From the Back Cover
Digital video discs appeared in stores four years ago, and they will soon dominate the market, replacing audio CDs, videotapes, laser discs, and CD-ROMs as the standard for home entertainment and desktop computing. Want to know how DVD technologies work? Then you've found the right book.
DVD Player Fundamentals provides a most pleasant path to enlightenment, covering nearly every aspect of this exciting new technology. While carefully considering the theory and characteristics of optical disc technologies, this in-depth reference volume also takes a close look at the assemblies and circuits that allow DVD players to function.
Brimming with facts, illustrations, and schematic diagrams, DVD Player Fundamentals covers disc construction, information encoding processes, and Dolby AC-3 audio and MPEG-2 video programming. This solid, tutorial professional reference also considers digital signal processors, optical pickup units, microcontrollers, audio-video decoders, and much more. Author John Ross takes a top-down approach and provides essential theoretical background at every step, thereby ensuring a good grasp of basic electronics.
Whether you're a hobbyist or professional technician, you'll find DVD Player Fundamentals to be an essential addition to your consumer electronics library that you'll turn to again and again.
John Ross has written several articles for Electronic Servicing and Technology magazine and has authored three books on communications technologies, including Guide to Satellite TV Technology from Prompt(r). As a staff member at Fort Hays State University in Kansas, Ross has served in numerous capacities, including manager of microcomputer services.