Newnes Guide to Television and Video Technology

4th Edition

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

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Description

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.

Key Features

* The definitive guide to the new technologies transforming the world of television: HDTV, Digital TV, DVD recorders, hard disk recorders, wide-screen CRT, flat screen technologies and others * A practical approach, including troubleshooting and servicing information * Covers UK, European and North American systems

Readership

TV and video installation and sales staff Trainee TV & video technicians / electronics students Home electronics consumers / electronics enthusiasts looking for accessible but technical information on the latest TV and video technologies

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Principles of Television 2. Colour television 3. Digital Television 4. MPEG Encoding 5. High Definition television 6. Audio encoding 7. MPEG-2 transport stream 8. Channel Encoding 9. Video re-production – an overview 10. Plasma Panels 11. Liquid Crystal Display, LCD 12. DLP and SED 13. Television receivers CRT-type 14. Television receivers – colour processing 15. DC power generation 16. Flat panel television receivers 17. TV Sound, mono and NICAM 18. The digital TV reception 19. Projection systems 20. DVD 21. Magnetic tape recording 22. Digital recording and camcorder 23. Cable and on-line television 24. Multimedia convergence 25. Interconnectivity and ports Appendix A1: Teletext Appendix A2: I2C serial control bus Appendix A3: Error control techniques Appendix A4: Processing Devices Appendix A5: The OSI seven-layer reference model Appendix A6: HDMI - DVI Compatibility Appendix A7: The Decibel Appendix A8: Amplitude and frequency modulation

Details

No. of pages:
608
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
eBook ISBN:
9780080550664
Print ISBN:
9780750681650

About the author

K. F. Ibrahim

Affiliations and Expertise

College of North West London, UK

Reviews

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.