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IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics

Issue 1 • Date Feb 1988

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  • NTSC compatible high definition television emission system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):40 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (3)
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    An economically attractive system for the hierarchical evolution of high-definition television (HDTV) compatible with the NTSC installed base is presented. The two emission signals of this system are described: HDMAC-60 and HDNTSC. The first, HDMAC-60, is a feeder signal for use between the program origination and program redistribution points and the direct broadcast satellite. The second, HDNTSC... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-path equalization for NTSC video by using digital IIR filter

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):268 - 278
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (7)
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    The multipath channel is modeled as an analog linear system with a response of complex weighted impulses of various relative delays. The effect of radio-frequency-to-baseband conversion is included. The minimum mean square error criterion is used to find a digital FIR approximation of the analog channel. The digital IIR equalization filter is selected to be the inverse of the FIR approximation; it... View full abstract»

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  • System considerations for US Advanced Television Systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):36 - 39
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    The issues of competition, consumer demand, technology, and the transmission environment are examined. Compatibility with the existing NTSC system is considered. It is argued that interindustry cooperation is important View full abstract»

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  • A VLSI median filter for impulse noise elimination in composite or component TV signals

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):262 - 267
    Cited by:  Papers (27)  |  Patents (5)
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    A VLSI median filter with novel masking modes and adaptive threshold control is described. The 16 masking modes select 1, 3, 5 or 9 pixels of a 5×3 pixel field for filtering. This feature makes it possible to median-filter NTSC composite video (baseband) or component R, G, and B signals. The input threshold value and the SWAP signal (indicating substitution of the median value) can be used t... View full abstract»

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  • Decoding issues in the ACTV system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):111 - 120
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (24)
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    The advanced compatible television (ACTV) system is a proposal for the single-channel transmission of widescreen enhanced-definition television (EDTV) images. A widescreen high-definition source is encoded into a signal that is NTSC-compatible. Existing NTSC receivers display a selected 4:3 portion of the widescreen image with standard NTSC resolution. A new widescreen receiver is proposed, tuned ... View full abstract»

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  • VLSI realisations for picture in picture and flicker free television display

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):253 - 261
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (5)
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    Two CMOS VLSI devices have been introduced which, through the combination of digital signal processing and external DRAMs, allow the display of television signals with higher quality and with more features. One device allows the simultaneous display of two independent video sources, while the other increases displayed picture quality by doubling the field display frequency to eliminate large area ... View full abstract»

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  • Digital still HDTV disc system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):64 - 71
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (6)
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    A system is described in which an uncompressed video signal is recorded on a disk and reproduced by a disk player that is connected to a high-definition television (HDTV) processor. Although primarily intended for still picture reproduction, this system can generate a display command that adds false moving-picture effects to the reproduced image. Each still-picture frame consists of 1280×102... View full abstract»

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  • Digital video transmission and coding for the broadband ISDN

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):16 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (10)
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    An overview of visual communication in the broadband network is presented with particular attention to the transmission aspect of full-motion video. A detailed analysis of the quality requirements for digital video transmission is provided. Some significant coding algorithms presently under investigation by international bodies are reviewed View full abstract»

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  • Video coding for EQTV distribution with a rate of approximately 135 Mb/s

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):147 - 155
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (3)
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    Digital video coding for extended-quality television (EQTV) distribution over a broadband integrated services digital network (B-ISDN) at a payload rate of approximately 135 Mb/s is considered. The contribution signal will be either the CCIR Recommendation 601 signal or a minor modification of it to maximize horizontal resolution, and the scanning parameters will be the same as NTSC so that the sa... View full abstract»

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  • High definition MAC: the compatible route to HDTV

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):61 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (3)
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    The current discussion on standards for high definition television has concentrated on the studio standard to be used for picture generation. The situation is analyzed from the opposite end of the TV chain, considering the needs of the viewer. The latest developments in this respect within the Eureka Project EU-95 on high-definition television (HDTV) are highlighted. The HDTV display and two trans... View full abstract»

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  • Digital processing of TV signals: system overview of a new IC solution

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):246 - 252
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (3)
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    A TV receiver that incorporates new types of integrated circuits in order to provide improved picture quality and novel features is described. The substitution of digital signal processing technology wherever possible allows highly automated production and testing that results in cost-effective production. A very important system feature is the selected clock frequency of 13.5 MHz, which is a mult... View full abstract»

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  • Display and projection devices for HDTV

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):100 - 110
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    A 50 in rear projection display for consumer use and a 180 in front projection display for video theatres and other extra-large display applications are discussed. The 50 in display uses an optical coupling system. The contrast ratio has been more than doubled to a level approximately equivalent to that of a CRT, and resolution has been increased, owing to improvements in the screen, to 1000 TV li... View full abstract»

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  • An experimental color-under VCR for IDTV/EDTV system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):228 - 235
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    An experimental color-under VCR for improved-definition TV/enhanced-definition TV (IDTV/EDTV) systems which can record and reproduce the full NTSC-bandwidth TV signal has been developed. To be adaptable for IDTV/EDTV systems, the VCR should have a full NTSC bandwidth (4.2 MHz) and standard NTSC output (without skew and jitter). In current VCRs the bandwidth of the reproduced signal is not generall... View full abstract»

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  • Can Hollywood and HDTV be friends?

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):48 - 53
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    The author examines the reasons why electronic cinematography, which eliminated the use of film, failed to come into general use. He discusses the drawbacks of video capture and considers how they might be overcome. He indicates possible areas of use of video equipment needs, and system and support needs. The author also considers the electronic processing and manipulation of film and electronic d... View full abstract»

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  • Advanced television systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):1 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (4)
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    The NTSC television system, improved NTSC, component systems, and the 1125/60 high-definition television (HDTV) studio system, are reviewed. Proposals for transmitting HDTV programs to the public are examined, and some general comparisons among them are made View full abstract»

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  • A wide aspect ratio television system with full NTSC compatibility

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):121 - 127
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (8)
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    A description is given of a system that uses quadrature modulation of the video carrier with inverse Nyquist filter and transmits side panels, keeping full NTSC compatibility without using additional channel resources. Two techniques are disclosed for realizing side panel transmission on the quadrature channel, and one of them is implemented in an experimental system. The experimental results show... View full abstract»

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  • Hi-vision optical video disc

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):72 - 77
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (5)
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    The formats of the four signals recorded on the high definition optical video disk system are discussed. The first signal is a video carrier FM-modulated with a bandwidth-compressed signal for use in HDTV broadcasting through a satellite. The second is a pilot signal for turntable motor control and jitter compensation. The other two consist of PCM stereo sound, one using time-division and the othe... View full abstract»

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  • A matched-resolution wide aspect-ratio HDTV system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):54 - 60
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    A fully NTSC-compatible two-channel wide-aspect-ratio high-definition television (HDTV) system with equal vertical and horizontal resolutions is described. The wideband Y, I, Q components are spectrally split into low-frequency and high-frequency bands. However, only the low-frequency components are spatially split into center and edge segments. The low-frequency edge signals are NTSC encoded and ... View full abstract»

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  • A digital MAC decoder for the display of a 16/9 aspect ratio picture on a conventional TV receiver

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):137 - 146
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (4)
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    The compatibility of the MAC (multiplex analog component) decoder, intended for eventual use with HDTV (high-definition television) pictures of 16/9 aspect ratio, with current 4/3 TV pictures is considered. A system is described that will be included in a conventional MAC decoder to provide aspect ratio adaptation at the receiver side. The hardware structure of the MAC decoder, which will allow tw... View full abstract»

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  • NTSC and beyond [TV]

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):166 - 178
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (11)
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    An improved NTSC standard, super NTSC, which rivals HDTV image quality is proposed. The strengths and weaknesses of the NTSC standard are reviewed, and line-structure visibility and resolution images are examined. NTSC's deficiencies, namely, cross color, cross luminance, and limited chroma bandwidth are discussed. A new encoder, the 2H encoder, is presented, and the improvements it provides are d... View full abstract»

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  • The UK D-MAC/packet standard for DBS

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):128 - 136
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (4)
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    The United Kingdom standard for direct broadcasting by satellite (DBS) is described. A multiplexed analog component (MAC) vision format was devised to overcome the inherent limitations of PAL. The resulting D-MAC/packet system offers improved pictures compared to PAL, together with rugged high-quality digital sound, secure encryption, the flexibility to provide widescreen pictures and, in the futu... View full abstract»

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  • Two channel FM recording for high-definition baseband signals

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):78 - 84
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (10)
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    The two-channel three-segment recording method previously developed for high-definition TV (HDTV) baseband VCR recording is considered. The following aspects of this recording method are investigated: the determination of appropriate FM allocation that matches the characteristics of the tape-head system, the use of rotary head amplifiers and a cosine equalizer, and the correction of characteristic... View full abstract»

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  • A component codec and line multiplexer

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):156 - 165
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (5)
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    A research prototype for a 90 Mb/s component codec and line multiplexer/demultiplexer has been built to study the practical problems associated with its design and to demonstrate its use in a high-bandwidth, fiber-guide environment. The codec has substantially better than NTSC quality since NTSC artifacts are not present, and chrominance as well as luminance bandwidths exceed that of the composite... View full abstract»

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  • Multidimensional interpretation of NTSC encoding and decoding

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):179 - 193
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (1)
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    NTSC color encoding and decoding are analyzed in spatiotemporal frequency space. The mapping of important 1-D electrical frequencies, such as the color subcarrier, into 3-D space is discussed. Spatiotemporal frequencies that contribute to cross-color and cross-luma artifacts become readily apparent in the 3-D spectral domain. The use of matched pre- and postfilters to decrease and theoretically el... View full abstract»

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  • 16:9 aspect ratio 38V-high resolution trinitron CRT for HDTV

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):85 - 90
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    The development and characteristics of a 38-in (vertical) tube for high-definition television (HDTV) are discussed. Design details are given for the glass vacuum tube, the aperture grill and phosphor screen, and the electron gun and deflection yoke. The characteristics of the cathode-ray tube and display monitor are examined View full abstract»

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The main focus for the IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics is the engineering and research aspects of the theory, design, construction, manufacture or end use of mass market electronics, systems, software and services for consumers.

 

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R. Simon Sherratt, IEEE Fellow
Professor of Consumer Electronics
School of Systems Engineering
The University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AY  U.K.
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