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Interactive Television Demystified : Demystified - Jerry Whitaker

Interactive Television Demystified

Demystified

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The first-ever, fact-filled introduction to the new world of interactive TV

Interactive Television Demystified helps you understand why the advent of Interactive Television will alter the broadcast industry more dramatically than even the introduction of color did decades ago. This guide by broadcasting insider Jerry Whitaker is the book to go to for the straight facts on interactive TV: what it actually is, what services are possible, and how it is affecting and will affect the television, cable, and computer industries. Packing plenty of case histories, this look at the hype-and reality of media convergence uses a proven, topic-clarifying format to bring you up to speed on PC-based receivers and other smart appliances, and provides you with:
Coverage of the ATSC and DVB standards
Interactive TV business models
Clear treatment of TV datacasting
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Contributorsp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
The Promise of Interactive Televisionp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Interactive TVp. 1
Copy Protectionp. 3
Overview of Internet Protocolsp. 3
Data Broadcastingp. 4
Data Broadcast Architecturep. 6
Computer Applicationsp. 8
HDTV and Computer Graphicsp. 8
Resolution Considerationsp. 10
Video/Computer Optimizationp. 11
ATSC Datacastingp. 11
Digital Home Networkp. 12
Advanced Television Enhancement Forump. 14
Digital Application Software Environmentp. 15
Predictive Renderingp. 16
DTV Product Classificationp. 17
Cable/DTV Receiver Labelingp. 19
Characteristics of the Video Signalp. 21
Critical Implications for the Viewer and Program Producerp. 21
Image Sizep. 23
HDTV Image Contentp. 24
Format Developmentp. 25
Case Historiesp. 26
Aural Component of Visual Realismp. 27
Hearing Perceptionp. 28
The Aural Imagep. 30
Matching Audio to Videop. 31
Making the Most of Audiop. 32
Ideal Sound Systemp. 33
Dolby AC-3p. 33
Monitoringp. 35
Referencesp. 35
Bibliographyp. 37
Video and Audio Compressionp. 39
Introductionp. 39
Transform Codingp. 39
Planar Transformp. 40
Interframe Transform Codingp. 42
The JPEG Standardp. 45
Compression Techniquesp. 45
DCT and JPEGp. 47
The MPEG Standardp. 49
Basic Provisionsp. 50
Motion Compensationp. 50
Putting It All Togetherp. 52
Profiles and Levelsp. 55
Studio Profilep. 57
SMPTE 308Mp. 57
MPEG-2 Features of Importance for DTVp. 58
MPEG-2 Layer Structurep. 58
Slicesp. 59
Pictures, Groups of Pictures, and Sequencesp. 60
I-Framesp. 60
P-Framesp. 61
B-Framesp. 61
Motion Estimationp. 62
Vector Search Algorithmp. 63
Motion-Vector Precisionp. 63
Motion-Vector Codingp. 63
Encoder Prediction Loopp. 63
Spatial Transform Block--DCTp. 65
Quantizerp. 65
Entropy Coderp. 66
Inverse Quantizerp. 67
Inverse Spatial Transform Block--IDCTp. 67
Motion Compensatorp. 67
Dual Prime Prediction Modep. 67
Adaptive Field/Frame Prediction Modep. 68
Image Refreshp. 68
Periodic Transmission of I-Framesp. 69
Progressive Refreshp. 70
Discrete Cosine Transformp. 70
Blocks of 8 x 8 Pixelsp. 71
Adaptive Field/Frame DCTp. 71
Adaptive Quantizationp. 71
Perceptual Weightingp. 72
Entropy Coding of Video Datap. 73
Huffman Codingp. 73
Run Length Codingp. 74
Channel Bufferp. 74
Decoder Block Diagramp. 76
Spatial and S/N Scalabilityp. 77
Concatenationp. 77
Compression Artifactsp. 78
Typical MPEG Artifactsp. 79
Video Encoding Processp. 80
Encoding Toolsp. 81
Signal Conditioningp. 82
SMPTE RP 202p. 83
Digital Audio Data Compressionp. 84
PCM Versus Compressionp. 85
Audio Bit-Rate Reductionp. 86
Redundancy and Irrelevancyp. 86
Human Auditory Systemp. 86
Quantizationp. 88
Sampling Frequency and Bit Ratep. 89
Prediction and Transform Algorithmsp. 89
Subband Codingp. 90
Subband Gainp. 90
APCM Codingp. 92
Processing and Propagation Delayp. 93
Bit Rate and Compression Ratiop. 93
Bit Rate Mismatchp. 94
Editing Compressed Datap. 94
Common Compression Techniquesp. 95
apt-X100p. 95
ISO/MPEG-1 Layer 2p. 98
MPEG-2 AACp. 102
MPEG-4p. 103
Dolby E Coding Systemp. 104
Objective Quality Measurementsp. 107
Perspective on Audio Compressionp. 109
Referencesp. 110
Bibliographyp. 111
Program and System Information Protocolp. 113
Introductionp. 113
Elements of PSIPp. 114
A/65 Technical Corrigendum and Amendmentp. 116
PSIP for Cable Applicationsp. 117
Channel Numbersp. 117
PSIP Data on Cablep. 118
Re-Multiplexing Issuesp. 118
Enhancements to the PSIP Standardp. 118
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 119
Definition of Termsp. 120
Conditional Access Systemp. 122
System Elementsp. 123
Transport Stream Identificationp. 126
Closed Captioningp. 128
SMPTE 333Mp. 130
Data Broadcastingp. 130
PSIP and SDF for Data Broadcastingp. 132
Opportunistic Datap. 134
RP 203p. 135
ATSC A/90 Standardp. 135
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 137
Global Termsp. 140
Data Implementation Working Groupp. 146
Environmentp. 146
Management and Controlp. 148
Referencesp. 150
Bibliographyp. 151
The DVB Systemp. 153
Level Onep. 153
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)p. 154
Technical Background of the DVB Systemp. 154
MPEG-2p. 154
MPEG-2 Data Packetsp. 155
DVB Servicesp. 156
DVB-SIp. 156
DVB-Sp. 157
DVB-Cp. 158
DVB-MCp. 159
DVB-MSp. 159
DVB-Tp. 159
The DVB Conditional-Access Packagep. 161
Multimedia Home Platformp. 161
Implementation Considerationsp. 163
DVB Data Broadcast Standardsp. 163
DAVIC Standardsp. 164
DVB and the ATSC DTV Systemp. 165
Referencesp. 166
Standardization Issuesp. 167
Introductionp. 167
Classification of Standardsp. 168
Videop. 168
Audiop. 169
ATSC Digital Television Standardsp. 169
ATSC Standards Documentsp. 169
ATSC Digital Television Standard, Document A/53p. 170
Guide to the use of the ATSC Digital Television Standardp. 170
Digital Audio Compression (AC-3)p. 170
Standard for Coding 25/50 Hz Videop. 170
Transmission Measurement and Compliance Standard for DTVp. 170
PSIP for Terrestrial Broadcast and Cablep. 171
Conditional Access For Terrestrial Broadcastp. 171
Modulation and Coding Requirements for DTV Over Satellitep. 171
Data Broadcastp. 172
DTV Application Software Environment (DASE)p. 172
Interactive Servicesp. 172
VSB Enhancementsp. 172
Implementation Subcommitteep. 173
ATSC DTV Standards and Reference Documentsp. 173
Service Multiplex and Transport Systemsp. 173
System Information Standardp. 173
Receiver Systemsp. 174
Program Guidep. 175
Program/Episode/Version Identificationp. 175
DVBp. 175
General Documentsp. 175
Multipoint Distribution Systemsp. 176
Interactive Televisionp. 176
Conditional Accessp. 176
Interfacesp. 176
SMPTE Documents Relating to Digital Televisionp. 176
General Topicsp. 177
Ancillaryp. 177
Digital Control Interfacesp. 178
Edit Decision Listsp. 178
Image Areasp. 179
Interfaces and Signalsp. 179
Bit-Parallel Interfacesp. 179
Bit-Serial Interfacesp. 179
Scanning Formatsp. 180
Monitorsp. 180
MPEG-2p. 181
Test Patternsp. 181
Video Recording and Reproductionp. 182
Time and Control Codep. 182
SCTE Standardsp. 183
Standardization and Implementation Issuesp. 185
Digital Television System Modelp. 187
Harmonized Standardsp. 187
Top Down System Analysisp. 189
Plant Native Formatp. 189
Advanced System Control Architecturep. 191
Functional Planesp. 192
Content Management Planep. 192
Service Planep. 193
Path Planep. 193
Device Planep. 194
Functional Layersp. 195
Referencesp. 195
Bibliographyp. 196
Metadata Managementp. 197
Introductionp. 197
Metadata Definedp. 197
A Metadata-Driven Systemp. 199
Metadata Requirementsp. 200
Standards Effortsp. 200
Schema Leveragep. 201
XML and RDFp. 202
Bibliographyp. 207
Internet and TV Convergencep. 209
Introductionp. 209
ATVEFp. 210
The Specificationp. 211
Content Typesp. 212
Transportp. 213
Triggers and Announcementsp. 214
Bindingsp. 215
UHTTPp. 216
TV Anytimep. 216
Specificationsp. 216
DASEp. 218
The Specificationp. 218
PVRsp. 218
Content Distributionp. 221
Introductionp. 221
Trends in Internet Contentp. 221
Limitations of Internet Infrastructurep. 222
Emergence of Content Distribution Networksp. 224
Broadcast Internetp. 225
DTV Content Distribution Modelsp. 229
Summaryp. 229
PC-Based Receiversp. 231
Introductionp. 231
A View of the Convergencep. 232
Features Required in a DTVPC Solutionp. 232
Mass Market Acceptancep. 232
Support of PC Screen Formatsp. 233
Feature Set in a DTVPC Solutionp. 234
Practical Implementation Considerationsp. 235
Software DTV Decodingp. 235
Hardware Assisted Software DTV Decodingp. 236
Hardware DTV Decodingp. 237
Intelligent Interactive Devicesp. 239
The Home as a Digital Hubp. 240
Interactive Videoconferencingp. 241
Introductionp. 241
Infrastructure Issuesp. 242
Full Motion Videop. 242
Applicable Standardsp. 243
Desktop Systems--Hardware and Softwarep. 244
Small Group-vs.-Large Group Systemsp. 245
System Implementationsp. 245
Making Connectionsp. 247
Glossaryp. 249
Terms Employedp. 249
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 256
Referencesp. 259
Subject Indexp. 261
About the Editorp. 271
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ISBN: 9780071363259
ISBN-10: 0071363254
Series: Demystified
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 15th February 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52