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Any coming soon? IVT / BSM or any others? Thanks.
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There is an update coming with bug fixes. The ESCORT iX's IVT Filter will not be updated
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There is an update coming with bug fixes. The ESCORT iX's IVT Filter will not be updated
I was told differently when I emailed Escort:

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I wanted to provide an update. I sent the following to Escort on Monday:

I have had an Escort iX for about 6 months now. Unfortunately there are many Acura's here in the Chicagoland area and my radar detector goes off constantly due to IVT ( I have an hour morning commute, a MDX was behind me on the tollway this morning so my radar was going off for the entire trip )

I posted my frustration on the escort radar forum last year and in October Escort replied "The ESCORT iX's receiver is not digital like a Max 360, so it's IVT Filter is not as effective"

Will the Max 360 filter out Honda / Acura IVT ? Is there any plan for a software update for the iX that will help with this ? I have been an Escort user since 2006 ( Solo / 8500 / iX ) and I am at the point where I am either going to switch brands or give up on using a radar detector all together if no solution exists.


And received the following response:

There should be an update to the firmware on an Escort IX coming soon that would add more into the IVT filter. Unfortunately, I do not have an ETA for that update.

The Max360 already has the update with the newest IVT filter so yes, at this time, the 360 filter is better.


The good news is they are working on addressing the issue, I just wish we had an ETA as to when.

Any idea how owners would be notified when the firmware update is available ( other than checking this forum ) ?

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When will the IVT filter be updated on the iX to address issues with Acura / Honda IVT ?

So because I paid $500 for the iX instead of $650 for the Max 360 my issues with IVT won't be addressed ?
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.
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I do think it would be nice to consider updates for the IX, many long time customers including myself are IX users. Even if it were a nominal fee I most likely might even pay for an upgrade instead of switching detectors.

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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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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.
It wasn't just the employee that told us, it's your website, still, as of this moment. Just took this capture off of the IX page!! I don't know what you're definition of "updateable" is but it's pretty clear to all of us.

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When will the IVT filter be updated on the iX to address issues with Acura / Honda IVT ?

So because I paid $500 for the iX instead of $650 for the Max 360 my issues with IVT won't be addressed ?
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When will the IVT filter be updated on the iX to address issues with Acura / Honda IVT ?

So because I paid $500 for the iX instead of $650 for the Max 360 my issues with IVT won't be addressed ?
The Acura / Honda vehicles are the absolute worst offenders on the road. No detector maker has been able to filter those out effectively, although in my driving experience, Escort's IVT filtering is among the best.

Frankly, you can thank the automobile industry for this mess. IIRC, the FCC granted specific K band frequencies for BSM systems, but several manufacturers are using the same frequencies as real police radar because there aren't any penalties.
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