Summary: I have had this scanner for a very log time and it worked great..but...now I have a new computer with windows 7 (64bit). Epson does not have a driver for this scanner for 64 bit systems...Bummer!
Summary: I bought this scanner used because I wanted to see if 1600 dpi is a good enough improvement over a 1200 dpi HP Scanjet 3500c in the task of scanning Black and White Plus-X film negatives, and color negatives also.
Summary: I bought it because I needed to scans slides and negatives. It took me a long time to get the scanner operational. I discovered after many download attempts that the USB cable that I received with the scanner was defective.
Summary: This scanner, and possibly other Epson(tm) products will not work in CS3. Epson needs to update their drivers; a problem which they refuse accept responsibility for. It works perfectly for anything pre-CS3, but if you plan on upgrading at some point, you may be better off continuing your research.
Summary: The Epson 1650 yielded satisfactory results while it lasted. However, it recently began making noise like gears being stripped and promptly gave up the ghost. I've been wondering how far I could throw the thing. I'll try H.P. next time.
Summary: As someone who only recently got around to upgrading to XP Pro SP2, I discovered that I needed to upgrade the software for my 1650. No problem. Epson has a new v5.71A TWAIN driver and NewSoft, for a mere $ 9.95, has an upgraded downloadable version of Epson Smart Panel.
3rd year review. Good hardware but software is problematic.
Regniwhcs "Mister Nylon", Amazon
28 March 2006
Summary: As with the other reviewer from a while ago, I installed and uninstalled Epson's 1650's software several times on different machines. It left a lot of bugs. I had trouble having it work with other programs.
Summary: This scanner worked fine on ME, but we all know how well ME works. I upgraded to XP PRO, and just can't get the software to work. Mechanically, the scanner is fine, but the software and support from Epson and Newsoft has left a lot to be desired.