DVD Players and Drives

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Newnes, Aug 11, 2003 - Computers - 336 pages
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Fawzi Ibrahim has used his background running courses on DVD technology and writing for Television magazine to prepare a book for engineers that is based on genuine hands-on experience with DVD equipment for video, PC and audio applications. His book is a guide to the technology and its application, with a special focus on design issues and pitfalls, maintenance and repair. The principles of DVD technology are introduced from the basics, and DVD applications are illustrated by genuine technical information in the form of block diagrams and circuit schematics. All current forms of DVD player and writer are introduced, including equipment types that are only just appearing on the market.

The straightforward approach of this book makes it ideal for engineers and technicians getting up to speed with the new technology, and students of consumer electronics.

Ibrahim is well known for his ability to demystify TV and PC technology, in a range of popular titles including Digital Television, Television Receivers, and PC Operation and Repair.

* The engineer's guide to DVD technology
* Fully up-to-date coverage of video, PC and audio applications
* Developed from the author's short courses and magazine articles on DVD
 

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Contents

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2 Digital and Microprocessor Applications
14
Analogue and digital
58
4 DVD encoding
79
5 Framing and forward error correction
101
6 The optical pickup unit
109
7 Signal processing and control
118
8 Video and audio decoding
139
12 DVD production
192
13 DVD drives
214
DVD glossary
239
Integrated circuits
268
Required functions of a DVDvideo player
275
DVDvideo copyright protection systems
279
Units and specifications
283
Selftest questions and answers
297

9 Power supply and user interface
149
10 DVD players
163
11 Data flow
179

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