Only one needs to have the sling feature. However, I was more after the built-in wifi. Out receivers now are not near an ethernet connection. I know dish has usb wifi adapters, but unless theirs are good, I have had bad luck with usb wifi anything.
A regular Hopper can get it's internet from the Hopper w/sling with Bridging enabled.
Still, even with 1H w/s, 1H wo/s, 2J, based those numbers wouldn't that still be $250 for rental equipment?
Yes...better than $400.
Do they not extend anything like that to upgrading customers?
Nope. You could try the old I'm going to leave routine...not sure how far you'd get.