Non Pen is definetly a no go, apartment manager and I aren't on best terms, if it can't be installed not a huge deal, planning on moving in 6 -8 months anyhow
Got Xfinity? Seriously. They are great here in Little Rock. Dont know what kind of cable system you have there, but I was shocked, after being with DirecTv since inception, how much progress our local cable system has made. And since there are no contracts, it would be usable for your 6-8 month stay, if they are available where you are.