fields to private data and collision avoidance * Understand how the "V-chip" system works in digital television * Comply with emergency alert system standards and meet EAS requirements * Get a better grasp on PSIP with information on the standard's background and an insider's history of reasons technical choices were made * Look up needed facts in the complete ATSC A/65 standard The Broadcast Industry's Official Technical Guide to DTV and Interactive Television

Standard Handbook of Broadcast Engineering

Author: Jerry Whitaker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780071451000
Format: PDF
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New digital transmission systems are rapidly changing the broadcast industry and creating a demand for engineers who possess the proper technical skills. This comprehensive handbook explains DTV (digital TV) and DAR (digital audio radio) within the context of pre-existing radio and TV technologies, provides key equations and reference data used in the design, specification, and installation of broadcast transmission systems.

TV and Video Engineering

Author: A. M. Dhake
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780074601051
Format: PDF, Docs
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Elucidates various modern TV pick-up tubes, CCD imagers, and various kinds of VTRs, VCRs and video disk systems along with their design features. This book includes contemporary developments like cable and satellite television, MAC packets with HDTV and videotex information services as also their advances.

DTV Survival Guide

Author: Jim Boston
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780071350617
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Successfully navigate the world of DTV If you want to cut through the rampant hyperbole of digital television, and capitalize on the field's real technical opportunities, "DTV Survival Guide" 's informed, point-by-point analysis of facts vs. falsehoods is a real lifesaver. Written by Jim Boston, a digital TV expert and frequent contributor to "Broadcast Engineering" magazine, this no-nonsense book is just what you need to overcome the misconceptions. It's packed with the make-or-break information you need to smoothly handle the federally mandated transition from analog to digital broadcasting, in the best interest of your company--and your career. Offering you page after page of assistance with every key--and costly--decision you must make, the Guide gives you: * All the crystal-clear DSP details and cost analyses you need to handle DTV * Tested methods for keeping your stream away from the "error cliff" * Fail-safe insights into semantic differences among digital languages * Clarifications of key, and often obfuscated, concepts *Pointers on the right technologies for different jobs * Help in making choices that will still work tomorrow

Build Your Own Free to Air FTA Satellite TV System

Author: Dennis C. Brewer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071775161
Format: PDF, Mobi
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LEGALLY TAP INTO ABSOLUTELY FREE SATELLITE TV! Replace or expand your paid TV services with Free-to-Air television programming with ease. Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System shows how to affordably put together your own subscription-free home entertainment center from start to finish. Find out how to choose the right components, set up a satellite dish and receiver, fine-tune reception, add local over-the-air stations, and go mobile with your FTA TV system. You'll get full details on recording to the latest digital devices, installing a TV card in your PC, viewing video over the Internet, and integrating theater-quality audio. Photos and diagrams illustrate each step along the way. Comprehensive lists of technical terms and definitions, available channels and satellites, and dish-aiming steps are also included in this practical guide. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Equipment, component, and tool selection Satellite dish and FTA receiver installation Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 sound Dish alignment and synchronization Local over-the-air channel reception Video over the Internet and movies on demand DVD players, DVRs, PCs, and VCRs Mobile, RV, and remote Free-to-Air TV

Art of Digital Audio

Author: John Watkinson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136117091
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Described as "the most comprehensive book on digital audio to date", it is widely acclaimed as an industry "bible". Covering the very latest developments in digital audio technology, it provides an thorough introduction to the theory as well as acting as an authoritative and comprehensive professional reference source. Everything you need is here from the fundamental principles to the latest applications, written in an award-winning style with clear explanations from first principles. New material covered includes internet audio, PC audio technology, DVD, MPEG audio compression, digital audio broadcasting and audio networks. Whether you are in the field of audio engineering, sound recording, music technology, broadcasting and communications media or audio design and installation, this book has it all. Written by a leading international audio specialist, who conducts professional seminars and workshops around the world, the book has been road tested for many years by professional seminar attendees and students to ensure their needs are taken into account, and all the right information is covered. This new edition now includes: Internet audio PC Audio technology DVD MPEG Audio compression Digital Audio Broadcasting Audio networks Digital audio professionals will find everything they need here, from the fundamental principles to the latest applications, written in an award-winning style with clear explanations from first principles. John Watkinson is an international consultant in audio, video and data recording. He is a Fellow of the AES, a member of the British Computer Society and a chartered information systems practitioner. He presents lectures, seminars, conference papers and training courses worldwide. He is the author of many other Focal Press books, including: the Kraszna-Krausz award winning MPEG-2; The Art of Digital Audio; An Introduction to Digital Video; The Art of Sound Reproduction; An Introduction to Digital Audio; TV Fundamentals and Audio for Television. He is also co-author, with Francis Rumsey, of The Digital Interface Handbook, and contributor to the Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook, 3rd edition.