Hi, this is my first post to your forum. It has been very interesting reading and I am glad that I stumbled upon you.
I bought the 8250 printer this past summer and I absolutely loved it. I was constantly amazed at the pictures that I printed. About a month ago, I started having problems with it not picking up photo paper. I did everything suggested on the HP website, but I could not fix the problem. Rather than order the cleaning kit, I decided to bring it back to Best Buy for repair because I had purchased the extended warranty. When I brought it in, the CS person said that they do not fix this particular problem and I could get a new printer. So, of course they don't sell the 8250 anymore, so I picked the D7360 because it seemed like a comprable printer and it was the same price as the 8250 (when I purchased it)
I have not been happy at all with this printer. I can't quite put my finger on the problem. The nearest I can explain it is that it is like the difference between a picture taken with cheap 2 megapixel and the same picture taken with a high end 6 or 7 megapixel camera.
I am using the same camera (a kodak z740) and the same paper (kodak premium semi-gloss). Has anyone else had this issue? Can you suggest a printer that would have comprable prints to the 8250? I have always been partial to HP photo printers, but I am also willing to try another brand. I would like to stay under $350 or so. I was kind of eyeing the HP B8350.
Sorry for such a long winded first email!! LOL! I would really appriciate your feedback.