"Don't believe the negative reviews!"4.5 starson by R. Johnson
Pros: Wireless works! Print quality great. Fast Printing
Cons: Bloated software package
Summary: If you don't know how to setup and modify a wireless network, then DON'T buy a wireless printer. I've read too many reviews whining about wireless functionality of HP wireless printers. Basically, it boils down to operator ignorance. My D7460 has never lost connectivity with the network. I avoided this by setting up a static IP in lieu of an automatic DHCP.
I've also read too many reviews whining about HP printer software. Yes, I agree the software is HUGE. The fix? When installing the HP printer software, do an ADVANCED INSTALL and only install the HP drivers only and skip the rest of the HP software. Don't just blindly hit NEXT when you install any software. Go slow and install only the software you desire to use. I did this and the printer works great with no slow down in performance in my PC.
There are too many network novices out there who are quick to blame HP for their own ignorance and failures. Do some research before you jump into wireless networks and spend less time griping online about it.
The D7460 uses six ink cartridges. This is much better than tri-color cartridges. It allows you to replace only the ink you use. Go to Costco or BJ's to get replacement ink, as their prices are the best.
The D7460 allows you to preload 8.5x11 paper and 4x6 photo paper simultaneously. The photo paper is cheap and the printing is fast.
Ink and photo paper prices are cheap enough now to justify bulk photo printing at home in lieu of uploading it to a digital photo printing service (i.e. Wal-mart).
This printer is GREAT and the wireless functionality is fantastic. I strongly recommend this printer.