The next few years will see a major revolution in the technology used to deliver television services as the world moves from analog to digital television. Presently, all existing textbooks dealing with analog television standards (NTSC and PAL) are becoming obsolete as the prevalence of digital technology continues to become more widespread. Now, Digital Television: Technology and Standards fills the need for a single, authoritative textbook that covers all aspects of digital television technology.
Divided into three main sections, Digital Television explores:
- Video: MPEG-2, which is at the heart of all digital video broadcasting services
- Audio: MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding and Dolby AC-3, which will be used internationally in digital video broadcasting systems
- Systems: MPEG, modulation transmission, forward error correction, datacasting, conditional access, and digital storage media command and control