When I bought my place there was no cable available, and still isn't. I looked into satellite once and it looks fine, until you go over x amount of months and the honeymoon is over...bend over. Anyway, I ended up getting two antennas for 20 bux from a local business that was flooded. I bought the cable and tools to run it myself as well. I first hooked it up right near the tv and was getting great reception right off the bat, but it was about the size of a pizza box and I didn't want it in the house. I ended up putting it in the rafters of the garage and running the cable inside. Couldn't be happier as my tv bill is Free.99, and I only miss about 2 NY Giants games a year.
The problem up on the hill here is that the internet SUCKS. 1Mbit max DSL, for about 50 a month.
I can just barely watch netflix, as long as everything else that is connected to the internet is inactive. Wish I had more options here, but Verizon Wireless and satellite internet all cap data and are even more money.