[This followup was posted to comp.periphs.scanners and a copy was sent to
the cited author.]
> I've been pouring through dejanews for two days trying to find
> information on the 4 scanners listed above and I've gotten so
> many conflicting reports I'm about ready to shoot myself.
> I'm looking to buy a scanner for $450 or under. Some things
> I'd like to know:
> Someone claimed that the HP 6200c had a dust problem, and the
> Umax Astra 2400s did not. True or not?
The 6200, I had one and took it back, has a pseudo-SCSI. It can only beQuote:
> Someone else mentioned that the 6200 had a fake SCSI. Just because it
> terminates the chain, or because it doesn't seem to like the newer
> SCSI cards?
at the end of the SCSI chain, the power must be on. I used an Adaptec
2940 UW; the 6200 was incompatable with my other SCSI devices - hard
drive, Jaz, Zip, CD ROM - and caused incorrect read/writes ro rhe hard
Don't believe resolution claims.Quote:
> What is HP's claim of 1200dpi Hardware Super Sampling? The printout of
> the spec page says 600dpi optical, and "unlimited interpolation".
> Then what is "super sampling" if it's not interpolation? When I played
> with an older ScanJet 5, I got the impression that it had something
> akin to an optical zoom, rather than just a digital zoom. Is that
> what they mean? A refocusing of the optics so that you can scan a smaller
> area at a higher dpi?
HP 6200 only has a 25 use version of the Caere software. ALL OCRQuote:
> Is the HP built in OCR feature useful? usable? crap?
packages included with scanners are ::crap:: , light versions just don't
cut it even for the casual OCR user.