Chapter 1. Video Overview

Video Definitions

Although there are many variations and implementation techniques, video signals are just a way of transferring visual information from one point to another. The information may be from a VCR, DVD player, a channel on the local broadcast, cable television, or satellite system, the Internet, cell phone, MP3 player, or one of many other sources. Invariably, the video information must be transferred from one device to another. It could be from a satellite set-top box or DVD player to a television. Or it could be from one chip to another inside the satellite set-top box or television. Although it seems simple, there are many different requirements, and therefore many different ways of doing it.

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