Epson Perfection 1650 PHOTO Flatbed Scanner

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  • Scans without the Scams

    Nov 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredible quality scans, easy setup, professional quality photo reproduction!
    Cons: Bundled software could use some refining

    Summary: When I first started looking for a new scanner, it was because I had previously purchased several film scanners and was not happy with any of them,, and found that the manufacturers exaggerated many of their "features". I am very picky about the quality ... read more

  • Doesn't work properly with Windows XP

    Nov 2, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: worked for 2 years
    Cons: Doesn't work properly with Windows XP

    Summary: We've had this scanner for a couple of years, running under Windows 98. In general it worked well, although the "Epson Smart Panel" software was a bit flaky--sometimes (say 1 in 20) the interface screen came up completely black. (If you by luck clicked ... read more

  • Good, but some limitations

    Apr 30, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Auto mode, ease of installation, ease of use
    Cons: No user-defined parameters for color correction in the auto-scan mode.

    Summary: I also have a 1650, the Photo version. I really like the automatic mode! It automatically detects the type of original (photo, document, etc.) and automatically determines how many are on the scanner plate. If the photos are not aligned properly, the ... read more

  • Be wary, it's an Epson

    Apr 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent quality and interface for idiot users
    Cons: horrible support, twain interface too automated

    Summary: When I started scanning for clients (and not just for my own webpage) I needed a better quality scanner but couldn't afford to pay $400+. I read the read the reviews, talked with people I knew and ended up with this scanner. I was pretty thrilled ... read more

  • Poor OCR capability

    Nov 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good scan quality
    Cons: OCR software stinks - major problem

    Summary: While the Epson 1650 produces high-quality scans, it must be said that its OCR software (OCR Presto) stinks... Just a few examples: - for multiple pages of OCR work, it is mandatory to go through the whole OCR process on each ... read more

  • Best Scanner I've ever had. Descreens magazine pics and scans slides!

    Nov 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great, easy to use and descreens magazine pics. USB ... Fast.
    Cons: Nothing wrong...I love it.

    Summary: You'll be happy with this scanner. I had a problem installing it, but the good Epson service call had me remove the UMAX software and the Epson software installed perfectly and easily. I don't read online manuals and didn't know how to ... read more

  • Can't get passed the clicking sound.

    Sep 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use. Good quality
    Cons: Annoying clicking sound, even when not in operation, no power switch.

    Summary: Like the scanner, image quality, ease of use. However, for some reason, the scanner makes this faint clicking sound while plugged in (there is no power switch, so the only way to stop the clicking is to unplug the unit). Might sound trivial, but it is ... read more

  • Low price but great images

    Aug 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great performances and easy to use
    Cons: Nothing

    Summary: Epson scanners are leaders in their class.They have great performances and they are not very expensive.I am sure that if you buy it you won´t regret.But if you want to use all its great performances you must have software.I recomend you Adobe ... read more

  • Great Price/Great Images

    Aug 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to Use. Great images for price. Slide/negative scanning capability.
    Cons: No power button. Less than perfect slide scanning.

    Summary: This scanner performs beautifully considering the price that one has to pay for it. When I bought it, I was looking for a scanner that could handle flatbed as well as negative/slide scanning, without costing thousands of dollars. It comes with a template ... read more

  • Epson sells broken scanners?

    Jul 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality scans.
    Cons: Scanned crooked. Makes clicking noise, even when off. Had to have it repaired. Way overpriced.

    Summary: I actually visited epinions.com to read the reviews on this scanner, along with a few other sites. So I was really surprised after I purchased and hooked up my scanner. It was scanning documents crooked. And it was making a distinct ... read more

  • good all around scanner

    Jun 15, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good scanning quality on both photos and 35mm slides
    Cons: no automatic document feeder, slow scanning in higher res

    Summary: The scanner was easily set up through its usb connection. It includes four shortcut buttons to common functions: Scan, Copy, E-mail Attachment, and Scan to Web (via Epson PhotoCenter, a free photo-sharing Web site). The Perfection 1650 Photo has a ... read more

  • For the PHOTOGRAPHER - Negatives, Slides, and General Photos!

    Jun 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superb resolution, colors, and quality when scanning slides, negatives, or anything for that matter.
    Cons: None. Solved the problem with it cutting off part of the negatives.

    Summary: First off, for those who read the review by mew-mew regarding the scanner cutting off 1 to 1.5mm of a slide/negative on each side - don't be skeptical! I went ahead and bought the scanner anyway, and I now have an answer to that problem. It's ... read more

  • What can I say, its good!

    May 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast and great scans, can manually set the DPI, nice design, one touch scans
    Cons: Software is confusing, no on/off switch,

    Summary: I got this scanner at the recommendation of a CompUSA agent (Im not sure if he was sincere or if CompUSA is in bed with EPSON). I got the scanner for under $200 without a $30 rebate (which is available). It was an easy setup: Setup software ... read more

  • reviewing negative scanning only

    Apr 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very nice quality negative scans, well balanced in color and contrast
    Cons: it cuts off ca 1.5 millimeters on all sides of your 35 mm negative :-(

    Summary: I used this baby to scan about 60-100 negatives. No experience on the flatbed part, sorry... Installation was easy, the interface had me puzzled for a minute... It asked me to indicate the target... no 'scan to file' there... ??? Then I ... read more

  • Fantastic Scan Quality

    Mar 18, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scan Quality, Built-in Transparency adapter, Easy set-up
    Cons: No on/off switch, Scanning with transparencies a little tricky at first

    Summary: I've been using this now for awhile and am still just as happy with it. I Highly recommend Epson! See my full review below. -------------------------------------------- I was using an inexpensive scanner which I thought was decent ... read more

  • You won't find a better scanner!

    Feb 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: High quality enlargements, high speed, excellent value
    Cons: Enabling negative scan function is awkward

    Summary: This is a spectacular piece of equipment that really stands out. I had previously been using a Canon F620U and have been more than happy with the upgrade. It has really been obvious that it is a superior piece of equipment when put to the task of ... read more

  • A good scanner for a fair price

    Feb 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to install and use. Good with negatives too.
    Cons: A little noisy. Slow with negatives.

    Summary: Needed a new scanner when found out the two-year-old Astra 2200 we had was incompatible with our new Windows 2000. Checked prices and reviews and were impressed with all the good reviews and features on this model. Had some problems installing ... read more

  • How Long Can You Scan

    Feb 18, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: nice features, easy to set up
    Cons: none that I can think of

    Summary: I just recently purchased the Epson Perfection 1650 photo flatbed scanner and I am very pleased. I wasn't really sure why I bought it, maybe because it had that "hi-tech" look to it. Then I brought it home. My old scanner looked like it came ... read more

  • Worth the money

    Jan 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Superb Scans. Speedy. Easy to connect.
    Cons: Capable but weak software.

    Summary: I purchased this for work. I've had it now for 3 months. It has been a joy to work with. Surprisingly beautiful images, quick scans, and easy to connect to Windows 2000. I've not had any problems using the drivers. They are easy to ... read more

  • A bargain scanner with very little flaw

    Jan 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scanning speed, easy setup, compatibility, sharpness, optional transparency attachment
    Cons: Unsaturated color, weak software

    Summary: I was pleasantly surprised by Epson Perfection 1650 when I purchased it a few months ago for my web design firm. We needed a replacement for our HP Scanner which had exceeded its life expectancy, and after some extensive research, we went ahead with the ... read more

  • Just got it - Just love it!

    Dec 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy setup, simple to use, sleek and stylish.
    Cons: Pricey!

    Summary: I feel kinda awkward writing this review having done so little with the scanner so far - but I wanted to give my impressions of my "out of the box" experience. I own an older Mac G3 and a Umax Astra scanner. I do not have that scanner hooked ... read more

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