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reply to Warmachine99
Re: Another (kinda) cord cutter here. »www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html
didn't read the entire site, but i think it might help you.\
basically, your HOA doesn't have the right to limit your tv access.
True, but they do have the right to limit the use of common areas. So, if you're in a condo building, you're free to put a dish on your private balcony, but you do not have the "right" to put it up on the roof (a common area).
If your HOA is for a housing development and you have your own house, then you can put the dish wherever you want; the HOA cannot limit dish installs on your own house.
Here's the relevant section from the link you provided:
The rule does not apply to common areas that are owned by a landlord, a community association, or jointly by condominium or cooperative owners where the antenna user does not have an exclusive use area. Such common areas may include the roof or exterior wall of a multiple dwelling unit. Therefore, restrictions on antennas installed in or on such common areas are enforceable.
Goillini has my situation nailed.
I live in a condo building, where the entire outside of the building is considered a common area. If I choose to get a dish, it can not be attached to the building in any way, shape or form. It has to be "mounted" on a platform set on my upstairs balcony. I cant even have it mounted to the railing of my balcony. Hell, I wouldnt even be allowed to secure the platform to the deck area of my porch, unless I use rope, and even then it can not be visible to anyone walking past on the ground.
Now, if only AT&T would put U-verse in here (its available all around us, but not in our development) or TWC would get some sort of cable competition, then we'd switch in a heart beat!!