"A "must have" reference for DTV and DVD practitioners November 10, 1998 With a forward by Joe A. Flaherty, this tome covers the history, fundamentals and applications of digital television including transceivers, displays, codecs, compression and measurement. Audio encoding/decoding as well as transmission and implementation issues relating to the ATSC DTV system have their own chapters. A reference section and glossary are included. As a valuable part of the McGraw-Hill Video/Audio Engineering series, this is a "must have" for DTV and new media practitioners alike. - Amazon.com Customer Review
From the Back Cover
Report from the frontlines... The definitive, bestselling book on DTV ¿in step with the revolution
Packed with intensive coverage of the transformative standards and technologies revolutionizing the field at dizzying speed, Jerry Whitaker¿s revised DTV guide gives you solid and current footing for a technical career in digital television.
The first edition of DTV unveiled new applications and innovations in digital television and high-definition video imaging¿the hottest technologies to come along since color TV. A runaway bestseller, that book led to a second, which brought video and broadcasting engineers and technicians up to speed with all the latest developments in DTV.
Now this state-of-the-art guide once again tackles the new and makes it manageable, accessible, and understandable. If it has to do with changes to standards or advances in technology, you¿ll find it in this much-needed, just-in-time primer. DTV, Third Edition, brings you:
*Comprehensive review of all the new ATSC, SMPTE, and FCC standards *Contextual examinations of history, fundamentals, and applications *Previews of ¿DTV Meets Interactive TV¿¿the intersection where broadcasting, computing, and telecommunications converge *Step-by-step guidance in transitioning a facility from analog to digital *Insights on interfacing and harmonizing the ATSC DTV system and the European DVB system *Technical perspective on the controversy over the ATSC standard¿s suitability for trouble-free reception in urban areas *Scene-setting backdrop of regulatory and technical history *Monthly updates at the affiliated Website, tvhandbook.com
The bedrock for building an understanding of DTV, this guide by the award-winning former editor-in-chief of Broadcast Engineering magazine provides both newcomers and veterans alike a unique and essential handle on a complex field. Filled with examples, detailed diagrams and schematics, and enhanced coverage of standards, DTV: The Revolution in Digital Video gives you more reasons than ever to make it your first-stop technical resource.
"This book is a must-have for anyone involved in DTV/HDTV engineering."
"A `must-have¿ reference for DTV and new media practitioners alike."