Newnes Guide to Television and Video Technology

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Newnes, Feb 28, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 464 pages
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A truly accessible guide to TV technology and the Digital revolution.

The third edition of the Newnes Guide to Television & Video Technology is the definitive guide to analogue and digital TV technology. Eugene Trundle explores the fundamentals of Digital TV (satellite, cable and terrestrial) and Digital Video, as well as providing a thorough grounding in analogue systems.

The readable style of this book makes it the first choice for a wide range of readers working in TV manufacturing, broadcasting and retail. It also makes fascinating reading for anyone who wants to discover the technical side of the Digital revolution gain a better understanding of their home video equipment, or simply learn more about how their TV works.

Newnes Guide to Television & Video Technology is essential reading for service engineers and electronic servicing students, and provides an ideal foundation text for the relevant units of City & Guilds 2240, NVQs and the new City & Guilds Progression Awards (6958).

A truly accessible guide to TV technology and the Digital revolution
Essential information for all servicing students and professionals
Includes full coverage of analog systems, and new material on Digital
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Basic television
1
Chapter 2 Light and colour
15
Chapter 3 Reading and writing in three colours
21
Chapter 4 The PAL system
43
Chapter 5 Transmission and reception
51
Chapter 6 Colour decoding
61
Chapter 7 TV display systems
78
Chapter 8 The TV receiver
102
Chapter 16 Magnetic tape basics and video signals
228
tracks and transport
239
video
263
audio
294
Chapter 20 Servo systems and motor drive
308
Chapter 21 System control for VCRs
324
Chapter 22 The complete VCR
337
Chapter 23 Analogue camcorders and home video
345

Chapter 9 Teletext
122
Chapter 10 PALPlus MAC and enhanced TV
132
Chapter 11 TV sound systems
144
Chapter 12 Digital TV
165
Chapter 13 Satellite TV
194
Chapter 14 Cable TV
215
Chapter 15 Development of video tape recording
223
Chapter 24 Digital tape formats and computer editing
359
Chapter 25 Tape formats systems and facilities compared
382
Chapter 26 DVD players
391
Chapter 27 Care operation and maintenance of VCRs
399
Chapter 28 Interconnection and compatibility
406
Index
417
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Eugene Trundle is the UK's leading author on servicing and TV technology, and a practising service engineer.

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