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Old January 20th, 2018
Butcher318 Butcher318 is offline
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Originally Posted by 22R View Post
Bought a new 8500 X50 black old stock detector. How good is it for use today ? Mostly wanted for highway driving. Years ago I had a 4500 and was always impressed by it. Good to hear the beeps on start up again...


It will blow a 4500 away in performance. Unfortunately unless you live in say California where you can turn K band off it will drive you nuts on false K band alerts. New cars have safety systems that emit K band radar, collision avoidance and blind spot monitoring (CAS , BSM).

Escorts newest detectors have an upgradeable filter called IVT that can filter out most of these systems. It cannot be added to the 8500 line which is why it was discontinued.
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