I am located in Los Angeles. So is the Sangean distribution center I work from. Let me know and I will setup the HDT-1 or HDT-1X for you to hear!
In my home in Alhambra I can receive ALL LA HD-FM stations, no drops, fades, missing anything. I also get ALL analog stations (FM). It is a beautiful thing.
STAR 98.7 is the weakest of all the HD signals in my area. I have also gone to the KROQ and JACK studios (both in same place). So far JACK is the best sounding HD-FM signal I have heard. Pristine. Even when the HD went down one afternoon I didn't notice the phase difference, and only noticed it when I looked at the radio (HDR-1 at low volume, too low to hear).