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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I would buy this scanner again.... maybe it's not perfect but I'm happy with the scanner. Those who are crying about the 1670 should have spent $500 for a scanner instead of $125 if their standards are so high. It was easy to install (Win XP) and it does a good job scanning photos and documents. I'm surprised at how much I've used it. I haven't scanned any slides yet so I can't comment.