Summary: I have about 250 or so slides from around the 1930s, very well maintained by my family. I finally got around to breaking them open to archive them digitally. I needed a slide-capable, fast, high resolution scanner, and that's exactly what I got.
Summary: After much research and recommendation, we purchased the Epson scanner. The first one arrived and wouldn't work correctly. After calling the manufacturer, we discovered it was defective. I immediately contacted Amazon and my new scanner arrived in days without costing me anything extra.
Summary: Using a digital camera and a slide projector would be far easier and quicker for digitizing your old slides!!! Those of us of a certain age would like to digitize our 35mm slides from the "good old days".
Summary: Ok, I don't own the V200, but I have owned the V100, and mine died after 18 months and I only scanned about 100 documents. Now I have a big fat blue line through every scan and epson customer service, which sucks said I have to take it to a service center. Its not under warranty anymore.