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Epson Perfection 1670

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Overall 8
8.0

Works well with easy setup and use

thisisthehoneybadger, Ebay
25 June 2010
  • Summary: A very quick and easy set up. I was scanning images within minutes of downloading the drivers. The Epson software is definitely a bit easier than some others I've used.
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Overall 10
10

Old scanners are better than the newest ones

dootdootdodo, Ebay
3 March 2009
  • Summary: My brother had an older scanner, the Epson PERFECTION 1670 AC Adapter 2084614 Flatbed Scanner, and I found it to be the best and most user freindly device to convert old Kodak slides to digital photos for display on the new digital projectors as well as digital storage. I was thrilled when I saw this scanner on Ebay. The seller was very responsive and my "new" old scanner is being put to good use. The newest technology is not always the best.
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Overall 10
10

Scanner is perfect when paired with Vuescan software

Occasional Reviewer, Amazon
23 October 2007
  • Summary: This is easily one of the best scanners I have ever used. The color is good, but most of all, this scanner is FAST. It gets the job done faster than most scanners that are 4 years newer. When paired with Vuescan aftermarket software ([...]), I can create mutli-page PDFs with a single click and automate workflow, with calibrated color.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Scanner

dbrich, Amazon
16 September 2007
  • Summary: I have owned this scanner for several years and it has been a pleasure to own and use it. It's fast, and colour rendition is accurate. Epson rules!
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Overall 2
2.0

OCR capabilities never operated, technical support hard to locate

Richard Jensen, Amazon
8 February 2007
  • Summary: The Epson Perfection 1670 Photo scanner is used as a pleasure tool in my hobby, Genealogy and Family History. Although Epson claims that the 1670 will do OCR scanning I never could get it to work, unlike prevous scanners I have used. My attempts to contact Epson Technical help have been very difficult, and when I did get an e-mail suggestion from Epson Connection, the answer did not in any way solve the problem. The previous reviews hit the operation exactly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

A. Crawford, Amazon
11 January 2007
  • Summary: After reading excellent reviews on cnet, I expected a much better product. The editing software was lacking, and using the scanner did slow down my computer. What I found most annoying though was that it doesn't have an on/off switch. I know I could have unplugged it when not in use, but then turning it back on, the computer didn't acknowledge it, and then having to reboot slowed things down more. Finally, after about a year the scanning light burned out.
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Overall 2
2.0

Oh Epson, how could you!

Rhett G, Amazon
16 March 2006
  • Summary: It amazes me how this scanner has not been dumped into the bottom of the ocean as yet. The color is awful, awful, awful; the scanned images have long ugly streaks; it's painfully slow; it's technologically jurassic - in one short sentence - it's pathetic! So, fellow on-line buyers, you have been forewarned.
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Overall 8
8.0

An exceptional value

Richard Durbin, Amazon
14 July 2005
  • Summary: I have been using this scanner for over 1 year and have used it to scan hundreds of typewritten pages, old slides, and photographs. For the money, this is one fine tool. We have a newer, much more expensive scanner at our office, but I have often taken work home to scan because the Epson 1670 does a better job. My only complaint is the lack of any cohesive instructions on how to use it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible software, no 800 support

Amazon Customer, Amazon
19 July 2004
  • Summary: The Copy Utility software does not work in WinXP. Apparently there is a conflict with the twain and twunk files that Windows uses. After 7+ hours...on my dime...with advanced tech support they gave up and said they can't do anything about the problem. The copy program is unusable and they said "too bad". They don't have an 800 number so you must pay to get their problems fixed. The Abby OCR program only works half the time. Many documents come out with gibberish on them.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Value for Home Use

M. B., Amazon
18 May 2004
  • Summary: Working on a compact budget, I was looking for something I could use to scan photos, negatives, and slides that would approach quality amateur level. For photo scans, I was impressed by the speed, the quality was average or slightly better than average. For slide scans, I found that if you have an image with a lot of black or very dark space, the scanner/software gets confused and it took several tries to get it right; sometimes, it wouldn't happen at all.
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