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Good value but spoilt by poor documentation
on 28 April 2007
Given the specifications and the very reasonable price (£62 - Amazon), the V100 gives a lot of performance for the price. Scanned documents, negatives and transparencies are reproduced well.
The myriad of software applications that come with it are supported badly, and there is no "getting started" help for the hardware either, in paper or in software. A search of Epson's website revealed a very helpful document which described what the buttons did and how to remove bits to scan negatives, which is not intuitive. The button icons are surreal and the plastic frames are fragile and easily broken if you try and work things out by trail and error. This "starter's guide" should be included with the unit and not hidden in the website.
The user guides accessed by clicking on "help" in the applications are of the "this button starts this effect" variety, which although logically correct, are about as helpful as a chocolate fireguard, and don't tell you when or how or what it could be used for. A few tutorials could be included.
So if you buy the unit, make sure you have lots of time spare to experiment with it and then when you have become proficient with it the user guides may make sense.