Digital Television closely examines all present-day TV transmission methods. These include MPEG, DVB, ATSC and ISDB-T. DVD is also discussed. The text covers these subjects in a practical-minded manner. Although mathematical formulations are used, they are in most cases only utilized to supplement the text. The book also contains chapters dealing with basic concepts such as digital modulation or transformations into the frequency domain. A major emphasis is placed on the measuring techniques used on these various digital TV signals. Practical examples and hints concerning measurement are provided. The book starts with analog TV base and signal, continues with MPEG-2 data stream, digital video, and digital audio, and then moves on to compression methods. After an excursion into the digital modulation methods, all the mentioned transmission methods are discussed in detail.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Analog Television.- The MPEG Data Stream.- Digital Video Signal According to ITU-BT.R.601 (CCIR 601).- Transforms to and from the Frequency Domain.- MPEG-2 Video Coding.- Compression of Audio Signals to MPEG and Dolby Digital.- Teletext Transmission to DVB.- A Comparison of Digital Video Standards.- Measurements on the MPEG-2 Transport Stream.- Picture Quality Analysis of Digital TV Signals.- Digital Modulation Basics.- Transmitting Digital Television Signals by Satellite - DVB-S.- DVB-S Measuring Technology.- Broadband Cable Transmission of Digital TV Signals According to DVB-C/ITU-T J83A and ITU-T J83C.- Broadband Cable Transmission According to ITU-T J83B.- Measuring Digital TV Signals in the Broadband Cable.- Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM).- The Terrestrial Transmission of Digital Television Signals.- Measuring DVB-T Signals.- Digital Terrestrial TV to North American ATSC Standard.- ATSC/8VSB Measurements.- Digital Terrestrial Television According to the Japanese ISDB-T Standard.- Digital Television Throughout the World - an Overview.- Bibliography.- Definition of Terms.- Index.