I am looking at several scanners, and a printer, and have found several little issues to resolve or clarify before buying. 1. Would I be happy with a 1200 x 1200 DPI machine? My old printer is only 720 x 720 (I think), and I can see dots easily from photos printed on it, so is 1200 DPI significantly better? 2. Is a "square" DPI spec such as 2400 x 2400 significantly better than a DPI spec that is assymetrical? The assymetrical machine (Epson 1660) is 1600 x 3200, and the square machine (HP 4570 C) is 2400 x 2400. The sales person at the B&M store dismissed the Epson, with the assymetrical spec, as a waste of money. But the Epson has a smaller footprint. BTW, the machines are priced the same Cdn$299. 3. He also said HP was a bit better in containing software for making VCDs, tho said I could do that from the Epsons with any good burning program such as Nero. (Which I have, but anything that is easier to use than Nero would be good for me) Any comments or info appreciated!