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RReznikoff
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      4th Sep 2004
Is there a scanner for under $100. that can quickly scan documents and
photos? My computer has two USB1 ports. I understand that a USB2 port is
much quicker. How much money am I looking at to add a card with a couple of
USB ports? Are the cables the same for USB 1 and 2? What are your thoughts
on this?


 
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Prosebc
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      4th Sep 2004
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>Is there a scanner for under $100. that can quickly scan documents and
>photos? My computer has two USB1 ports. I understand that a USB2 port is
>much quicker.


I would stay away from Canon. I bought a new Lide-30 and it quickly quit
working. I took someone's advice in this newsgroup and downloaded a program
called VueScan and VueScan is the only thing that will make the screwy Canon
scanner work. On top of that, Canon has not mailed me my rebate and it has been
almost 3 months. I checked Canon's rebate service and they say the rebate is on
the way, but I wonder what route it is taking because I could have walked
around the world a few times since the first time they told me the rebate is on
the way. I don't trust Canon because they don't honor their rebates and their
scanner won't work without VueScan. Although, I must be honest and say that the
Lide30 scanner works great now that I've got it going with the VueScan
software, and the scanner only cost $70.00. I did some Google searching and
found that a lot of people are having the same trouble with Canon Lide series
scanners working a short while then quitting, and apparently the easiest way to
get them going again is to install VueScan, and since doing so I haven't had a
bit of trouble with it. Now if I could just get Canon to send my rebate...
 
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      4th Sep 2004
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Subject: Re: Hogh speed low cost document scanner

"I would stay away from Canon. "


I bought a Canon D1250U2F in mid-December that gets used daily. It's been
used on some very extensive projects and performs quite well. The images and
OCR easily exceed 10,000 scans.



 
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Matthew Dranchak
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      4th Sep 2004
You might try looking at the HP Scanjet 4600.
Try this URL for a description:
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en...78-303780.html
My daughter just bought one from Staples for just under $100.00
I have used it on her computer and the scanner should work fine for what you
want to do with it. It scans an 8.5:x11" document very quickly on my
daughters Dell computer.

She had no problems installing on her computer using USB-2 port.
The specification sheet says:
Connectivity, std.
1 Hi-Speed USB (compatible with USB 2.0 specifications)

HP should be able to tell you if the Scanjet 4600 scanner will work
satisfactorily on your computer using USB-1 ports.

My old scanner was a Umax Astro 1200S and it was heavy. This HP is very
light in weight. It also has other features you may or may not like. I like
it.


"RReznikoff" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Is there a scanner for under $100. that can quickly scan documents and
> photos? My computer has two USB1 ports. I understand that a USB2 port is
> much quicker. How much money am I looking at to add a card with a couple

of
> USB ports? Are the cables the same for USB 1 and 2? What are your

thoughts
> on this?
>
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Michael Black
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      6th Sep 2004
"RReznikoff" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed)>...
> Is there a scanner for under $100. that can quickly scan documents and
> photos? My computer has two USB1 ports. I understand that a USB2 port is
> much quicker. How much money am I looking at to add a card with a couple of
> USB ports? Are the cables the same for USB 1 and 2? What are your thoughts
> on this?


I've only just added a scanner, which is the first USB peripheral I've
had, but you may be misled by that speed issue. Scanning is a relatively
slow process, it being mechanical. The carriage of the scanner can
only go so fast, and won't speed up within a given scanner. That's
probably the limiting factor well before the issue of bus speed. IN other
words, unless you get a really fast scanner, the level of USB won't matter
because you'll be waiting for the page to scan.

So the speed of the scanner is important if you want to scan fast.

Micahel
 
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