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This review is from: Epson Perfection V370 Photo 4800 dpi scanner with ReadyScan LED technology - slides, film and negatives (Accessory)
Mine arrived yesterday - firstly, unlike what is stated in one of the recent reviews, it actually works fine with 64 bit windows 7 (well, on my i7 Vaio laptop anyway) and also fine even with Windows 8 pro on my daughter's Netbook. When i first installed the disk, it said a new driver/software update was available from Epson and I chose to install via the update wizard rather than the software on the disk - maybe that's where the reviewer went wrong? Anyway, it's wrong to state it does not work with 64 bit W7 - proof is in the fact that I've been pressing the send to pdf/quick scan buttons for hours without a snag. Also, you can stop the 'epson event manager' process from starting at boot, so it's not just a constant running process. It starts when you turn your scanner on anyway, so is unnecessary when you're not scanning.
All this said, the software is a bit dated looking and clunky, some of the alert boxes even come up in Japanese. This isn't uncommon with software from Japanese firms though - their expertise is in hardware and they always seem years behind with slick GUIs etc. I went for the Epson as the other option in the price bracket was Canon and i'd therefore had the same kind of problems with their software anyway. Other reason for going Epson was my old canon n1220u still works perfectly, but they stopped making drivers for it (32 bit win7 yes but 64 bit no). I therefore wanted to take my trade elsewhere as a protest at that.
It gets 3 stars as it's much bigger than I expected and the big plug in transformer seems OTT for a low energy device - I miss that about the Canon, with the lide range being powered by the single USB cable. Also the results, although excellent are not a massive step up from my 10 year old Canon. When you think of how tech has moved on in that time, I was really hoping for something with a bit more wow. If you blow the results up in Photoshop, some detail is lost, even on pretty high res scans, and there is still a bit of colour cast that needs correction. Anyway, the CCD/LED Canon model 700F, which is the main competitor here , is 2 years old now, so I guess until they update that model, this still remains the best, up-to-date tech for under £100.
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Initial post: 23 Sep 2013 12:42:44 BDT
That's what has put me off canon. All the reviews of their products are from people who are replacing old canons because they hadn't made new drivers. I'm on a windows 7 computer now, but who knows how long before I have update to windows 8 and I don't want to have to buy a new scanner.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2014 18:56:49 BDT
John E says:
Stay on Win 7. There is no requirement to upgrade to Win 8 for years to come. The Canon is a very fine scanner once you have learned how to make the appropriate settings on the software. I have had mine for 12 months and would not change to anything else.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jul 2014 16:06:25 BDT
Chapman Baxter says:
In my case i had to change as the canon scanner worked only with 32bit windows 7 and I have 64 bit (like the vast majority of computers that shipped in the final 2+ years of W7. There is absolutely no reason why Canon could not have produced a driver for 64 bit. It's a cynical ploy on their part and that's why i voted with my feet and switched to Epson.
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