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During each of my previous DVD-R recording sessions (there have been close to 60), I always wondered what would happen if the AC power failed in the middle of a recording. Would I end up with a DVD-R coaster? Well, my house took a momentary power hit of about 1-2 secs last night. When the E20 came back on, it closed the open file all by its little old self. Then I fast-forwarded through the last segment I recorded to id the break. Next, sync'ed up the source (laserdisc player) and had it do a lead-in 5 secs prior to the recording break. Then I clicked record on the E20 a second before the spot, and it began building the second vob file. Finalized the disc, played it back, and it looks like a pro editting job. Boy, this machine is really wonderful. Did I luck out or what? What would be the outcome if the power failure happened during finalization?
 

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I would have to check the owner's manual to be 100% sure,

but I don't think I would want to find out. I would guess

you would have a coaster on your hands. That last step

makes the DVD-R playable on most DVD players, so many

important steps are taking place. Nice to know the E20 is

fairly robust!!! I have never had a recording or playback

problem yet!!!
 

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Checked owners manual, it states very clearly not

to power off the E-20 or disconnect the AC power during

finalizing .Soooo, a power failure during finalization

would result in a coaster. I THINK the unit has a small

hard disk (only needs to be 4.7 gb) so power problems

during recording MAY NOT result in a coaster.
 
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