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Old December 23rd, 2013
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Exclamation CNET.com Passport Max review

CNET.com recently posted their review of Passport Max.

An excerpt from the article:
"Working in tandem with the loaded Defender database and AutoLearn, the Passport Max's DSP should only beep for real threats, once you've given it ample time to learn your area.
During my testing, I only ran into a few false alerts -- including a pair of prolonged bursts of K band detection and a handful of chirps for X band here and there -- but largely the system was blissfully quiet, even as I trolled around areas with automatic door openers that I know usually trigger false positives."

Click here to read the full review at CNET.com
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Congrats

However i would contact them about this error..

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The Escort Live app only includes a few days of free access to the Defender database, so you'll need to additionally pay a monthly or annual subscription to retain access. That's $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year on top of the $99.99 for the cable
If I'm reading that right, They are saying that buying the Smartcord wont include the subscription. Which we all know is not true
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The CNET review of Passport Max won a top ten CNET review for the week.
Click here for the top ten list at CNET.com
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I have to say I agree with the only "Bad" thing they said:

"The bad: Adding compatibility with the Escort Live app requires an additional $99.99 cable, which we think should be included in the MSRP."
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I have to say I agree with the only "Bad" thing they said:

"The bad: Adding compatibility with the Escort Live app requires an additional $99.99 cable, which we think should be included in the MSRP."
It's only $39.95 when you buy it within 90 days of purchasing the detector. That's cheaper than a one year subscription to Live, plus you're getting the hardware (smartcord live). Not a bad deal, but I do agree that for $550 it should just be included.


The thing that bothers me about these tests and reviews is that Escort usually sends them a Max that has gone through additional testing to make sure that the reviewer gets one that is 'hot'. The reviewers should purchase blindly from an authorized reseller and use a unit that 'everyday Joe' would receive.
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It's only $39.95 when you buy it within 90 days of purchasing the detector. That's cheaper than a one year subscription to Live, plus you're getting the hardware (smartcord live). Not a bad deal, but I do agree that for $550 it should just be included.


The thing that bothers me about these tests and reviews is that Escort usually sends them a Max that has gone through additional testing to make sure that the reviewer gets one that is 'hot'. The reviewers should purchase blindly from an authorized reseller and use a unit that 'everyday Joe' would receive.
Im sure Escort would include the EL cabe at $590.

At best Escort may test the Max being sent out to be sure it works, but its too time consuming to pick out a hot RD IMO. But i do agree, for any real testing its best to purchase blindly from an authorized dealer and use a unit that 'everyday Joe' would receive.
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It's only $39.95 when you buy it within 90 days of purchasing the detector.
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Where did that come from? Is it only if you buy the RD from them?? It cost me $74 to get the DW one. On top of that they sent me the android instead of the iPhone one. Sill waiting. Set the wrong one back just before Xmas.

I even phoned the order in as I'm in Canada and can't order on-line.
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Where did that come from? Is it only if you buy the RD from them??
Correct, if you order the detector with the cord directly from us.
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