Re: Recommended cheap SCSI scanners?

Egg Ham (
Wed, 27 Oct 1999 03:34:24 -0700 (PDT)

DON'T BUY Mustek 1200 SP.

I bought one myself several months ago when it was on
sale in a store. The price was very attractive U$75
for SCSI and legal paper size. But all I could get
from it was black and white. The color never worked.
(And I am talking about on M$-Win95 not the more
powerful OS like LINUX.) I spent 2 days on trying out
everything. (I forgot how many times I
intalled/uninstalled the apps, the drivers, reboot the
PC, unpluged/repluged the scanner. I even uninstalled
many other apps.) I almost wanted to uninstalled the
OS. Then I tried their website. I called their tech
support, who was extremely useless. He just basically
asked me to do the same things I did before I called
and we spent over an hour on doing that. Don't mention
that the phone call is a toll call. Finally I gave up
and return the scanner to the store.

After I did some research and found out that Astra
1220S was the most reliable and affordable (around
U$140) SCSI scanner in the market. The most important
thing is it is well supported by Linux.


--- Klaus Eisenblaetter <> wrote:
> Hi Allan!
> >
> > I'm looking for a cheap SCSI scanner for use with
> Linux, hopefully one
> > which costs less than about 120 UK pounds. I don't
> know what that
> > would be in other currencies, but if it's any help
> for comparison,
> > here are a couple of the models I've been looking
> at:
> >
> > Mustek 1200SP Pro SCSI 70 pounds
> > Acer 620S 105 pounds
> What a chance, im quit new in this mailing list and
> I subsribed because I
> bought a very cheap Mustek MFS-1200SP Pro. I
> unfortunately donŽt get it to
> work on Linux so as on Win95 yet.
> >
> > I'm particularly curious about the Mustek 1200SP,
> since I can't find
> > any mention of it on Mustek's website, or anywhere
> else for that
> > matter, and so I have no idea what resolutions it
> can do, colour
> > depth, etc.
> It could be that the Mustek scanner you mean is a
> Paragon 1200 Pro. You
> can find a discription under DonŽt
> worry, the language of
> the web site is english. Anyway, your story looks
> very similar like my. I
> bought the Scanner as a "rest choice" (sorry aubout
> my english) for a
> price very closed to 70 pounds.
> I just contacted the Mustek Support about my Win95
> problems. If IŽll get
> back some interesting news, IŽll let you know, but I
> think that your
> decision would not be for the Mustek one now.
> By
> Klaus
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