Television Receivers: Digital Video for DTV, Cable, and Satellite (Hardcover)

Jerry Whitaker, Jerry Whitaker




Television Receivers--from leading expert Jerry Whitaker--is the best handle you can find on the brave new world of 21st century TV receiver design, specification, installation, and maintenance.

TV receivers dont come from a cookie cutter anymore. As audio did decades ago, TV systems are morphing into a range of components to handle a myriad of new and developing technical options.

This insiders guide tackles whats new in receivers and makes it manageable, accessible, and understandable. With its focus on changes and advances in TV receiver technology, this primer is a professional essential. Yet theres also enough coverage of technological fundamentals to give you solid footing in new areas.


Offering solid value for your career, TELEVISION RECEIVERS comes fully loaded. Its packed with examples, diagrams, schematics, and the data you need to handle every aspect of the newest systems and devices. For a broad perspective on directions and trends, and a one-stop source of essential on-the-job answers, TELEVISION RECEIVERS is invaluable.

The most complete technical reference to this expanding field, TELEVISION RECEIVERS can help you--

*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 PC-based DTV systems

* Plan and develop consumer video and networking applications

* Answer questions on technologies, such as decoder chips

* Get a handle on CRT, projection, and flat panel display devices

* Find examples of necessary mathematics, fully explained with practical examples


    Chapter 1: The Electromagnetic Spectrum
    Chapter 2: Propagation
    Chapter 3: Frequency Sources and References
    Chapter 4: Receiver Characteristics
    Chapter 5: The Radio Channel
    Chapter 6: Low Power Amplifiers
    Chapter 7: Analog/Digital Signal Conversion
    Chapter 8: Digital Filters
    Chapter 9: Digital Modulation
    Chapter 10: DSP Devices and Systems
    Chapter 11: Adaptive Receiver Processing
    Chapter 12: Television Reception Principles
    Chapter 13: ATSC DTV Receiver Systems
    Chapter 14: Consumer Video and Networking Issues
    Chapter 15: Cable Television Systems 279
    Chapter 16: Satellite Delivery Systems
    Chapter 17: Receiver Antenna Systems
    Chapter 18: Content Distribution
    Chapter 19: Interactive Television
    Chapter 20: CRT Display Devices
    Chapter 21: Projection Display Systems
    Chapter 22: Flat Panel Displays
    Chapter 23: Measurement of Color Displays
    Chapter 24: Application of the Zone Plate Signal
    Chapter 25: Picture Quality Measurement
     List of Figures and Tables
     References Cited in this Book
     Subject Index
     Appendix: Television/Video Standards
     About the Editor