Summary: I have had this scanner for so long. Now that I have a new operating system (Windows 7 64 bit) I can no longer use it. Why because EPSON refuses to give us a driver for it. Epson is as bad as NIKON.
Summary: I've had this scanner for as long as I can remember. It must be at least 8 years old. I've never had any problems with it, and I use it A LOT. I love how it looks super old school, but it can keep with with scanners twice or three times its price range.
Summary: Lots of rave reviews about this by now obsolete item. I have it a couple of years, but still I can't escape the feeling that if you walk into a shop in Ireland and say, 'I'll take that one,' you'll end up with a model that's on the way out everywhere else.
Summary: I'm not a professional user, but I tried three different scanners in the Epson's price range and only the Epson provided me with essentially perfect scans right out of the box. I detected no color bias, excellent contrast range and the ability to duplicate (or improve) the original.
Summary: I didnt understand how to use the negative photo scanner and when I figured it out --- I LOVE IT!!! It is SO EASY, if you bought this and your not satisfied with the photo scanner, your doing it wrong; I was doing it wrong and when I figured it out -- I LOVE IT!!! My photo's are sharp and clear.
Summary: I have owned this scanner for about a year. Its performance was decent but not what I would expect from a PC Mag Editors' Choice. Photos were often disappointing, and negative scanning is mediocre. It doesn't work at all any more. Why?
Summary: my friend charles has one he love's it ,I tried every every thing to get one every sales person sing's their praise of epson perfection 1200u but can not tell you how to get one.. even Epson home page tells me to take a # and will get back when in stock every broker on line says the same thing..
Summary: if you own redhat 7 (or downloaded it) or a recent kernel /w usb backport patch, you can use this scanner without fiddling with anything but plugging it in and setting up "SANE". (set module to epson and set path to /dev/usb/scanner) i use linux for nearly 5 years now and had terrible problems with...
Summary: I must start by saying that Amazon is offering this scanner at a great price. Plus if you are buying a printer or other Epson products to go along with your scanner, go to Epson's website and check for any rebates over there. This scanner provides great quality scans.