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HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One Multifunction Printer, Copier, Scanner and Fax
HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One Multifunction Printer, Copier, Scanner and Fax

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One Multifunction Printer, Copier, Scanner and Fax, 13 May 2010
After having to replace my printer every 12-18 months (Scouting keeps us busy), I decided that I should buy something a little more heavy duty than the usual £50-80 superstore specials.
Being familiar with the L7680, the 8500 predecessor, I thought it worth a try as that device has not caused any problems in three years.

Setup was smooth, just a case of putting in the CD to install the software and plugging the printer into my router, it was then detected and set up.

Installing the cartridges and heads was straight forward enough. Switching on the unit or the first time is an opportunity to go and have a cuppa, as it takes about 20 minutes for the unit to set itself up, subsequent power on's take only a minute or so.
The printer feels robust and paper feed has been reliable. The cartridges are quite expensive but the XL version does contain a lot of ink and shopping around some good deals can be found.

One problem was that after installing the software the PC ran very slowly, some hunting around the web showed this was not unusual. The fix seems to be disabling the process HPQtra08.exe which sits watching the printer tying up system resources.

Other than the software issue everything has worked out of the box and I am looking forward to a long lived machine.


LG M227WDP 22-inch Full HD 1080p LCD TV/Monitor  (5ms, 10000:1, HDMI)
LG M227WDP 22-inch Full HD 1080p LCD TV/Monitor (5ms, 10000:1, HDMI)

4.0 out of 5 stars Good All Round Product, 1 Feb. 2010
The LG M227WDP look smart with its gloss black finish.
Setting up for TV was a simple push of a couple of button on the remote and all DTV channels for my area were found.

The remote is a good size with easy to use buttons.
The menu is straight forward and the 7Day EPG responsive as is the channel changing.

Out of the box the TV picture is terrible, almost makes you think you have made a mistake buying this unit, but with some adjustment of the brightness, backlight and contrast things are very good.

As a PC monitor the picture quality very good crisp and comfortable to use.
The weak point as with most small flat TV's is the sound, which can be a little tinny, but as a bedroom TV this is not an issue.

On the whole a good all round DTV/Monitor.


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