Summary: This printer is the worst that I have owned since 1980. I have had Epson dot matrix, OKI Laser (really rugged, lasted for more than 50,000 pages, three books, technical reviews, papers, etc.), a Canon, 2 Epsons, and then I bought the HP. It looked good in the store.
Summary: Absolutely, without a doubt, the worst multi function printer out there. The push to scan feature doesn't work well at all, barely compatible with Win7, bad print quality, fax doesn't pick up calls, document feeder is weak - it won't pull mutiple pages through when you're scanning, sucks too much...
Summary: I always purchase HP printers, but this printer has caused me to switch to Canon and Samsung for my new printers. I use mostly black and white and actually purchased ANOTHER laser printer because this HP went through ink so quickly. I also print colored pages (about 10 pages per month--that's all!
Summary: I have this printer for at home and also in my office. Both constantly have error messages for "Carriage Jam." There's no carriage jam. If I could, I would take a bat to the printer like in Office Space.
Summary: We bought this printer when we bought a new HP computer. I had used another HP All-in-one for several years and it worked fine until lightening took out my computer and we decided to get a new printer with the new computer. I wish I had kept my old printer because this one is a piece of C---!
Summary: HP Printer quality has suffered greatly in recent years. I had a V40 prior to this printer that only lasted about 18 months. I have an HP Laserjet 2100 that is my workhorse, so I waited to replace the color printer.
Summary: We all know the "razor & blades" revenue model for printer manufacturers: sell the printer for cheap to lock the hapless customer in, then make a killing on the ink cartridges. With the HP J5780, Hewlett-Packard has taken that contempt for the customer to a new low.
Summary: I have always used HP printers and very dissapointed with this one. I seldom use my printer at home. However, I need to replace the black inck cartridge every 2 month. I do not think I even print more than 25 pages for the last 2 months.
Summary: Comments about HP Officejet J5780 Multifunction Printer: Horrible printer. It is slow, uses a lot of ink, jams easily, it's flimsy and the design is horrible. I would not recommend this printer to anyone!
Cons: Flimsy Construction, Hard Setup, Hard To Use, Jams Easily, Large Footprint, Slow Operation, Unreliable
If you use Windows Vista don't buy an HP All-in-One
E. Caspi "elanc", Amazon
3 March 2008
Summary: I bought this printer/scanner/fax several months ago. It came with a software CD for Windows XP. I installed it anyway, hoping it would work. It didn't. I got a new CD from HP - specifically for Vista. The software still doesn't work.