Well I received my new XV-7000i yesterday and activated it. Seems to be a great camera so far. One major thing I noticed was the strength of the signal compared to the two MV2s I have. I placed the XV out within 50 yards of one of my MV2 modems and the XV is showing 100% signal the MV2 shows anywhere from 37% to 57% strength. I wonder if the XV has a better antenna setup inside of it. The test will be when I move it to the farm where the signal has been really spotty for the MV1 and MV2 which I have never seen show more than around 40% signal and sometimes around 10% Of course I realize the signal strength shown may not be very accurate any any of the devices. I see Moultrie now offers a steel security box for the XV wonder how bad it would affect the signal? I know I am taking a huge chance without one of the bears tearing it apart or damaging it.