Reviews and Problems with HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus
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What a piece of crap. I swear this is the last HP Printer ...
Dave S, Amazon
7 August 2014
Summary: What a piece of crap. I swear this is the last HP Printer I will ever buy. The software package I think is the main culprit You have to turn it off and on every time you want to use it and it takes forever to boot. Seems to use a lot of ink too. Way to slow and expensive. Support sucks too.
Summary: Don't buy this printer. HP used to make fabulous ink jet printers. Then something happened. I have bought two HP's and they are just crap. Slow, even when the cartridges are full the colors don't come out. You can't figure out what the problem is.
Summary: The wireless capability is practically useless on this printer. It keeps disapearing and I have to reinstall it on different PCs. I ultimately Ehternet-connected it and abandoned the wireless, but even that did not help with this printer. The color prints for photos are just awful.
Cons: Wireless functionality is terrible; Photo print color appears washed out; Keeps disapearing on my home network, even when hardwired.
Summary: Update your software and drivers people.... this should be the first thing you do when you buy hardware! If you install it properly, it works beautifully.
Pros: Once set up, works flawlessly. Wireless has been rock solid. Wired works as well. Quick single-sided printing. Quality of printing is great. You can set up scan-to folders on a PC quickly and easily; links up with wireless security quickly and cleanly. Scanner works like a champ; touch-screen has...
Cons: You can not set up both a wired and wireless connection concurrently (tried to set up a fallback due to my own lack of comfort with wireless reliability). Two-sided printing is slow, as it makes sure the ink dries before pulling sheets back through for the back side printing.
Cons: This printer has malfuntioned so many times that I stopped counting. Once it finally got to the point that it would not work at all, they sent a replacement printer. Well, the replacment would not work right out of the box. So once again, they sent a replacment printer- which made our third one. ...
Summary: We have this in a retail store and it has given us great printing/scanning/faxing for close to 2 years now. Solid as a rock and easy to set up. Just really, really happy. However it does have 2 drawbacks that can be overcome.
Summary: I've been using HP printers for a long time. I'm aware of the fact that they use expensive ink and printheads. They could give away the printers for free and make a killing off of the supplies. When you get ink jets to work, though, the quality is decent and the cost per copy is fairly low.
Summary: I've had this printer for about four months now and it is a huge piece of crap. It jams multiple times daily, the wireless feature is cool but slow and it consumes ink like a teenager consumes Coca-Cola. Don't waste your money unless you get your kicks talking to help desk geeks in India.
Summary: The Officejet Pro 8500A Plus is by far the worst HP printer I've owned. I'm a PhD IT professional and have been a happy user of HP printers for the past 20 yrs or so, but this is now the second HP inkjet that has failed to provide reliable service.
Excellent All-In-One Printer - and fast shipping, too.
15 January 2012
Summary: I ordered this printer on Thursday afternoon, selected standard shipping, and it arrived in Atlanta on Saturday morning. Way to go, Amazon! I have a home office (I work remotely from my "real" office about 98% of the time), and I needed to replae an ancient color printer AND my scanner.