I'm thinking of getting a DVD-Recorder sometime in the near future and I keep thinking I should get one with a hard drive but recently I have been wondering if it will really be worth the almost double price. I currently record off of Dish on their PVR and I know I can record these to a DVD Recorder so I doubt I would use the DVD-Recorder with Hard Drive for TV Recordings. I would like to transfer Laserdiscs and VHS tapes to DVD. I always read here that people record to the hard drive 1st and then burn to the DVD. What are the advatages of this over just recording straight to DVD? Wouldn't there be a quality loss by 1st recording to the hard drive and then the DVD instead of just straight to the DVD? Thanks in advance for any help.