I just moved into a new home. Directv came out and said they would not be able to get a signal. I said fine...leave! I called DISH NETWORK...they came out...said they would definitely be able to get a signal and so then I scheduled an install for 2 days later. 2 days later: Dish installer shows up...starts to put the dish up on the side of the house....and just after he completes this task...my next door neighbor (who also happens to be the President of the HOA) comes outside and says" You cannot have a dish up on the house that is viewable from the street, if you do, you have to have some kind of cover or box built around it." The backyard will be almost impossible for me to get a signal of any kind (DIRECTV or DISH) due to some very large trees (not on my property). The Dish installer removed the dish and went home. He understood the problem...but didn't want to get into so I don't blame him for just leaving. And I didn't want him to put the dish up and then I commit to 12 months of programming and then not be able to use the dish due to Homeowners Association regs. Now, I live in a court...and you can't see the dish as you drive up to my house. You can only see it when you do a full 360 degree turn out of my court. So, the wife and I drove up and down our street once the other night after this happened. We counted 4 DIRECTV/DISH Network dishes that are CLEARLY visible from the street. One of those 4 is mounted SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FRONT of the HOUSE!! I then started to research some FCC regs on the internet: FCC Fact sheet on the placement of Antennas/Dishes And it seems that they (HOA) cannot regulate the placement of Dishes or antennas afterall, according to the fact Shhet linked above (at least by my understanding). They can have a list of preferred placement areas for your home that one must try to abide by...but it goes on to say that if a signal cannot be aquired from those preferred locations for your house, that they cannot stop you from putting one on the front of your house, if that is what is needed to be able to get a clear signal. I have not talked to the HOA President since that day. He was pretty arrogant and probably just didn't want a dish visible from his house or something(?). Anyways, I have DIRECTV coming out again tomorrow morning...and I'm just going to tell them to get a signal..and put the dish wherever they need to be able to get that signal. I will deal w/ the HOA later. But what do you guys think.....did I read the fact sheet correctly? Thanks for any input...... all I know is that my next home will not have a HOA tied to it Thanks!