I'm thinking of buying a townhome in the mountains (Prospectors Run in Central City, CO, on the off chance someone here knows about it). They have cable there (analog only ), and I really don't want to give up my HDTV. I asked whether they allow satellite dishes and got a flat NO. The saleperson said the complex owns the outside of the buildings, they don't allow anyone to mount on or drill through the outside walls. I do have a concrete slab outside back door, which I presume would be considered a patio, and thus a single use area to try and mount the dish (according to the FCC Info Sheet). But this excerpt from the FCC Fact Sheet seems to be the killer: So it would seem that any complex that doesn't want people to install satellite dishes simply creates a rule that says no one can drill through the walls. What a horrible loophole for HOA's to exploit! Is that the way everyone hear reads it as well? Has anyone run into this problem and been able to overcome it? Thanks.