You may be right... this is what was posted in the Uplink thread...HDMe said:My guess would be it is the RNC that isn't balanced rather than Dish. Dish was picked as the "official provider" or something like that for the DNC, and thus had their HD feed. I'm sure Dish would love to have RNC as well, but it's not like it is their choice probably.
For full disclosure, I should note that I watched all of about 5 minutes of the DNC and wouldn't be watching the RNC either... but I still wish Dish was able to provide equal coverage like I'm sure they would want.
For that matter, maybe they just forgot to enable the mapdown? Has anyone actually checked the non-mapped-HD channel (wasn't it 9445 or something like that before) to see if the RNC feed is there?
Where are you getting your info, James? If CBS, NBC, ABC and CNN all have access to an HD feed, how hard is it for Dish to gain access? It just seems to me that they didn't try very hard.James Long said:It looks like DISH planned on carrying a HD feed but one wasn't made available.
No deep conspiracy needed. Just airing what they have available.
Dish was paid by the DNC to carry the HD, the RNC isn't paying for HD. And evidently Charlie is too cheap to do it himself.kblee said:Where are you getting your info, James? If CBS, NBC, ABC and CNN all have access to an HD feed, how hard is it for Dish to gain access? It just seems to me that they didn't try very hard.
No, it's not in HD as far as I know. Nothing on the web site mentions it either.reddice said:Does CSPAN broadcast in HD?
I can't speak for other folks in the thread, but in this particular instance I don't see any political issue in play. Yes we got DNC in HD and not RNC, but I don't think it is a result of political bias.James Long said:Your guess is as good as any ... but if anyone goes political again this thread will close. Enough said.
DISH was the "official" carrier of the DNC with a press release and everything. I don't believe ANYONE else carried a "raw feed". I'd like to see who else turned it down.GrumpyBear said:Whats strange, is the DNC HD channel said RNC HD Channel for a shortwhile, and then disappeared. Does any Carrier offer the RNC in HD? I ask because I checked the DirectTV EPG, and the Local TimeWarner Guide and I don't see them offering it either.
I do know that the DNC was considered the most open Convention of all time.
James,James Long said:DISH was the "official" carrier of the DNC with a press release and everything. I don't believe ANYONE else carried a "raw feed". I'd like to see who else turned it down.
The DNC feed was obviously produced for air ... good volume levels and everything one would expect from a regular TV channel. The only thing missing was a bug.
The RNC feed? Not so much. It is a pool feed intended to supplement other coverage. The audio isn't very good (usually podium only - no response) and it really does not appear to be intended for direct viewing. Which is why I believe it was the best DISH could do on short notice.
It would be nice to have the HD pool feed (it should exist) but I'm glad to have what we have. Even CSPAN has commentators ... including the least qualified commentators of all - the general public - vying to get on the air like it was a radio show to promote their viewpoint regardless of what they are commenting on. A raw feed ... even if in SD ... is better than nothing.