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Communication Technology Update, 10/e, 10th Edition by Jennifer H. Meadows, August E. Grant

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HOME VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

Steven J. Dick, Ph.D.*

Not so long ago, home video technology meant watching live over-the-air programs. The evolution of home video from simple reception devices to the media centers of today marks a tremendous investment for consumers and media companies alike. Each change in home video has given audiences more power, yet at a cost. Frequently, old equipment has been abandoned in favor of new.

BACKGROUND

As technology has improved, it is not enough to simply receive video. Increasingly, we have begun to manipulate video through storage and editing systems. Finally, displays have grown dramatically in quality and picture size. The most visible part of the home video industry has been reception. Media companies have ...

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