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Old January 25th, 2010
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I was curious, what do you guys think is more important in a radar detector the camera database on the Escort 9500, or the extra range on the new Escort Redline?

I am leaning towards the new Redline becasue early warning is most important to me even thought it's a little more expensive.
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I was curious, what do you guys think is more important in a radar detector the camera database on the Escort 9500, or the extra range on the new Escort Redline?

I am leaning towards the new Redline becasue early warning is most important to me even thought it's a little more expensive.
That can be a tuff one. The 9500 database has saved me from getting a ticket a couple of times where even the most sensitive RD wouldn't of saved me. But also had a few close calls that a more sensitive RD would of handled better.

However if your leaning toward the RedLine you could always get the SC55 later that gives the database and a few other cool features.

For me i want it all, so im upgrading to a 9500ci.
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If your in a state where RLC/Speedcams are used I would say get the 9500ix. Also if you live in a larger city I would get the 9500ix. When I go to Chicago the only detector even usable is the 9500ix there are so many falses.

But when I get back into Indiana with no photo enforcement, and fewer falses I run my Redline. I was skeptical at first, I thought the Redline would be the same as the STi with a Escort logo on it. But it is whole different RD the Ka band detection doesn't get better and the K band detection has been vastly improved over the STi. It also seems more responsive to I/O than the 9500ix, I have had some pretty good I/O encounters with the Redline.

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City/Photo Enforced Areas = 9500ix

Interstate/Rural Driving= Redline
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I'd go with the Redline over the 9500. You can always get a Cheetah mirror or SC55 for the RLC and photo cameras.
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I'd go with the Redline over the 9500. You can always get a Cheetah mirror or SC55 for the RLC and photo cameras.
Don't underestimate the power of TrueLock young Skywalker, er Snoopyc4!

I agree with Rocky's advice. I have access to all of our products and I easily prefer the 9500ix due to my mostly city driving (with no cameras). RedLine is a monster of a detector for sure, but it falses way too much in the city, especially once you have been spoiled by TrueLock and the AutoLearn feature of the 9500ix like I have been. An SC55 or any other GPS add-on camera detector will not effectively eliminate false alerts while still alerting to threats.
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So the moral of the story is just get a 9500ci, and you’ll have it all. Only took me 2 years to figure that one out, lol.
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Don't underestimate the power of TrueLock young Skywalker, er Snoopyc4!

I agree with Rocky's advice. I have access to all of our products and I easily prefer the 9500ix due to my mostly city driving (with no cameras). RedLine is a monster of a detector for sure, but it falses way too much in the city, especially once you have been spoiled by TrueLock and the AutoLearn feature of the 9500ix like I have been. An SC55 or any other GPS add-on camera detector will not effectively eliminate false alerts while still alerting to threats.
The OP is concerned about the camera database vs. extra detection range. That's why I recommended the Redline followed by the SC55 or Cheetah. If the OP were concerned about falses in the city, I would've recommended the ix
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Don't underestimate the power of TrueLock young Skywalker, er Snoopyc4!

I agree with Rocky's advice. I have access to all of our products and I easily prefer the 9500ix due to my mostly city driving (with no cameras). RedLine is a monster of a detector for sure, but it falses way too much in the city, especially once you have been spoiled by TrueLock and the AutoLearn feature of the 9500ix like I have been. An SC55 or any other GPS add-on camera detector will not effectively eliminate false alerts while still alerting to threats.
TrueLock by itself is reason enough to get a 9500ix. The Red Light camera locations are just a great bonus .Like others have already stated, if you are going to be commuting in the city where there are always lots of false alerts the 9500ix is definately the way to go.
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I feel sorry for you guys in Ohio (exluding Bengals and Browns fans of course)! Your in a unique situation where you still have to worry about X-band radar. X-Band is virtually non-existent in New York so I have the luxury of turning that band off completely.

K-Band units are now far and few between so if I'm running around town I either put the RedLine in Automode to cut down on the K-Band alerts to door sensors or turn that band off entirely too. My only risk is (1) sheriff unit that still runs a Kustom KR10 and I see him about once a month. Everyone else is running 34.7 Stalkers around the hometown.

RedLine was an easy choice for me due to the many hills and curves where I live. In the twisties, only great sensitivity can save you from those around the bend or over the hill IO traps. A few falses here and there are completely acceptable in exchange for the advanced warning.
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Default true lock

The bad thing about any system that will lock out a location
what if a cop sets up in that spot depending on someone to use something like true lock to get rid of the false reading and get hit by a instant on because you didnt like I beeping sound
I run my escort with everything on in city mode with no X
my falses are limited to 3 areas and 1 of the 3 really isnt a false its the 911 service station where the ambulances and the county morge are located so there are working radar there and its not a safe place to be speeding around
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