Disappointed! I got my lesson about e-bay products (especially used once)
3 March 2012
Summary: This scanner was faulty. I connected to my laptop (in order to install it) and as a result, it caused a serious problem to laptop software. I through it away since the purchase price was only 1 pound (+ postage0, but it left me a bitterness and I now start thinking seriously whether I use E-bay to purchase goods.
Summary: I bought an epson scanner, I started it and it didn't work. I didn't bother to send it back as it was pretty cheap to buy twenty - two dollars, so , I went to fry's and bought a more modern one and its great, a hewit packard scanner. Jim ps. you get what you pay for, I guess.
Summary: I needed a flat bed scanner which would handle negatives larger than 35mm. While this scanner looked like it was in good condition, it never worked. However,, I had purchased it at a very low price, and it would have cost more in postage to return it, so I will just end up discarding it.
Summary: When you walk into the computer store and look at the displays, and sales literature, are you left as confused as I am? Reading reviews is the same. Some 5 stars and some P'off people. It seems as if doing your homework only makes you feel good when you initially and "confidently" plunk down your money. When you get home and plug it in, your homework may or may not pay off. Reminds me of the Cabela's catalog for hunters and fishermen.
Summary: I have the scanner for almost 1,5 years now. When I used the Epson perfection 1250 in the beginning on my completly new AMD athlon 1800+ XP machine, I was astonished about the good quality of the images but also the speed with which they were produced....but after a 8 months or so......the machine produced images of a quite different quality I was used to. Now it is like this: The first 5 images are always crap!...
Summary: I've had one of these scanners for about six months now, and I absolutely hate it. I'm going to buy a different one simply because I'm about to throw this scanner through the window. There's a myriad of problems to talk about, that some of the other users who wrote after having the scanner for a few days probably haven't run into yet. 1. Several people mentioned that the scanner software suddely starts on it's own out of nowhere. It just happens at random times.
Summary: I bought and returned two of these honeys. Both were identical. They had dust under the glass, the colors looked like they came from a different spectrum, very noisy and s..l..o..w. Finally settled on the Canon N670U. 1000 percent better. It seems that a company that can make such excellent printers should be able to manufacture a decent scanner NOT! Save your money. Buy a Canon for less and go out to dinner on Epson with what you saved.
Summary: The first Epson 1250 I purchased was a disaster. There were streaks inside of the glass. The scan head would lock up. When I was able to complete scans, the results were less than favorable. Photos scanned would have a dark blue hue and text scanned would have a dark gray hue. I tried various settings and reloading all of the software. Customer support was closed. My second Epson 1250 was a disappointment from the moment I opened the box.
Summary: I had read many good reviews of Epson Perfection models, so when the 1250 Photo came on the market I decided to give it a try. Installation was smooth on my PC (930 MHz, 128 Mbyte PIII) and the documentation was clear. Only problem was, there were horrible vertical color streaks over about 2/3 of the scan. The remaining 1/3 looked fine. I double checked all the settings and tried scanning various documents, making sure the document was flat, the glass was clean, etc.
Excerpt: Lo scanner USB Epson Perfection 1250 sta contribuendo a farmi perdere la fiducia maturata in passato difronte al marchio EPSON. Lo scanner ha un ottima velocità e qualità ottica ma a causa dei driver e del firmware inappropriato scritto apparentemente in fretta e furia soffre di blocchi, avvii non sollecitati dell'applicazione integrata di scansione Epson Smart Panel. La cosa davvero incredibile è che spesso lo Smart Panel compare a video ogni 30 ...
Pros: Se funzionasse : qualità ottica e velocità .
Cons: Installazione farraginosa, driver incompleti, blocchi del sistema, assistenza superficiale . Inutilizzabile .