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Old 10-19-02, 01:01 AM
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Looking for good usb barcode scanner @ a great price??????????

Looking for any suggestions on finding a usb barcode scanner?
Just reply here or email me @ [email protected].
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Old 10-19-02, 11:31 AM
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You don't specify your application, here...or if it's a home/commercial use...so this may be way off base, but anyway...

If you're looking for something beyond just scanning your DVDs into DVD Profiler (in this case, I'd guess you'd use a free CueCat from Radio Shack) I can highly recommend the Metrologic MS9520 Voyager scanner. I've installed ~40 or so of them at work, using both PS2 and USB interfaces. One especially nice feature on this model is that it offers triggerless operation, which may or may not be helpful, depending on your application - it's great for mine (scanning part numbers/serial numbers in an assembly line - handsfree operation with the included stand!)

I'm not at work right now, so I can't look up the specific vendor I purchased them from, but I think I paid around $150-$175 for these. You'll be hard-pressed to find an industrial scanner for much less.
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Actually all I'm looking for is scanning dvd's in the computer.
I should have said in the post. I went to my local radio shack and the only scanner he said he had was 50.00 but he was out of stock.
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Have you considered the "Hacked CueCat" approach?

There's a thread over in the DVD Talk forum in which someone was discussing this, recently. You may want to check it out. Haven't done it myself, but its said to be quite easy and cheap/free, depending on how you get your CueCat.
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CueCat is your cheapest solution (Free from the shack) but they are getting hard to find.

You can get them on ebay for
Old 10-19-02, 11:55 AM
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Here's the thread I was talking about...

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=243351
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by asabase
[B]CueCat is your cheapest solution (Free from the shack) but they are getting hard to find.

You can get them on ebay for
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Can the Cuecat be used to scanning dvds into DVDProfiler? I hate putting in the UPC # by hand.
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yes, you need to install different software though (free). It's called catnip or something close to that.
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Originally posted by asabase
yes, you need to install different software though (free). It's called catnip or something close to that.
that's correct. you can use the software, or you can do a hardware modification (requires soldering).

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