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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter5.10

ATSC 1.0 Encoding, Transport, and PSIP Systems

Richard Chernock, ScD

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Matthew S. Goldman

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Introduction

This chapter covers the implementation of equipment and systems for producing compressed digital television (DTV) bit streams in accordance with the original ATSC Digital Television standard [1]. In light of subsequently developed ATSC standards suites—called ATSC 2.0 and 3.0—the subjects covered in this chapter are now retrospectively referred to under the general title of “ATSC 1.0.” (Hereafter in this chapter, however, they are simply referred to as “ATSC.”)

The first part of the chapter covers the video encoder, the transport multiplexer, system ...

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