So with two Hoppers you can record on one and you can see what you record and watch them from either box? If so that may for sure be what I do.
Can you be in the living room and go to a channel or this or that and set things up to record on the one in the bedroom withing needing to actually go in there?
You can see what is recorded on either Hopper, but only on one at a time. In the DVR screen you can select your Hopper, the other one, or an external hard drive. But nothing unified.
Setting a recording on the Hopper in another room cannot be done from the Hopper in the room you are in. But you can go online at Dish Anywhere and set a recording on either one, or you can do the same thing with the iOS (iPad/iPhone) device and Android devices that support Dish Anywhere app.