Don't know much about recorders - but have about 40 laserdiscs I need too back up (before they rot) to DVD-R. I'm already too late on a couple. I'm thinking of picking up a new Pioneer unit and am wondering if I really need an on-board hard drive? The only editing I'll be doing pertains to the side break. After I back-up these lasers - I'll probably sell the unit as I have no other use for it, as I use a DVD-Recorder from my cable company for TV shows. Thoughts?