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.