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Old 08-27-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
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I need a recommendation for a scanner under $100


I mindlessly picked up an HP scan jet 3670 assuming it would work as well as my last HP. Sane does not support it yet, so I need to return it, and am curious to know if anyone has had luck with a recent scanner that is in the $70-$100 range. I have looked up the majority of the current scanners in the sane database and so far they have all turned up unsupported.

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Old 08-27-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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I use a flatbed Cannon CanoScan LiDE 30. It's fully supported and cost me around 60 (UK Pounds, probably less than $50 US) and supports reasonably high resolutions. I have no complaints about the image quality either.

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Old 08-27-2004, 04:11 PM   #3
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Thank you, I have located one for $47 US. I will pick it up tonight hopefully and try it out. You are using SANE right?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 04:20 PM   #4
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the lide 20 and 30 are supported,
 
Old 08-27-2004, 04:29 PM   #5
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Yes. I should mention it's a USB scanner, in case that makes a difference. Under SuSE 9.1 Professional, it was automatically detected and I generally use GIMP as a front-end to the front-end to SANE.

A little more information at http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html#Z-CANON
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:03 PM   #6
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USB is fine. I must have over looked it. I appreciate your input.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 11:07 AM   #7
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I bought the LiDE30, and it works like a charm. Thanks.
 
  


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