Chapter 11

Video Overview and Broadcast Video Architecture

Abstract

This chapter presents an introduction to video which will be of interest to both those carrying radio frequency (RF) broadcast video and those carrying IPTV. The latter portions concentrate on issues related to RF broadcast of video.

Keywords

Channels; Direct modulation; External modulation; Frequency; Gain; Loss; Modulation depth; OMI; RF; SBS; Signal levels; SRS; Video

Introduction

Some small fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) operators, and perhaps those considering an FTTH network, have thrown up their hands and decided that offering video is too hard, and that they can exist by just selling data and maybe voice services. We strongly recommend against this approach. True, video is a little ...

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