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Old February 10th, 2018
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I agree that the advertising is a bit misleading for the IVT filter in the IX. Based on the website description I bought one. But after repeated false alerts, I did more research and found that the analog IX is just UNABLE to filter out the garbage. Lucky for me I was still under the 30 day test drive program so I returned it. Too bad, too. I really liked the IX otherwise.
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Old February 13th, 2018
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Since the IX replaced the 9500ix the main selling points were updated case/display and it featured the new IVT filtering. If there was never any intention of updating the IVT filtering in the IX i wonder why it was even released.They could have just kept selling the 9500ix.
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Old March 19th, 2018
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Thanks. So basically my radar detector is useless with no intention to address it's issues in the future. It is advertised as:

IVT FILTERô
Updatable system automatically reduces false alerts from moving In-Vehicle Technology sources such as collision avoidance systems and adaptive cruise control

"Updatable" being the key word yet I am now being told that no updates will be made available.

I can assure you I will NEVER purchase another Escort radar detector and will influence all member of my car and motorcycle clubs to do the same.
Class Action? If they'd let me return it for what I paid, I'd upgrade to one they actually support. This is such BS on Escorts part. Extremely disappointing.
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Old March 20th, 2018
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Class Action? If they'd let me return it for what I paid, I'd upgrade to one they actually support. This is such BS on Escorts part. Extremely disappointing.
The IX has been ignored by Escort for a long time now.
Just look at the 1st post in the IX thread (8 months old) that is still not resolved with no fixed time on when it would be resolved
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Old March 23rd, 2018
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What you paid for the iX has no bearing on it. Because the iX uses an analog receiver instead of a digital receiver (like the MAX detectors), it will most probably not receive an IVT Filter update. I apologize that you were told otherwise by an Escort employee, they were mistaken.
I posted something a fairly long time ago about the filter. Another user suggested that I "shut it off" if it was bothering me so much. As absurd as that response was, so is Escort's approach here. Let's sell a device that says "updatable" but never update it because we used the cheapest parts we could and charged a premium. Thanks Escort. As far as the filter being the best out there, that's complete garbage. Their Max does a better job than the IX but it's still not as good as competitors.

Escort, I don't want your apologies. I don't want anything for free, I just want what was sold to me as far as a feature set is concerned. And frankly IT DOES MATTER HOW MUCH HE PAYED FOR THE DEVICE. If that's not the case Mr Escort Rep, how about offering him and others an even trade for our junk IX for your Max 360? After all, it doesn't matter how much it cost you all to develop it right, using your logic sir?
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Old March 28th, 2018
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What I can't understand is why Escort would not release what I would think would be an easy fix for the problem. My radar detector is now nothing more than an Acura / Honda detector, it goes off constantly and has now proved itself to be totally useless.

I understand that some police radar guns operate on the same frequency as the Honda IVT, but why can't Escort simply block this frequency if it occurs within a certain distance ? The Honda radar does not have the range police radar does ( usually when it goes off I can see the offending vehicle ) and since the radar has GPS capability if the signal is let's say withing 80 feet of the unit simply ignore it.

Obviously Escort couldn't care less about it's customers ( they still have not addressed the issue with detecting red light cameras either ! ) and since R&D for fixes does not generate any revenue for the company but designing new units for sale does we all know where their focus will be.

I am so disappointed in Escort. I am have been using their products for 14 years and have always defended their product with my friends that prefer a different brand but after wasting my money last year on this worthless detector with fake promises of future updates I will spend my money elsewhere for now on.

Nick

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Old March 29th, 2018
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Police can be anywhere on K band. We will not blanketly disable any part of K band where police may operating. You can do this using the KN1-4 settings. I do not recommend it at all, but it is possible (and is what you are asking for NickCats).

Our all-digital MAX 360 detectors can more accurately distinguish these signals from police radar and reject them.
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Old March 29th, 2018
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Agree that the iX filtering does not seem as advertised nor is ability to upgrade the unit. Zilch performance as far as filtering goes and zilch as far as upgrades. I also routinely get multiple k alerts using the expert mode when there is only a single source. Muting the offending Acura and counting on the iX to alert on a second signal is useless.
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Old March 29th, 2018
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Try using the Auto sensitivity modes for better false alert filtering.

If these signals are from vehicle's collision avoidance systems then it is normal to see multiple alerts in Expert meter mode because multiple signals are being transmitted. Some of these signals are also changing frequency.
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Old March 29th, 2018
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Try using the Auto sensitivity modes for better false alert filtering.

If these signals are from vehicle's collision avoidance systems then it is normal to see multiple alerts in Expert meter mode because multiple signals are being transmitted. Some of these signals are also changing frequency.
Which seems to indicate that the iX is picking up so much trash that there will never be a fix because it really can't filter it let alone process it even though it's receiving multiple moving signals that are changing frequency; something that police k band would never do. It simply doesn't have the capability of processing the information The Max 360 however converts all of these analog signals to digital information that its software can then determine is another moving vehicle and not police k band? The iX it would seem doesn't have updatable software to process these signals. Would have been nice to understand the limitations of the iX when I bought it instead of believing:

IVT FILTER™

Updatable system automatically reduces false alerts from moving In-Vehicle Technology sources such as collision avoidance systems and adaptive cruise control"
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