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zonereyrie
zonereyrie
I love my new toy
That scanner I ordered came on Friday. Mine isn't so pretty- gray and black instead of blue - but it is SWEET! I've scanned 3 (of16) shelves of videos, and a few books, CDs, and games just to try it out. Some of my older stuff doesn't have UPC bar codes, and a handful of stuff (mostly hentai) scanned but didn't resolve, but overall it has done a great job. AND it can export as a website - frame-based, but still not bad.

I have a lot of scanning to do.

I am: happy happy
Current Media: TiVo: Law & Order: Special VIctims Unit

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pdelahanty From: pdelahanty Date: November 7th, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
So what happens when something is scanned but not recognized? ...and can you correct inaccurate information?

I'd want to use the thing to scan everything in the house with a UPC code...books, CDs, cassette tapes, DVDs, videos, laserdiscs, toys, food, magazines, video games, etc. Would that be possible or am I limited to CDs, DVDs, and books?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: November 7th, 2004 01:52 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
It tells you what barcodes it doesn't recognize - but of course then you'd have to match them to which product you scanned. If you scan 100 things and then run the import, and it tells you 5 weren't recognized, it highlights those codes for you.

The software recognizes books, games, music, and movies. I haven't scanned LDs yet, just DVDs and VHS, I'll see if it recognizes LDs. The scanner will scan UPCs on food - I tried for fun - but the software doesn't have a lookup for those. You can manually add items to the collection.

The scanner can be used for other things - it comes with a keyboard emulator driver so I think you might be able to input to other things. And it comes with a test feature where you can open a terminal window and it scans the codes in line by line, so you could do that then copy the list to something else too.
pdelahanty From: pdelahanty Date: November 7th, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm not surprised the software can't look up UPCs for food...but it would be amusing to have an online inventory of my fridge anyway. ;)

It seems like such a cool gadget. I'll have to grab one at some point...
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