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Discussion in 'Digital Cameras, Webcams and Scanners' started by Vaibhav, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Vaibhav

    Vaibhav New Member

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    hye

    i am thinking of buying a scanner.going through the product specs i saw some needed USB 2.0 or USb 1.1. what exactly is this?
    also does more dpi mean better the scanner?
     
  2. TheChef

    TheChef New Member

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    USB is Universal Serial Bus, the most basic connectivity port there is. But 2.0 is fast. USB 1.1 is really slow compared to USB 2.0, and looking at the Specs of your computer, you almost definetly have USB. USB 2.0 is backwards compatible with 1.1. DPI is dots per square inch. Generally, the more DPI the better, due to more colors creating the one big color you want.
     
  3. superflysmith

    superflysmith New Member

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    Get one with USB 2 unless you like sitting around for two minutes while the thing scans in. Also get it least 2400 dpi x 4800dpi. You can go higher but I've been told it won't really matter if you go to much higher. I just bought the Epson Perfection 2480 Photo for $99 and it works out great for me. If your pc doesn't have usb2 you can just buy a card for your computer. They are easy to install.
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=130100
     
  4. kof2000

    kof2000 New Member

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    get firewire version if yours supports it.
     
  5. Lorand

    Lorand <b>VIP Member</b>

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    The higher the resolution the better, but only optical resolution counts (interpolated resolution is pure marketing bullshit).
     
  6. Vaibhav

    Vaibhav New Member

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    so if i want to get the latest in the market i will also have buy the card which superflysmith mentioned?
     
  7. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    Ive got a scanner here with USB1 and it takes a whopping 16 seconds to scan in.

    Not neccesarily. More importantly, u'll have to buy the latest and greatest SCANNER
     
  8. superflysmith

    superflysmith New Member

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  9. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah that would definitely be it ... this scanner is fairly new :)
     

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