DTV: The Revolution in Digital Video

DTV: The Revolution in Digital Video

by Jerry C. Whitaker
     
 

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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

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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 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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Booknews
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071371704
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/25/2001
Series:
McGraw-Hill Video/Audio Professional Ser.
Edition description:
3RD BK&CDR
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 9.58(h) x 2.29(d)

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