Newnes Guide to Television and Video Technology

The Guide for the Digital Age - from HDTV, DVD and flat-screen technologies to Multimedia Broadcasting, Mobile TV and Blu Ray


  • K. F. Ibrahim, College of North West London, UK

This book provides a full and comprehensive coverage of video and television technology including the latest developments in display equipment, HDTV and DVD. Starting with TV fundamentals, the bulk of the book covers the many new technologies that are bringing growth to the TV and video market, such as plasma and LCD, DLP (digital light processing), DVD, Blu ray technology, Digital television, High Definition television (HDTV) and video projection systems. For each technology, a full explanation is provided of its operation and practical application, supported by over 300 diagrams including schematic diagrams of commercially available consumer equipment. Where relevant, testing and fault finding procedures are outlined together with typical fault symptoms supported by photographs. The new edition has a number of useful appendices on microcomputer/microcontroller systems, test instruments, serial buses (I2C and RS 232), teletext and error correction techniques. The book is intended for students of electronics and practicing engineers. In particular, it will useful for students on vocational courses and service engineers as well as enthusiasts.
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TV and video installation and sales staffTrainee TV & video technicians / electronics studentsHome electronics consumers / electronics enthusiasts looking for accessible but technical information on the latest TV and video technologies


Book information

  • Published: August 2007
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8165-0

Table of Contents

Preface1. Principles of Television2. Colour television3. Digital Television4. MPEG Encoding5. High Definition television6. Audio encoding7. MPEG-2 transport stream 8. Channel Encoding9. Video re-production – an overview10. Plasma Panels11. Liquid Crystal Display, LCD12. DLP and SED13. Television receivers CRT-type14. Television receivers – colour processing15. DC power generation16. Flat panel television receivers17. TV Sound, mono and NICAM 18. The digital TV reception19. Projection systems20. DVD 21. Magnetic tape recording22. Digital recording and camcorder23. Cable and on-line television24. Multimedia convergence 25. Interconnectivity and portsAppendix A1: TeletextAppendix A2: I2C serial control busAppendix A3: Error control techniquesAppendix A4: Processing DevicesAppendix A5: The OSI seven-layer reference modelAppendix A6: HDMI - DVI CompatibilityAppendix A7: The DecibelAppendix A8: Amplitude and frequency modulation