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Posted: 12/20/2003 8:43:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 8:57:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2003 8:58:36 AM EDT by DzlBenz]
[url=http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/ho/WF06b/18972-238444-236260-12019-f6-91462-91467-91468.html]Cat's meow[/url], IMHO. I have an HP G85xi which has served me pretty well for 18 months or so, but I'd switch it out for a USB-connected machine in a heartbeat if I could. Edited to add that this time of year, there are great deals to be had. Shop around, and you might find this creature for $350 or less.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 9:11:54 AM EDT
I have a new HP psc 2510 that seems to work; but I haven't had it long enough to wring it out. It is network ready and even Wireless network ready.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 9:36:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 9:43:24 AM EDT
epson makes excellent inkjet printers, their photo printers are among the best. As far as the multi function device thing goes, I want one with a laser printer, not inkjet, since I already have a dedicated color printer for photos (epson stylus photo 960) and lasers are superior for b&w. This is the one I'm about to buy. [url]http://www.epinions.com/Brother_MFC_8500_5_in_1_Flatbed_Laser_Multifunction_Center_Fax_Print_Copy_Scan_PC_Fax_Office_Machines/display_~full_specs[/url] It does everything I need, print/fax/copy/scan and is available refurbed for <$240 shipped. Best Buy has it for about $350 new.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 9:48:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2003 9:55:29 AM EDT by cduarte]
here's another review on the brother 8500 [url]http://reviews.cnet.com/Brother_MFC_8500/4852-3159_7-6234382.html?tag=dir[/url]
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 9:52:35 AM EDT
I've got a cheapo Epson Stylus. It prints well, but eats ink cartridges quickly. -HS
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 9:52:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Has anyone heard of, or know anything bad about, Epson Stylus CX5400 all-in-one printers? Here's a review from CNET.com: [url]http://reviews.cnet.com/Epson_Stylus_CX5400/4505-3181_7-30527146.html?tag=pdtl-list[/url] I saw one the other night at CompUSA for $129.99. Are Epson printers, OK? Eric The(Inquisitive)Hun[>]:)]
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Does that one have a fax?
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 9:52:41 AM EDT
I have an epson c-82 and have zero problems with it. I got it for the quality of photo reproduction...i have a new canon A70 and it's the snitz too! P.S. I got my c-82 for $29.95....on sale for 99 bucks....20 dollar store rebate....50 dollar manufactures rebate.... how's that for being a cheap bastard![:D]
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 9:59:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 10:01:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Oslow: I have a new HP psc 2510 that seems to work; but I haven't had it long enough to wring it out. It is network ready and even Wireless network ready.
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Same with me. I've got mine on a wireless setup through a router/firewall so I can access it and so can the Mrs. access it w/ her laptop. Everything seems to work but I've not tried the fax yet. Have to run a phone wire first. Hope to have that done tomorrow. Will update you Monday if you're interested.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 10:07:36 AM EDT
We've had good results with our HP 6110. (The 7110 was overkill for us.) Comes with USB. Install the software first as the instructions indicate!! We got ours at Amazon, but IIRC they are also available from MANY other sources as well. At the same time we also purchased an HP 545 digital camera ($75 rebate on the pkg at the time). Topic Drift: For photo printing we have an old Epson Stylus Photo 1200 that refuses to die and does a GREAT job with pics (I also heartily recommend Red River Paper [url]www.redriverpaper.com[/url] for printing pics.) For higher volumes of B/W printed material, I'd go with a laser all-in-one due to the cheaper cost per page.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 10:10:32 AM EDT
I'm real happy with my HP 7130. I've had about 7 different machines and this one I like the best.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 10:52:06 AM EDT
all-in-ones suck ass... You are better off and usually cheaper to by separate components.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 10:55:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2003 10:57:13 AM EDT by LotBoy]
Originally Posted By Oslow: I have a new HP psc 2510 that seems to work; but I haven't had it long enough to wring it out. It is network ready and even Wireless network ready.
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Wow, I just purchased a HP PSC 2510. I have mine connected through USB.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 10:56:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BlackDog714: all-in-ones suck ass... You are better off and usually cheaper to by separate components.
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Never buy all-in-ones....in one part breaks that usually makes the whole thing useless.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 12:10:31 PM EDT
We've been using an hp psc 950 quite a bit over the last year with no problems. $149 @ Staples.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 12:15:17 PM EDT
To be taken seriously in the business world, I certainly would NOT buy anything based on inkjet technology. Go laser.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 1:17:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2003 1:18:14 PM EDT by BillofRights]
another vote for the HP6110xi. have had good luck with all the functions for less than $300.00
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 1:42:54 PM EDT
+2 for the HP 6110.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 1:46:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By xj9598:
Originally Posted By BlackDog714: all-in-ones suck ass... You are better off and usually cheaper to by separate components.
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Never buy all-in-ones....in one part breaks that usually makes the whole thing useless.
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I was surprised that nobody said that sooner. I can see the attraction though, in having one piece of equipment to do it all. It just strikes me that everything will be half-ass. Also to upgrade one part.... Fax machines & scanners haven't really changed in 5 years. neither have copiers. I'd like the ability to upgrade the printer more often than the other 3. Just my $.02
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 1:48:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By norman74:
Originally Posted By xj9598:
Originally Posted By BlackDog714: all-in-ones suck ass... You are better off and usually cheaper to by separate components.
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Never buy all-in-ones....in one part breaks that usually makes the whole thing useless.
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I was surprised that nobody said that sooner. I can see the attraction though, in having one piece of equipment to do it all. It just strikes me that everything will be half-ass. Also to upgrade one part.... Fax machines & scanners haven't really changed in 5 years. neither have copiers. I'd like the ability to upgrade the printer more often than the other 3. Just my $.02
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't have the room for 3 different machines. Wish I could blame it on too many rifles, but I'm sorry to say that is not the case. CW
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 2:33:09 PM EDT
I'd avoid Epson products. The quality is great, but they're very sensitive to print cartridges, and many models have been known to plug up the non-servicable print heads beyond use. I'm pretty happy with my [url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000085JCX?tag=vglnk-c102-20]HP OfficeJet 5110[/url]. I got it for $120 as an open-box deal from Micro Center. Pros: Faxing and copying from the front panel are very intuitive. Non-graphic printing is pretty damn quick. Hell, it's even fast with copy jobs. Printing color is slower, but not painfully so, and I don't do that too often. Drivers work great. It even has a "corporate edition" driver available, with a no-nonsense print interface, and a TWAIN scan driver that allows batch scanning from applications that allow it. Color quality is great, especially on photo paper. Much better than I expected from a "jack of all trades". Cons: The fax function shares my voice line. When fax is left to auto-answer, it tends to interrupt voice calls occasionally. It does this far more often with the extension that's plugged in to the back of the fax, and I haven't found a way to make it better aside from disabling auto-answer. You can still tell it to answer faxes manually, but it's kind of a pisser when you're not home. The drivers included on the CD were a little buggy, and caused BSOD's during booting under Win2k. The newer versions of the driver seem to have resolved this, and HP said on their support site that this was specific to Win2k.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 3:09:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2003 3:13:22 PM EDT by hanko]
Originally Posted By mr_camera_man:The fax function shares my voice line. When fax is left to auto-answer, it tends to interrupt voice calls occasionally. It does this far more often with the extension that's plugged in to the back of the fax, and I haven't found a way to make it better aside from disabling auto-answer. You can still tell it to answer faxes manually, but it's kind of a pisser when you're not home. The drivers included on the CD were a little buggy, and caused BSOD's during booting under Win2k. The newer versions of the driver seem to have resolved this, and HP said on their support site that this was specific to Win2k.
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Exact 2 hassles with my hp d135. A few calls to tech support minimized the interruption thing, but it's still not perfect. It took 2 overnight CD's from HP to fix my buggy drivers. If you have more than one 'puter, look for a printer or all-in-1 with an ethernet port; HP's print server for an all-in-1 is a lot of money. If I were ETH, I'd go with an HP Laser Jet for my primary business printer, and an HP d-series or maybe 6110/9110 for the fax/scan and color printer, if I needed color. No color requirement, I'd go with an LJ all-in-1. IJ printing is not as good as laser; HP makes their money from IJ cartridges, not necessarily the printer...kind of like Gilette does with razor blades. Best deal on d-135 carts is at Costo, but it's still over $60 for 2 black & one color cartridge. HP support is still the best, and that's a big consideration with a business printer. I needed to add that if you're trying to network your hp all-in-1, nobody but HP guarantees their print servers will work with all-in-1's. -hanko
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 3:22:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz: [url=http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/ho/WF06b/18972-238444-236260-12019-f6-91462-91467-91468.html]Cat's meow[/url], IMHO. I have an HP G85xi which has served me pretty well for 18 months or so, but I'd switch it out for a USB-connected machine in a heartbeat if I could. Edited to add that this time of year, there are great deals to be had. Shop around, and you might find this creature for $350 or less.
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I also have an HP G85. Has worked flawlessy since the day I installed it. Running Windows XP. Although the G85 is discontinued I would think the newer models work just as well.
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