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Old January 3rd, 2012
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Default That good at locking out previously known false alerts?

Newbie to the forum here, please accept my apologies if this has been answered elsewhere.

I've been using radar detectors for years. I live in Cincinnati and know where my detectors are notorious for lighting up/sounding off, almost always X-band. I've attributed this to what would be a 'false' alert coming from something that isn't police radar.

I've noticed that the 9500ix doesn't go off in these same areas. I thought, "Great! This thing really is good at blocking the b.s.!" However, I notice it *does* pick up what I can only call random X-band. The signals I receive aren't that strong, but they're certainly X-band.

I used my old detector one day, and, sure enough, it went off everywhere I expected it to go off. X, Ka, K and Pulse. No surprises, like music to my ears. Next day, switch to the 9500ix: it almost never goes off. And, on my way to Detroit from Cincinnati last Tuesday, the detector only went off a few times there and back again, mostly for X-band (one time X was off the chart, much to my surprise).

I'm not sure what to make of all of this, if I have a detector that's working marvelously or a detector that doesn't have enough sensitivity. For the record, I usually keep the detector in "Auto" mode.
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Yes it works that good. My 3+ year old 9500ix has about all false alerts inside 275 stored. I can drive anywhere in the Cincy area with no false alerts.

Have you read your 9500ix manual at all?

You should see the satellite icon spinning in the areas where you normally receive false alerts. This means that the detector is detecting a signal and rejecting it as a false.

The Auto modes will also reduce falsing by reducing X and K sensitivity according to your speed. After 50MPH it is detecting at full sensitivity. I use Auto exclusively on my 9500ix and Passport iQ.

Unless your other detector has TSR anti-falsing then it should drive you nuts with K band falses anywhere near any major highway in southwest OH (I75, I71, 275). TSR filtering is probably on by default on your 9500ix.
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Yes it works that good. My 3+ year old 9500ix has about all false alerts inside 275 stored. I can drive anywhere in the Cincy area with no false alerts.

Have you read your 9500ix manual at all?

You should see the satellite icon spinning in the areas where you normally receive false alerts. This means that the detector is detecting a signal and rejecting it as a false.

The Auto modes will also reduce falsing by reducing X and K sensitivity according to your speed. After 50MPH it is detecting at full sensitivity. I use Auto exclusively on my 9500ix and Passport iQ.

Unless your other detector has TSR anti-falsing then it should drive you nuts with K band falses anywhere near any major highway in southwest OH (I75, I71, 275). TSR filtering is probably on by default on your 9500ix.
FYI, the radar drones are all over Akron now. Thank you Escort for TSR! I cannot imagine running any other detector around here.
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Have you read your 9500ix manual at all?
What is this manual you speak of? Most of us here are men...we don't read these manual things...
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Old January 6th, 2012
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Read the manual? Surprisingly, yes, I did. Perhaps my other surprise is that the detector .... well, it just doesn't seem to pick up a lot of what my other detectors pick up *all the bloody time*. Hence, I raise an eyebrow when I go through an area that I know is usually saturated with non-police X-band or non-police K-Band.

Oddly enough, I'm getting some massively strong X-Band signals near the Champion window company when I'm driving down I-75 towards Cincinnati, sometimes spiking the X-band to the top. Then, they won't be there the next day...and then return the next, et cetera.

I'm still learning the unit, and, therefore, what I'm stating, as I said, is mostly newbie-to-this-unit observations/questions.
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I apologize if I came across impolite about reading the manual. That wasn't my intention. Feel free to ask us anything about your detector.
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Old January 8th, 2012
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Ok I am a Noob and just got my 9500ix this week. Registered and ran it through the latest update just to make sure. Today I took it out for a test drive by some very well known red light cameras and I got no alerts to the cameras. I thought this weird because these are not new cameras, so I did the manual mark as I drove through (so I did not get the exact intersection). On my return trip it did advise of my "marked" locations, (this is how I know I did not get the exact intersection) but I guess I was thinking these cameras should be in the system by now.

I have searched but I dont see any kind of map that shows locations of known redlight cameras throught Escort. I found the one for speedtraps, but this doesnt really tell me if known red lights are registered or if in fact my 9500ix is working correctly.

I have searched the fourms but not finding anything addressing this....am I missing something? And if there isnt a Map, wouldn't be useful?

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We do not have maps of the camera locations in Defender. We license the camera data and cannot publish them like this.

I have access to the database though and can check on them for you. You can either reply to this thread with the location details (streets at intersections, city, state) or send me a private message.
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Hey guys... So far I love my 9500ix... However, recently I had a friend drive my car home (i had too much to drink) and she was speeding a little bit (70 in a 50) and we passed an overpass which had a red light camera on it which alerted my detector which is great. However there was a cop under the overpass where she was passing by and he apparently had his radar gun out. I do not know if it was laser or K band but my detector did not go off at all so I am not sure if it can only send one alert signal at a time? For instance is it possible the red light notification interfered with the radar alert?
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These alerts did not interfere with each other. Camera alerts and radar alerts have equal priority. If it detects radar while reporting a camera then the alert goes back and forth between the camera and radar alert.

If he "had his radar gun out" it sounds like he was using a handheld device which is almost always laser, not radar. Laser is hard to detect due to the fine beam it emits and they target your headlights. Mounting your detector lower on your windshield will help detect laser. Just be sure that your wipers don't block the detector's view of the road.
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