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Set up is simplicity itself,
This review is from: Kodak Hero 5.1 All-in-One WiFi Printer (Print, Copy, Scan) (Accessory)I am by no means a computer savvy person. I normally renew my computer and associated equipment every four years so that should give you some indication of the level of skill and knowlege I have when it comes to computing. I guess I would update my equipment more often as I like new technology but it's the thought of having to set up and familiarize myself with new equipment that puts me off.
Today is the end of another four year cycle and with new laptop already up and running, it was time for a new printer. Having researched the market very briefly, I make no secret that the cheap ink was my main reason for buying this particular model. I agree with some reviews that the build quality is probably not in the same league as Canon or Epson but for the price I cannot complain.
I have read some of the reviews about the set up and I must say I am a bit surprised that some, whom I would guess are far more computer savvy than me have found it problematic? I was up and running in about 10 minutes. For me the set up of any computer related kit is the most anxiety provoking part of the process but with the Kodak Hero it was simplicity itself. I agree with another reviewer that the instructions are not exactly wordy but the diagrams are very detailed and there is also instructions that are easy to follow on the built in screen.
The printer head clips in easily and so does the cartridges. A reviewer has remarked about the fragility of the arm that supports the upper half of the printer when inserting the cartridges. Trust me, it is fine and perfectly formed for the job. You would have to be pretty heavy handed to cause any serious damage, so I would totally disregard any concerns you may have about the arm.
Once the printer is set up, its just a case of popping the disc into your PC and again follow the straightforward instructions. You have to wait a few minutes for the disc to fully install with the occasional click if you agree etc etc but its very straightforward. One tip that I should have mentioned earlier is to make sure you have your wireless key/code ready.
Thus far I am very happy with this printer. My review is really focused on the set up as I have only used it a few times but early indications are that other functions are excellent. Printing is not slow and the quality is very good indeed with the images being bright and very sharp.
Overall I think this is the best printer set up I have ever experienced and I would happily recommend the Kodak Hero 5.1 to all but the most sophisticated users.
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Initial post: 4 Oct 2013 20:00:13 BDT
would like to know how cheap you find to run. other reviews talk about ink running out quickly?
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Oct 2013 23:25:53 BDT
Made in Wales says:
Yes definitely, having used the printer for over a year now I can say that the ink usage is very disappointing. The ink is cheap because you get a really small amount. I stand by my original review, the print quality is very good and so is the build quality but I bought this printer to save money but in truth it works out as expensive as any other printer so my advice now would be to go for a canon or Epsom
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