Newnes Guide to Digital Television
The Newnes Guide to Digital Television provides a down-to-earth guide to all aspects of Digital TV, encompassing the electronics of the equipment, data compression, TV production, servicing, and the different transmission methods - terrestrial, satellite and cable. The book introduces the basic theory of digital technology and demystifies the world of MPEG-2. It also covers the process of broadcast from camera to transmitter, the workings of the receiver from antenna to tube, and the technology of encryption and the set-top box. Thus, this book provides an overview of Digital TV for specialists in any one area as well as an introduction for those who want to gain a basic grasp of the technology. It is essential reading for managers in equipment design and manufacture, broadcasting and transmission. Above all, this book will provide service engineers and installers with a working knowledge of all aspects of Digital TV. Students and lecturers will find in this Newnes Guide all they need to know about this important new technology. Richard Brice's descriptions are clear and accurate, but not burdened with too much jargon, and with maths kept to an absolute minimum. Richard Brice has worked as a senior design engineer in many of Britain's top broadcast companies and has his own music production company. Readable introduction suitable for a wide range of technicians, engineers and studentsCovers the technology of home receivers and video recorders, compression and production, servicing and troubleshooting Concise and jargon free, with mathematics kept to a minimum
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