About the author:
Gregory Dudek is a professor of computer science and author of over 150 scientific publications. He works on video systems, robotics, robot vision, and artificial intelligence.
Digital Television at Home: Satellite, Cable and Over-the-Air
Using, controlling and understanding digital TV technologies.
By Gregory Dudek
How digital television works, and how to get the most out of it. How to exploit digital TV and adapt existing analog equipment.
Written in accessible language, this book starts gradually enough so that no previous background is needed to understand it, yet it provides
extensive details on the various technologies.
The book describes how to upgrade an existing home entertainment system to digital television, how satellite and cable TV works, and the core technologies involved.
It gets into several of the background concepts of how TV works and defines much of the terminology, but steers clear of becoming a dry and technical textbook.
It also looks closely at the ATSC and DVB video protocols that are used to send TV information in North America and in elsewhere,
and how the prrotocols are used in satellite, cable and over-the-air TV broadcasting. The book also discusses practical issues like placing and aiming your antenna. It provides enough detail for the computer hobbyist or
home theater specialist to get involved in building or modifying a digital video system of his or her own.