Real workhorse of a printer...now if I can only get the grayscaling function to work!
ken yasuda, Amazon
3 May 2014
Summary: This is a very fast, efficient printer that I absolutely love...the duplex function works terrific and I printer over 2,500 pages over the first few days...unfortunately, when I started printing pages (PDF format) that contained quite a bit of grayscaling, could not get the printer to recognize this lighter shading...tried all the settings and after 2 calls with Brother support (over 5 hours in total!), came to the conclusion that this printing function won't work..
Excerpt: I have just given up my HP loyalty. Too many short lived printers at very high costs. I was surprised to find a Brother printer that is nearly identical to my last HP printer but at 1/3 the price! Toner is cheaper too. Now let's see if it lasts longer that the 3 years I got out of the HP. Only con is that it seems a little noisier than the HP...but maybe it's my imagination. If it lasts more than 3 years I'll give it the 5th star!
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Sharp detail
Summary: This printer replaces an HP laser printer in my Dental office. It is a bit noisey, but is extremely fast! Quality is excellent, but be sure to buy the large toner as the supplied one does not last long. I have always used HP printers at my home and office, but no more. I am happy I tried the Brother and have plans to replace all my printers with the Brother in the future. No more outlandish prices for inks and toners.
Excerpt: Just recently purchased this printer, so I don't know what the toner consumption will be like. It was very easy to set up. When you print, it warms up quickly and the first page is out in a snap. The bypass feed works great. So far no jams or problems at all. Liked the fact that I could purchase an extra high capacity toner that is good for 12,000 pages. This is a rare find in a printer this size and really cuts down on the per page cost of using this machine.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Has High Capacity Toner
Summary: I love this printer except for the fact that it didn't work in my office - it tripped the circuit breaker nearly every time it turned on. After a year of keeping the printer in the basement, I found an Amazon review of the HL-5470DW saying that similar problems had been fixed by a firmware update. I was skeptical, but I tried updating the firmware to the latest version anyway (1.14, from 10/31/2013). It seems to have worked!
Summary: The manual for wireless setup makes the setup process more difficult than it is. Toss it. If you've ever set up a wireless device, including printers, it's a simple matter of finding the network and connecting it with the device and installing the print driver. Which I did successfully on a Windows PC, a Mac and a Mac running Parallels. I also was able to print wirelessly from my iPhone and iPad. The setup CD does not have a print driver for Mavericks on the Mac.
Summary: I wasn't even able to test the printer out. Tried to power it up a few times and every time it triggered power fuses in my house. I've never experienced anything like this before. My house is a relatively recent construction (2003) and I paid extra for the upgraded electrical system. So, I don't believe my electrical system can be blamed. Also, I run 5 other printers, including 2 Brother color laser multifunction units with absolutely no problem.
Summary: The first printer I received had a rolled that broke within a month leading to smeared printing. Brother sent a replacement\exchange out right away. No problems since then (3 months on) with the refurbished device.