Television Receivers: Digital Video for DTV, Cable, and Satellite: Digital Video for DTV, Cable, and Satellite

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 17, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 586 pages
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All-the-answers guide to television receivers

For the best handle on the brave new world of 21st century TV receiver design, specification, installation, and maintenance, look to Television Receivers, from leading expert Jerry Whitaker. This insider's guide explains what's new in receivers, making a complex subject manageable, accessible, and understandable. With its focus on changes and advances in TV receiver technology, this primer is a professional essential, with enough coverage of technological fundamentals to give you solid footing in new areas so you can:


* Find needed details on DTV (digital) and analog receiver systems
* Confidently plan and operate any new receiver type
*Develop innovations for display, storage, and tuner components
* Implement and service cable and satellite receiver equipment
* Apply examples of Internet broadcast receiver and PC-based DTV systems
* Build expertise in interactive videoconferencing and other business-related applications
* Answer questions on technologies such as decoder chips
* Understand CRT, projection, and flat panel display devices
* Get examples of necessary mathematics, fully explained with practical examples, diagrams, and schematics,

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Contents

The Electromagnetic Spectrum
1
Propagation
13
Frequency Sources and References
39
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Jerry Whitaker is Technical Director of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), in Washington, DC. He was previously President of Technical Press, a consulting company based in the San Jose (CA) area. Mr. Whitaker has been involved in various aspects of the electronics industry for over 25 years, with specialization in communications.

Mr. Whitaker has lectured extensively on the topic of electronic systems design, installation, and maintenance. He is the former editorial director and associte publisher of BROADCAST ENGINEERING and VIDEO SYSTEMS magazines, and a former radio station chief engineer and television news producer.

Mr. Whitaker is a Fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and an SBE-certified professional broadcast engineer. He is also a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

He has twice received a Jesse H. Neal Award Certificate of Merit from the Association of Business Publishers for editorial excellence, and been recognized as Educator of the Year by the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Mr. Whitaker resides in Morgan Hill, California.

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