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?