I recently purchased a house in the greater Chicago area. I currently subscribe to digital cable in an apartment, and I'd like to transfer to the new house. The house is currently wired only in the family room; I would want to have it installed to the living room, master bedroom, and at least one other bedroom (for cable modem). The problem is that these rooms are not contiguous, and I don't want to put the theater equipment in the family room (fireplace makes placement difficult). The living room is on the opposite side of the house from the family room. Master bedroom is above the living room, other bedrooms are above the family room. What are the options for running the cable? The house has a slab foundation and frame construction (built in 1977 if it matters). Ideally the cables would all be wall runs; is that something the cable company would do, or would I need to hire a contractor? Is it even possible without ripping out large pieces of the wall? Alternatively, could I run the cable from the outside source up the wall into the attic, and then drop the cable down through the floors? Any ideas about what kind of cost this might involve? If it's too high I may just go with satellite and dsl. The living room has a south wall, and the SE exposure is pretty open. I'm completely ignorant about home construction, so please feel free to point out things I'm not considering (mods, if this seems more appropriate for the construction and interior forum, please move it) thanks!