I am totally against HOA's, municipalities and the like banning antennas but there is no substitute for a little thoughtfullness for your neighbors. Heck, that is the reason many of these rules got put into place to begin with. Of course some people always take them to the extreme to exert power over others, but the idea that a neighborhood should be kept in nice looking shape for the betterment of everyone's property values is not a bad idea.
For instance, there are several houses near me that have a sat dish square in the front of the house when because of the angle, mounting it in the back or side will work just fine. In fact at least one install ran about 100 extra feet of wire to do this. I guess they assumed the signal came in so low the roofline would interfere with it, who knows.
Bottom line, HOA's and covenenants aren't bad, it some of the people who run and live in them.
buellwinkle, around here, many of the municipalities are requiring HOA's for any subdivision over few dozen homes. They end up pushing things like street maintenance, streetlights, landscape maintenance, etc onto the HOA instead of performing it themselves.
Also, there is a municipality here, Cary, NC, that does enforce colors etc and many people hate Cary and complain about them town council all the time so that certainly won't put a stop to it.
Now, on to the topic. I have a attic mount that very occaisionally drops out on me. Not such a big deal now but with the HD TiVo coming, I want to make sure I have as few dropouts as possible and have also thought about mounting the Silver sensor outside, actually a couple with a joiner since I have one station 140 degrees away from the others. Maybe I'll try out mounting just under the eave to see what happens.