Summary: Was a little sceptical after reading negative reviews, but I have been very pleased with the HP 8500 plus [had it for a week]. It was very easy to set up and even the air-print was not difficult. Pictures are professional quality and text is very crisp.
Summary: The 8500A Plus is an excellent application for a home printer. It has all the bells and whistles along with superb support that I received from the HP Techs. The only difficulty I encountered was trying to get the fax setup so that I could continue to have my voicemail phone service.
Summary: I have not had any problems with the new machine. I had to replace the HP 6500 wireless that I owned for 18 months, due to the black ink refusing to print. HP never answered my requests to address the issue that plagues the 6500, so I had to resort to the HP community.
Summary: This is a really solid printer once you get it set up. Because of the scan to email, scan to network folder, and other functionality, it requires a little bit of patience during the set up process. Once it's up and running, it works really well though.
Summary: Setting up any printer for Windows is tedious. But took 40 minutes to install software and test print. I am using this printer on a Mac with added Windows OS so it must print from both OS. The set up for Mac was faster but took 20 minutes to get it to print from a Word Doc.
Summary: Given the large number of negative reviews and that I got it from Costco for $170 and that I bought a $150 6500 wireless 2.5 years ago, I have fairly low expectation :) It turns out to be better than I expected in most aspects.