Our Best-Seller - The Home Satellite TV "Bible"
The completely revised fourth edition is an invaluable sourcebook for owners of home satellite TV systems and professional installers alike. This
comprehensive reference, the industry standard with more than 53,000 copies in print, thoroughly explores the fundamentals of satellite
communications and earth station operation, explains how to select and evaluate satellite TV components, details installation procedures including
multiple-receiver and multiple-television hookups and large dishes, and sets out a complete strategy for troubleshooting any satellite TV system. The
Manual is a complete reference that clearly explains such subjects as half transponder formats and circular polarization. An excellent working tool, it
presents all the details anyone needs to install, operate and maintain a satellite system.
Additional materials in the 4th edition include an outline of digital video compression methods and the MPEG-2 digital video standard, a discussion
of the on-going transition from analog to digital broadcasting, terrestrial interference in a digital environment and a study of IF distribution systems.
PARTIAL CONTENTS: Satellite Communication Fundamentals. MPEG-2 Digital Video Broadcasts. The Communication Satellite. The Receive
Site. Terrestrial Interference. Selecting Satellite TV Equipment. Installing Satellite TV Components. Upgrading Satellite Television Systems.
Television Distribution Methods. Troubleshooting and Repair. Large Dish Systems. Designing Satellite TV Systems. APPENDICES: The Decibel
Notation, Satellite TV Equations. Channel-Wavelengths and Bandwidths. Glossary. Manufacturers of
Satellite TV Equipment. Trade and Reference Publications.
324 pages / 8.5x11 inches/ over 300 illustrations, photographs and tables/ appendices, glossary / 0-917893-31-X
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This book is so informative and well written that anyone considering buying a system or who currently owns one would benefit from
reading it. Every aspect of satellite TV is covered completely - STV Magazine.