I have been using Channels for quite a while. My parents have Optimum and FIOS accounts, which I have used to access TVE. I run Channels on my local desktop, and it works flawlessly to my two TV's in my apartment. I have an IT background, so I can speak to technology a bit more fluently.
What I would like to do is the following: my parents' main residence is the FIOS one. I was planning on rolling out a VPN (via Firewalla, or something similar), getting an HDHomeRun (unsure which model) and renting a CableCard from FIOS. The home has 5 TV's which would be streamed to locally within the residence.
Is it possible to get an HDHomeRun, use the CableCard set up, run the Channels DVR at that residence, rid my parents of the FIOS boxes, stream to their TV's, and VPN in from my apartment, adding one sixth TV?
TLDR; I want to use Channels to allow my parents to save $ on FIOS boxes for 5 TVs, but I also want to VPN in so I have the full FIOS line up remotely, as a sixth.
Thanks for any help!