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DTV: The Revolution in Digital Video

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Exhaustive compendium of DTV details

Now there's an up-to-the-minute edition of the #1 guide to digital television. And none too soon, because in the two years since the last edition was published, DTV has undergone dizzying technical and regulatory changes. You'll find them all covered in Jerry Whitaker's DTV: The Revolution in Digital Video, Third Edition.This engineering-level guide to the ATSC DTV standard and its impact on the television broadcast industry is loaded with ...

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Overview

Exhaustive compendium of DTV details

Now there's an up-to-the-minute edition of the #1 guide to digital television. And none too soon, because in the two years since the last edition was published, DTV has undergone dizzying technical and regulatory changes. You'll find them all covered in Jerry Whitaker's DTV: The Revolution in Digital Video, Third Edition.This engineering-level guide to the ATSC DTV standard and its impact on the television broadcast industry is loaded with examples, detailed diagrams and schematics. It's a tutorial for all ATSC and SMPTE standards and FCC regulations guiding DTV licensing and applications. This timely edition explores the implications of datacasting and interactive television…harmonizing DTV with the European DVB system…and the bristling controversy over the ATSC standard's suitability for urban broadcast. A dedicated Website, updated monthly, ensures that you'll stay on top of all fast-breaking news and developments in the field.

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As it has descended upon other communication services, the digital revolution is due to start impacting the 98 percent of US households with televisions. The author enlightens video/audio professionals about its pioneers, devices, transmission, and implementation issues; graphics and a glossary are helpful in this regard. In the preface, a National Association of Broadcasters' VP points with pride to their role in this new "golden era"of digital TV broadcasting service. Issues not addressed are whether the cost and quality of HDTV (high definition television) programming make the transition worthwhile. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071371704
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/25/2001
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Video/Audio Professional Ser.
  • Edition description: 3RD BK&CDR
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 2.29 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: The Road to DTV. Chapter 3: Applications for HDTV. Chapter 4: Fundamental Imaging System Principles. Chapter 5: Digital Coding of Video Signals. Chapter 6: Video and Audio Compression. Chapter 7: High Definition Production Systems. Chapter 8: DTV Audio Encoding and Decoding. Chapter 9: The ATSC DTV System. Chapter 10: DTV Transmission Issues. Chapter 11: Receiver Systems and Display Devices. Chapter 12: The DVB Standard. Chapter 13: Video Measurement Techniques. Chapter 14: DTV Implementation Issues. Chapter 15: Interactive Television Issues. Chapter 16: Reference Documents. Chapter 17: Using the CD-ROM.
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