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

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Chapter8.2

Analog Television Transmitters

Fred Baumgartner

TV Product Manager, Nautel

Introduction

As this is written, analog television transmission is waning worldwide, with approximately 50 countries left to complete the transition to digital by 2020. Analog TV is still found in those corners of the world that have yet to complete their digital TV transition as well as in some low-power, translator and closed-circuit situations in the United States. Until recently, virtually all digital television receivers would recognize and display an analog television signal. Analog reception quality, sensitivity, selectivity and tolerance of unstable video have been declining as television receiver manufacturers reduce or eliminate support for analog ...

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