Myself and a few of my friends have signed a lease on a house. We get to move in June 1st. We've been looking into what we should do for internet, TV, etc, and have found that our options are limited. Our campus is in a town that is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. The cable service here charges rediculous prices for a fairly mediocre and unstable service. We're all pretty technologically proficient individuals, and have decided the best solution for us is DirecTV. But that is where the problems start.... Our landlord is very much against us getting a Satellite put on the roof (the ideal place) because she doesnt want "a bunch of holes" drilled into her roof. She also doesn't want new holes drilled into the house to run the coax lines in. I have been doing my research and have found that there are FCC laws saying I have rights aas a tenant to have a dish, so long as it doesn't cause any physical damage to the property. So I have been looking into more unconvential methods of mounting a dish. I found this tripod on ebay for $29.99 (can't post links yet. still a noob. if you wanna search ebay for "DirecTV Slimline Tripod" you will find it) and it seems like a decent deal. I don't want to spend a ton of money getting this thing mounted. She has also said no to a pole placed in the yard, because it will "ruin the ground". So I am asking this forum. What is the best and most cost effective method for getting this dish mounted? Also, what are my options for getting the coax lines into the house without making a new hole in the side of the house. The house is wired for cable, and was wired not too long ago, so I assume RG6 was used. So once the coax is in the house, I don't think there will be any problems. Will an installer mount on a pole or tripod for no additional cost, and would they have the problem running coax through a basement window or something? Thanks for any help That may come of this. I really love this forum, I've been reading it for about a month now, and have just started posting. Thanks!