The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

Introduction to 8-VSB

Course Description

The purpose of the SBE 8-VSB course is to give the student an overview of the 8-VSB system from end to end, providing all the basic information he or she will need to understand the nature of 8-VSB modulation and to recognize deficiencies in the transmitted signal. This information will be invaluable in installing, maintaining and operating a digital television transmitter facility.

Table of Contents

  1. 8-VSB Overview

  2. Video Compression

  3. DTV Audio

  4. Active Format Description

  5. PSIP

  6. 8-VSB Signal and Channel Occupancy

  7. The 8-VSB  Transmitter Part 1

  8. The 8-VSB Transmitter Part 2

  9. 8-VSB Spectral Display and Mask

  10. 8-VSB Transmission Monitoring

  11. 8-VSB Receiver

  12. Television Power

  13. DTV Service Area

  14. Post Summary 8-VSB

Enrollment Information

To register for the course, click on the link below. You may register using Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

SBE Member Price:  $90 

Non-Member Price: $135

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About the Author

This course was written by Douglas W. Garlinger, CPBE, 8VSB, CBNT. Mr. Garlinger is a Fellow in the Society of Broadcast Engineers and a Trustee of the Ennes Educational Foundation. He was voted SBE Broadcast Engineer of the Year in 2002 and was selected as SBE Educator of the Year in 1994. Doug was the Director of Engineering of Indiana-based LeSEA Broadcasting Corporation for 23 years. Doug has served as the RF Engineering Manager at Mt. Wilson for NBC owned-and-operated stations KNBC-TV, KVEA-TV and KWHY-TV. Doug is also the author of the SBE Introduction to DTV RF. The purpose of this course is to give the student an overview of the 8-VSB system from end to end, providing all the basic information he or she will need to understand the nature of 8-VSB modulation and to recognize deficiencies in the transmitted signal. This information will be invaluable in installing, maintaining and operating a digital television transmitter facility. Much of the material contained in this course will aid the student in his or her efforts to obtain the SBE 8-VSB Certification.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of a course through SBE University qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications.