1st Edition

Understanding Digital Television
An Introduction to DVB Systems with Satellite, Cable, Broadband and Terrestrial TV Distribution

ISBN 9780240809069
Published August 30, 2006 by Routledge
328 Pages

USD $56.95

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Book Description

With the milestones of Digital TV and HDTV, there are
lots of questions to be asked about television of today...

Understanding Digital Television explains complex technical systems and solutions in an easy
to comprehend manner along with visual 3D graphics. It helps non-technical individuals such as
managers, executives, general media professionals, as well as TV and home cinema enthusiasts
gain a practical understanding of the equipment, technical aspects of digital television, and various
ways of distributing. Most examples are from a European perspective, but also include comparisons
with North American systems. This book answers the confusing questions about new devices and
digital formats, what to do when the analog TV transmitters are switched off, watching TV using your
broadband connection, and much more.

Table of Contents

1 The History of Television
2 What is Digital TV?
3 Satellite TV
4 Digital TV by Satellite
5 Digital TV by Cable
6 Digital TV by Terrestrial Transmitters
7 Digital TV by Broadband
8 How to choose the Equipment
9 Digital TV on Disc
10 The Consumer
11 HDTV and the future of Television

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Lars-Ingemar Lundstrom is the Product Development Manager for Teracom, a terrestrial broadcast service company owned by the Swedish government, and is engaged in Business Media Systems and Television, Digital Signage Broadcasting, Virtual TV and IP Television for Point of Sales and Cinema Applications. Lunstrom holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and is a published author with works that include: Satellit-TV Handboken, Kabel-TV Handboken, and Digital-TV Handboken.


"Full of technical content that would make it an interesting read for technicians...In all, a very well-written book and well worth investing in if you work in this area, or want to"
- Lighting & Sound Jan 07