Works great with older systems, not so great (if at all) with Vista
Larry VanDeSande, Amazon
21 August 2009
Summary: Unlike the other user, we had results from this product using an older Windows operating system. However, when we bought a new PC and changed to Windows Vista Premium, this scanner would not work no matter how many drivers we downloaded or how many of Epson's recommended programs we downloaded. It contiually gave us messages that we needed to download a driver, the scanner wasn't connected to the computer, or it was being used by another utility.
Summary: My first scanner was an Epson 600, but when I made the jump to Win2K, there was no driver for it so I bought the Epson Perfection 1250. Alas, it was not as good a scanner. The two main problems are: - The control panel pops up randomly, something for which there is no fix apparently. - After 10-15 minutes, the computer has to be rebooted to find the scanner if is has been inactive. If the scanner is unplugged to force a rescan of the USB port, the PC crashes.
Summary: I purchased this scanner to replace my Acer 610P 600x600 48-bit scanner. I have compared images for a week and I cannot get an image as good as the Acer produces, therefore I will be trading the scanner in for something different. I really didn't expect the scanner to be below the quality of my 4 year old scanner. Images appeared to have serious focus problems, tried all sorts of color management with no help on color issues.
one who doesn't want to give name to thieves, Amazon
28 July 2002
Summary: Got Epson 1250 photo. After 1 hr. on phone with tech. At my expense-no 800#- I found out it wouldn't work properly until I installed some program from internet, but still don't know how to do that. Took it back and got Canon 1250 photo. Canon has excellent tech support. AND TOLL FREE. I really planned to buy the Epson 1280 photo printer, but now I don't know.
Summary: First, it didn't work on my windows2000 at all. Second, Got it working on my windows98 machine, but "copy" button never works, it always gave error message, (ironically my printer is an Epson Stylus 640). The worse is, you have to reboot your machine after seeing that error msg, otherwise windows can't find the scanner. Never tried film scanning, going to return it.
Summary: I've enjoyed the superb quality of my Epson printers & wanted to give them a try for my next scanner. For the price, you can't beat the quality of the scan or the fact that it includes a 35mm film adapter. But I do have a couple of issues that are serious enough for me to write about. 1) Dust. There was enough dust under the glass on the first unit I received to warrant exchanging it.
Summary: Initially installed 1250 with Windows ME. Software and drivers had no problem with Epson supplied software. Upgraded to XP and software and drivers were not compatible. Driver upgrade is available as of 1/6/02 but software upgrade (promised mid-December) is yet to be available for full compatibility with XP. When scanner is working it does a great job and if you have a slide of good quality the scan is good quality.