Summary: This information was not available in the public documentation. The owner manual (after the purchase) said the fax function would work "best" with a dedicated phone line. Tech Support finally acknowledged a dedicated phone line is required on all Samsung MFPs. Very disappointing, as I have always had high regard for Samsung. It is packed and ready to return.
Really like this printer except for one big caveat
Patrick O, Amazon
10 October 2012
Summary: I print a lot of copies for my writing and research work. I was using a basic laser printer, very cheap toner and so very user friendly to me. But it didn't have a lot of flexibility. I had to use another printer for scanning and copying, and have been looking for something to do double sided printing, so as to save paper. This printer fit the bill perfectly. It was easy to set up and easy to use.
Summary: This printer is a great black and white printer. It prints quickly with hardly any wait for it to startup. It also is very quiet when printing, making little noise. This is a great printer to use for just everyday printing or making numerous copies. Also is a fax machine. The only problem is that it does not include a cable to hook to you computer. My box had the copier, a phone line, CD, and instruction book.
Summary: Partly my fault, I have never seen a printer that requires one page at a time to be fed into a manual feed slot. The copier and scanner both have a feeder but the manual feed was an apparent afterthought built into the side of the printer. There is no option for multiple pages to be fed in the manual feed slot, which is needed. Very slow and tedious. Poor design. Pretty much of a waste overall unless you enjoy constantly switching paper types in the single tray. OK.
Summary: The printer has lots of software issues and continually gives false error messages. In less than 6 months of use, it now continually looks for envelopes and manually fed documents, even though I am not using those functions. I have to continually turn the machine off and on, and even then, it still doesn't always clear the false messages. Additionally, the built-in OCR software for scanning is not very good.
Summary: The manual for this device speaks sweetly of all sorts of features that suggest you can hook it up in a nice networked Ethernet environment with standard protocols—scan to SMB or FTP or direct email, but "not all models" may have these features. I made sure that all the features that any other model had that this one didn't were ones I didn't care about (mainly, I don't want a wireless interface). Can you spot the subtle flaw in this reasoning?
Summary: Il fax parte da solo in pieno stile random "a caso", a volte mentre sto in conversazione con il telefono da 10 minuti, parte il fax e non riesco più a telefonare; devo richiamare e devo spiegare che purtoppo ho un fax pazzo ecc ecc .... poi sono impazzito per le funzioni scanner: spesso il programma si bloccava e ho dovuto reistrallare ecc ecc ... insomma, delirio !!
Summary: Der Multifunktionsdrucker Samsung SCX-4729FD ist ganz gut verarbeitet. Das Menü des Drucker lässt sich gut bedienen. Scan- ,Kopier- und Druckgeschwindigkeiten sind auch ok. Alles gut soweit. Das größte Problem bei dem Gerät ist allerdings, dass es KEINE Fake-Toner akzeptiert (Ich habe zwei Fake-Toner getestet, beide funktionierten nicht, obwohl es geprüfte Toner waren). Zumindest ist es bei unserem Drucker so.
Summary: Der Drucker ist soweit in Ordnung. Sauberer Druck, schnell, beidseitig ohne Probleme, ohne Qualitätsverlust. Aber: Auch der Scanner sollte wenigstens so gut sein, wei ein günstiger (Solo)-Scanner. Beim scannen von Farbbildern, Fotos, gibt es über das ganze Bild versträut Streifen. Besonders deutlich zu sehen ist dies an dunklen Bildstellen. Dies sehe ich als einen deutlichen Mangel an. Eine Reparatur ist bislang fehlgeschlagen. Samsung antwortet mir nicht mehr.