The more I mull it over the less enthused I am about hooking up satellite. I am reluctant to pay the ridiculous subscription fees and am more reluctant to complicate the installation. We are a ways out in the country side, so our options are limited, but I think we are going to try a combination of Over the Air reception of our few local tv stations and some internet service like netflix for specialty programing.
I agree with your suggestion of running conduit. Unfortunately I have already closed up all my walls. I ran cat 6 for network, cat5e for telephone/network and rg6 to all the locations that I thought may have a media director. I hope to use what I have without having to try to 'fish' any additional cabling. See how it goes.
We move into our place this week and I will be unpacking all my computer bits that have been in storage for too long... i am pretty excited to put this all together.
will post my progress as it happens and i will certainly contribute my experience when the time comes.