I am near Island Park/Westboro Transit Station in the middle of Ottawa with an HTPC setup using Windows 7 Media Center and a Hauppage 950Q.
I have a DBGH (8bay) in the attic.
I get Global TV on my set in perfect HD just fine at 92% signal strength, I get it just fine in Hauppage WinTV 7 software on the HTPC, but I do not get it through Windows MCE.
I even added it manually and rescanned many times, and MCE behaves like Global TV is an invalid signal though the signal strength meter is good.
I read in other threads that Global's DT settings affected other people as well, like the PSIP settings would not be recognized by Windows Media Center.
I get all the other Digital's (that are in signal range) fine,
(CBC 100%, CITY 75%, SUN 100%, OMNI1 50%, OMNI2 20%, TVO 100%)
I wonder if MCE recognizes ATSC at VHF-LO frequencies. (i.e. 6)
I think it is something different about Global's channel settings that Media Center is not recognizing. I wonder if it is some conflict with the old analog 6, something left in the registries of Windows.
I think I will try next to reset everything in MCE and restart again with the ATSC hacks from Peter Near and such...
How to clear MCE:
Yes – close media center and then run the MediaCenterRecoveryTask from the task scheduler (i.e. right click on it and choose Run). Dont do the run from elevated. Im pretty sure it needs the System account to run.
After its run, check that all the %programdata%\microsoft\ehome\mcepg*.db files are deleted.