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Newnes TV and Video Engineer's Pocket Book, 3rd Edition

Book Description

This well-known book is an essential tool for every service engineer, and an extremely useful reference source for a wide range of engineers, students, sales and installation staff. It presents a wide range of data and key information in a compact form, covering television reception, satellite and cable television, video recorders, colour camera technology, teletext, sound systems, fault-finding procedures and much more.

The new edition has been thoroughly updated to include digital and other new technologies, with new chapters on digital camcorders and VCRs, digital television, Dolby sound systems, and home cinema.

Eugene Trundle is well known as a contributor to Television and other magazines, and as author of a number of books on servicing and TV technology. He also works in the servicing industry, so his writing is based on hands-on experience.

  • Well known and essential tool for every service engineer
  • Contains wide range of data and essential information in a compact formThoroughly updated to cover the latest technology such as digital TV and video technology

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. PREFACE
  6. Chapter 1: COMPONENTS AND ASSEMBLIES
    1. RESISTORS
    2. CAPACITORS
    3. INDUCTORS
    4. DIODES
    5. TRANSISTORS
    6. INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
    7. FUSES
    8. PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS
    9. SOLDER
  7. Chapter 2: TV AND VIDEO WAVEFORMS AND STANDARDS
    1. SCANNING STANDARDS
    2. THE VIDEO SIGNAL
    3. COLOUR ENCODING
    4. VISION MODULATION
    5. AM MODULATION
    6. SIDEBANDS
    7. DIGITAL TV TRANSMISSION
    8. TERRESTRIAL DIGITAL TV
    9. TV SOUND TRANSMISSION
    10. STEREO-SOUND TV TRANSMISSIONS
    11. THE TELEVISION NETWORK
    12. CHANNEL FIVE BROADCASTING
    13. WORLDWIDE TV STANDARDS
  8. Chapter 3: AERIALS AND RECEIVERS
    1. AERIALS
    2. FEEDERS
    3. DISTRIBUTION AMPLIFIERS FOR UHF
    4. SATELLITE AERIALS
    5. TUNERS
    6. VARICAP TUNING
    7. IF AMPLIFIERS
    8. SOUND DEMODULATION
    9. FREQUENCY-SYNTHESIS TUNING
    10. SYSTEMS CONVERSION
  9. Chapter 4: SATELLITE TELEVISION
    1. TV FROM SPACE
    2. SATELLITE RECEIVING ANTENNAS
    3. RECEIVER INSTALLATION
    4. HEAD-END UNITS
    5. SATELLITE RECEIVERS
    6. MAC ENCODING
    7. DIGITAL RADIO SYSTEMS
    8. SERVICING SATELLITE EQUIPMENT
  10. Chapter 5: IMAGE DISPLAY AND CAPTURE DEVICES
    1. SINGLE GUN TUBE
    2. BEAM DEFLECTION
    3. COLOUR PICTURE TUBE
    4. PURITY ADJUSTMENT
    5. CONVERGENCE
    6. TUBE SETTING UP
    7. TRINITRON TUBE
    8. PICTURE-TUBE NOMENCLATURE
    9. FACEPLATE DESIGN
    10. TUBE REACTIVATION
    11. HANDLING PICTURE-TUBES
    12. TUBE PROJECTION DISPLAYS
    13. ALTERNATIVE DISPLAY SYSTEMS
    14. PICK-UP TUBES
    15. DARK CURRENT AND LAG
    16. COLOUR SENSING WITH A SINGLE TUBE
    17. SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSORS
  11. Chapter 6: TV CAMERAS AND ANALOGUE COLOUR ENCODING
    1. ENCODING
    2. THE PAL VARIANT
    3. CAMERA BASICS
    4. CHROMINANCE CIRCUITS
    5. IMAGE SENSOR FACEPLATE CONFIGURATIONS
    6. CAMERA SECTION BLOCK DIAGRAM
    7. COLOUR TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION
    8. AUTO-IRIS AND AGC
    9. SSG AND TIMEBASE GENERATORS
    10. CAMERA POWER SUPPLIES
    11. LENS ASSEMBLY AND AUTO-FOCUS
    12. VIEWFINDERS
    13. VIEWFINDER INDICATIONS
    14. CAMCORDERS
  12. Chapter 7: TV SIGNAL PROCESSING
    1. TUBE-DRIVE AMPLIFIERS
    2. CLAMPING AND BLANKING
    3. COLOUR DECODING
    4. BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST AND COLOUR CONTROL
    5. COLOUR DECODER
    6. MULTIFUNCTION PROCESSING CHIPS
    7. SECAM COLOUR SYSTEM
    8. SANDCASTLE PULSE
  13. Chapter 8: TELETEXT RECEPTION
    1. PRINCIPLES
    2. TELETEXT DECODER
  14. Chapter 9: NICAM STEREO SOUND
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. ENCODING AND TRANSMISSION
    3. RECEPTION AND DECODING
    4. SERVICING NICAM DECODERS
  15. Chapter 10: TIMEBASE CIRCUITS
    1. RAMP GENERATORS
    2. FIELD OSCILLATOR
    3. FIELD OUTPUT STAGE
    4. IC FIELD TIMEBASE
    5. CLASS D FIELD TIMEBASE
    6. LINE TIMEBASE
    7. LINE DRIVER
    8. LINE OUTPUT STAGE
    9. PULSE FEEDS
    10. SUPPLY VOLTAGE STABILISATION
    11. TIMEBASE SERVICING
  16. Chapter 11: POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
    1. ZENER STABILISATION
    2. SERIES- AND SHUNT-REGULATORS
    3. SWITCH-MODE CONCEPT
    4. BLOCKING-OSCILLATOR PSU
    5. ALTERNATIVE CHOPPER CONFIGURATION
    6. IC-BASED SMPSU
    7. BURST-MODE PSU CHIP
    8. STEP-UP SWITCH-MODE PSU
    9. HYBRID SWITCHER IC
    10. DEGAUSSING
    11. VIDEORECORDER PSUS
    12. SERVICING POWER SUPPLY UNITS
  17. Chapter 12: DIGITAL TV
    1. DIGITAL CONVERSION
    2. MPEG AUDIO
    3. SYSTEM LAYER AND MPEG-2 PACKETS
    4. PSI
    5. MULTIPLEXING
    6. CONDITIONAL ACCESS
    7. MODULATION SYSTEMS
    8. QPSK
    9. 64-QAM
    10. COFDM
    11. RECEIVER OVERVIEW
    12. DTV RECEIVER
  18. Chapter 13: VIDEO ON MAGNETIC TAPE
    1. FM MODULATION
    2. HEAD GAP AND WRITING SPEED
    3. HELICAL TAPE SCAN
    4. TWO-HEAD SCANNING
    5. TRACK CONFIGURATION
    6. AZIMUTH OFFSET
    7. COLOUR RECORDING
    8. HEAD TRACKING
    9. AUTOMATIC TRACKING SYSTEM
    10. HEAD-SWEEP PHASING
    11. LONG-PLAY VARIANTS
    12. SMALL HEAD DRUMS
    13. FREEZE-FRAME FACILITY
  19. Chapter 14: VIDEORECORDER SIGNAL PROCESSING
    1. RECORD LUMINANCE SYSTEM
    2. PLAYBACK LUMINANCE SYSTEM
    3. COLOUR-UNDER SYSTEM
    4. CHROMINANCE RECORDING
    5. CHROMINANCE PLAYBACK
    6. CROSSTALK CANCELLATION
    7. VIDEO 8 COLOUR PROCESSING
    8. ONE-CHIP VIDEO PROCESSOR
    9. FAULT-FINDING IN VIDEO SIGNAL CIRCUITS
  20. Chapter 15: SERVO SYSTEMS
    1. VIDEORECORDER SERVOS
    2. REFERENCE SOURCES
    3. PULSE-COUNTING (DIGITAL) SERVOS
    4. PRACTICAL SERVO SYSTEM
    5. TILTING DRUM TECHNOLOGY
    6. MOTORS
    7. SERVO OPERATION IN SEARCH AND STILL MODES
    8. SERVO AND MOTOR FAULT SYMPTOMS
  21. Chapter 16: VIDEORECORDER DECK CONTROL
    1. SYSCON INPUTS
    2. SYSCON OUTPUTS
    3. CENTRAL PROCESSOR
    4. SYSCON INPUT MATRICES
    5. MICRO PORT EXPANSION
    6. CLEAN-EDIT FUNCTIONS
    7. SYSCON MICRO INTERFACING
    8. KEY PRIORITIES
    9. SYSCON TROUBLESHOOTING
    10. AUTO-DIAGNOSIS
  22. Chapter 17: AUDIO RECORD AND PLAYBACK
    1. DEPTH MULTIPLEX
    2. FREQUENCY MULTIPLEX
    3. PCM RECORDING
    4. AUDIO-ONLY RECORDING ON VIDEOTAPE
    5. FAULT DIAGNOSIS IN AUDIO SYSTEMS
  23. Chapter 18: TAPE DECK MECHANICS AND SERVICING
    1. THREADING THE TAPE
    2. TAPE PATH
    3. VIDEO HEAD DRUM
    4. TAPE PATH CLEANING
    5. AUDIO/CONTROL HEADS
    6. ALIGNMENT TAPE
    7. TORQUE AND TENSION CHECKS
    8. TAPE GUIDES AND THEIR ALIGNMENT
    9. DECK FAULT SYMPTOMS
  24. Chapter 19: DIGITAL CAMCORDERS AND VCRS
    1. DVC FORMAT
    2. DVC CASSETTE
    3. TAPE SCANNING
    4. VIDEO DATA PROCESSING
    5. OTHER DVC SYSTEMS
    6. DVC HOUSEKEEPING
  25. Chapter 20: VIDEO DISC TECHNOLOGY
    1. LASERVISION
    2. FIELDS, TRACKS AND MODULATION
    3. LIGHT PATH
    4. BEAM FOCUS SERVO
    5. TRACKING SERVO
    6. SPEED-CORRECTION SERVOS
    7. TILT SERVO
    8. SYSCON, FIELD AND CHAPTER INDEXING
    9. LASERDISC SIGNAL PROCESSING
    10. DVD PLAYERS
  26. Chapter 21: SURROUND-SOUND AND HOME CINEMA
    1. TV/VIDEO SOUND
    2. CINEMA SOUND
    3. DOLBY SURROUND CONCEPT
    4. DOLBY DECODERS
    5. SURROUND LOUDSPEAKERS
    6. ALTERNATIVE SURROUND SYSTEMS
    7. HOME CINEMA
  27. Chapter 22: CONTROL SYSTEMS
    1. IR REMOTE SENDER
    2. MULTI-FUNCTION REMOTE CONTROLLER
    3. IR RECEIVER AND DECODER
    4. ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROLLERS
    5. AUTO-TUNING AND CLOCK-SET
    6. MICROPROCESSOR CONTROL
    7. THE I2C BUS
    8. SCART SYSTEM AND D2B BUS
    9. EXTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
    10. INTERACTIVE VIDEO WITH DISCS
    11. VIDEORECORDER EDIT CONTROLLERS
  28. Chapter 23: TEST EQUIPMENT AND FAULT DIAGNOSIS
    1. SAFETY
    2. TEST EQUIPMENT
    3. PRACTICAL SERVICING
    4. SYMPTOM ANALYSES
    5. TEST CARD FEATURES
    6. TRACING INTERMITTENT FAULTS
    7. PCB PRACTICALITIES
    8. STATIC PRECAUTIONS
    9. SERVICE MANUALS AND DOCUMENTATION
  29. Chapter 24: REFERENCE DATA
    1. RESISTORS
    2. CAPACITORS
    3. FORMULAE
    4. DECIBEL CONVERSION
    5. CONNECTOR PINNING
    6. ABBREVIATIONS
    7. ELECTRICAL RELATIONSHIPS
    8. EQUIPMENT MARKING CODES
    9. LOGIC SYMBOLS
    10. FREQUENCY SPECTRUM
  30. INDEX