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: I have had many HP products over the years and it seems that since about 2009 the products have been on a downhill slide. I will have to look at some of the competition now and find out who still allows me to print in black only even if I don't have anymore colored ink left.
Pros: The printer prints -- as long as you have some ink in every cartridge.
Cons: Having owned one and liking it for the first few months, I suggested that my father also pick one up. He did, but he is a much heavier printer user than I am and immediately picked up on a few issues that the printer has. Endless printhead cleaning in the middle of important and time-sensitive pr...
Summary: Maybe I will try to install the software from the internet for the A909g (Which is newer dated) strange! and see. I called HP tech and said forget them. I hung up 2x and the 3rd I gave up. Not one knew their own products and then rambled about stuff I didnt want or cared about!!
Pros: Nice looking! Well I cant say much more than it prints. AND the price was VERY GOOD! If you pay $499.00 for this for you - well nevermind! Newegg had a sell for only $249.00. I did need ink so for only a few dollars more I got a printer :) Just HEAVY INK!!!!!
Cons: I agree with JAZZCAT 200%. I upgraded from the A909g to this A910n and the software is 20 years backwards and the scanning software stinks and slow. Its like buying a Ferrari and it handling like 'Al Bundy's Dodge'
Summary: Overall, its not a bad printer, but for the environment that I work it, just was not conducive for it. Ultimately I ended up returning the printer after a week or so because it just didn't fit my needs and I went back to the HP 7210 for now.
Pros: Very sleek love the touch screen easy to use and set up cheaper inks Good customer service and helpful with the RMAs Prints very quickly compared to the last printer I had (HP 7210)
Cons: When printing envelopes, you need to remove the paper from the tray, insert envelope, move the paper guides to the center of the tray to hold envelope and then you can print after changing some setting on your computer as well. This is just not conducive for a work environment, very frustrating. ...
Summary: I have had one of these ink suckers for a while now and I would NOT buy it again! PROS: Compatable with ALL operating system including linux Nice web interface that gives good info and allows scanner operation Scan quality is pretty good and the scanner has a document feeder that works well Can scan...
Summary: I really like the printer. The quality of prints and the speed are great. BUT, when I suffered my first paper jam I realized that this printer does not open up like in the clam style of my previous HP Printers.
Don't buy it, frequently freezes in power save mode
16 April 2011
Summary: This printer was fine for the first few months but it's been freezing everytime it wakes up from Power Save mode. The display reads "Now Printing" but nothing prints. I have the latest drivers, firmware, etc and this issue is known throughout the HP Support forums but they offer no help.
Summary: Ok so this is a beautiful printer and would meet all my needs completely. I love the interface and it is easy to work. But it simply does what is unforgivable in a scanner or printer and makes my work twice as hard-- it misses pages!!
Summary: I purchased this printer in Nov 2011. I was extremely happy with its use as a home/home office printer. The HP ePrint worked fine. In month 14, just 2 months out of warranty, the printer turns up with a blue screen of death and an error code.
Summary: While this printer will print a nice image and good text, you will spend 5 years of your life waiting for it to align, clean and jiggle the print head....50 times, until all of your ink is used up. To add insult to injury you cannot print Black only.