I have a Hauppauge HVR-950Q and the wire whip ANT. I am very close to the broadcast tower under 20kms. My ANT is barley above the ground (I am in the basement) and I get about half signal strength with the WinTV7 signal strength meter. It does cut in and out once in a while and go black etc. so I pretty much figured I need to get my ANT up higher to get more signal. The trouble is, I setup the Hauppauge stick with Windows & Media Center and am now getting 6 out of 6 bars of signal strength and no dropouts at all what gives?
The other question I have is 7MC shows DD+ as the audio. Is DD+ really being broadcast OTA?