Reviews and Problems with HP Photosmart C6180 All-in-One
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17 August 2007
Summary: I have had numerous HP AIOs and my last one, a psc2400 was great. It got fried by lightning last summer and I purchased this one in a rush, basically because it had a document feeder and it was an HP. It constantly thrashes around adjusting itself and is very slow to copy and print.
Summary: The C6180 is an awsome AIO printer/scanner/fax etc, the print results and scan quality are outstanding. I think the prices for the (6) ink cartridges are fair, in that you only have to replace the color you have run out of... but it may run you $70 + to replace all of them!
Summary: It drinks ink like wine, especially yellow. Printer announces the ink has "expired" overnight and must be replaced. It appears that HP will do anything to sell ink. It's gotten so I wiill now no longer purchase another HP printer, in addition to laptops (for similar, dodgy reasons).
Summary: Printing at home is a hassle with every printer. No exception here. It's nearly impossible to print to this thing with a PC, even if you're connected by USB. Even from a Mac it's rare that I can successfully print using wireless.
Summary: The 6180 was purchased to replace a previous hp printer that did not have an automatic document feeder. I never had any problems with that printer. This one has had two problems that hp is unable to solve.
Summary: I honestly wish I had gone for a different brand rather than HP The pros: - The print quality is very high - I got it to work on a wireless network without much bother - It faxes multiple pages just fine The cons: - The recommended software is awful - If you want to download the drivers, it's 160...
Summary: I'm kind of surprised this thing is still on the market, given both the typical life cycle of such things and the problems that is has. As other have reported, the software doesn't quite work right--lots of delays, "busy" messages when it's not, adware, etc.
Summary: By far the biggest annoyance is the calibration that it goes through at exactly the wrong time - every time. It takes for ever to finish and sounds like its factory inside. The paper feed does not come out very far and the picture paper holder sits right on top and can not move.
Good ethernet. Horrible fax & one of the worst customer service experiences IN MY LIFE.
17 August 2007
Summary: I have read every negative review and I have to say that I have had the same ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE experiences. As I read them, I just get even angrier and had to write a review with the hopes that at least ONE PERSON will read this and perhaps decide against investing their money into this product.
Great printer except for the unethical design practices
Edward C, Amazon
17 August 2007
Summary: Let me make this clear. I have NEVER taken my printer off black and white settings. Despite that, I have had to replace my expensive color ink cartridges multiple times. This printer was designed to drain color ink tanks regardless of whether you use them.