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Old March 8th, 2019
Graminal Graminal is offline
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Angry iX False Alarms

I have an iX which is supposed to have software to eliminate false alarms from cars with blind spot detection. However, I get these false alarms continually on X band. Does anybody know of a fix? I have tried calling support,but I can't stay on hold for the 30 minutes wait time. Really frustrated.
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Old March 8th, 2019
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Unless you absolutely need X band you may want to turn it off. Most people these days turn it off completely in Preferences. As an alternative you can use AutoNoX Mode which also suppresses X band alerts completely unless you absolutely know you need them.

If you leave X on AutoLearn will eventually learn and silence most of them. You can also manually lock them out immediately if you don't want to wait for the learning process..

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Yes your IX does have Escort's IVT filtering. This is however for K band, not X band. New vehicle safety systems like CAS and BSM function on K band. In 95% of the country you can turn X band off, if you have a setting called auto Lo X you might try that. I would just run auto no X as stated above and be done.
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Thanks for the replies, but the false alarms I'm getting are on K band and not on X band.

Any ideas on that? It appears to me the IVT filtering is pretty lame.

Thanks.
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Old March 9th, 2019
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Thanks for the replies, but the false alarms I'm getting are on K band and not on X band.

Any ideas on that? It appears to me the IVT filtering is pretty lame.

Thanks.
Your original post indicates the falses were on the X band.

If you are getting them on the K band you will have to upgrade to an all digital RD in the MAX lineup to get the additional K filtering they provide.
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Old March 9th, 2019
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Your original post indicates the falses were on the X band.

If you are getting them on the K band you will have to upgrade to an all digital RD in the MAX lineup to get the additional K filtering they provide.
If that's the case, then the sales people at Escort need training as they are giving really inaccurate sales information. This is VERY frustrating.and that's putting it mildly.)

If i ever get them on the phone, I will try to exchange the iX.
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They both have K band filters, it's just that the all-digital MAX line can handle additional filter capabilities that the part analog iX cannot.
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Ridiculous amount of alerts and I have 2 9500ix's also and they do not nearly have the amount of false alarms. SO FREAKIN DISAPPOINTED. Tried LOX also. Now I just have it turned off and do not have K protection which I understand IS used in the NY NJ area. Just such a let down escort.. PS, I did have it running for 6 months and it did not noticeably cut learn and cut down alerts. At this point, when buying a new detector I would certainly take this miss into account... how about and update escort because you are losing customers.
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Dump it.. so upset at this K band nonsense. What good is a radar detector if it constantly has false alarms.
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hold on... spend MORE money to stop the frequent K band false alarms? Most of us spent approx $400 for this one and you want us to upgrade? How about upgrade to a company that cares.
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