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Old June 7th, 2012
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Default Escort Live to add TruLock on Redline - Can EL be used with SC55 and Redline?

If I want to get Escort Live in order to add TruLock to my Redline, can I use Escort Live in combination with a Redline AND an SC55 (i.e. can I use all three together)?

The reason I ask is that I would like to continue using the SC55 as well to serve as an enhanced (provides far louder volume), albeit expensive, speaker solution for my Redline.

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I'm sorry but Escort Live is not compatible with the SC55. You can use Escort Live with your RedLine and use the SC55 separately.
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I'm sorry but Escort Live is not compatible with the SC55. You can use Escort Live with your RedLine and use the SC55 separately.
ER$ is correct, BUT here's what I do!! I run the sc55 on top of the RL still with its OWN power and then run the RL off my EL live cord. You cannot run the SC55 off the LIVE cord other than to power it, BUT it won't work with LIVE.
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Old January 5th, 2013
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Default Unstable connection with satellites Escort SC-55

Hello!

I have a positive opinion of the radar detector Escort 8500h50 int. Therefore, I decided to supplement it with GPS-locator Escort SC-55.
In early November, bought Escort SC55 red with detector kit for articulation with the existing escort 8500h50 int. All instruments purchased from of.prodavtsa: Internet magazinhttp :/ / www.avtogsm.ru/. Registered the device, update the database radar. Right from the start found frequent loss of the satellite signal, both in town and on the highway. And because of this car on the standing device shows the speed and change of direction compass. Installed on the control panel with a clear view of the sky at FordMondeo4 heated windshield.
http://escortradar.ru/forum/index.php?
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My questions about bad reception on the forum said the impact of heating glass.http://escortradar.ru/forum/index.ph...4#message49964
The instructions do not have such warning. Seller also silent (regard it as a comment on the deterioration of the reception through the same glass after the sale).
1. The lack of such information is misleading consumers.
2. The reason for the lack of information about poor reception escort SC-55 satellite signal through the windshield with continuous heating, a different matter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=SJ3CouJk8DY
In fact, I bought SC-55 is not aware of the limitations of the instrument.
Really heated windscreen worsens satellite signals?
What do I recommend?

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Old January 9th, 2013
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If you have a metallic coated windshield then there is only one option available to you with the SC55 (or any windshield mounted GPS or radar detection device); find an area in the windshield that is clear of this metallic material. Unfortunately, in my experience the area that is clear of this metallic coating is rather small, not large enough on most vehicles to allow both a radar detector and GPS device's signals through.

If you have been using a radar detector behind a metallic coated windshield (and not in the cleared area) then it's performance has been severely impacted by the windshield.

Your best option is an installed system where the radar detector and GPS antennas are not mounted behind your windshield. We offer several such systems. Please contact your authorized Russian Escort dealer for more information about them.
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Old January 11th, 2013
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Thank You very much for extended answer!
But i repeat my question in more correctly form...
I have 8500x50 int.+SC55. In one from my cars (without any inclusions into windshield) both units worked fine.
In Ford Mondeo, with heated, but non-athermal windshield, 8500x50 int. is excellent too. But in this car SC55 have problems with GPS signal get, independently of his place on windshield.
This seems as different from yours description, because radar detector hasn't any problems...
Unfortunatelly i can't check other SC55 unit in this car, because nearest dealer is over 600 miles from me...
Can anyone confirm problem like this? Or it's defect only my unit?
Thanks in advance
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Thank You very much for extended answer!
But i repeat my question in more correctly form...
I have 8500x50 int.+SC55. In one from my cars (without any inclusions into windshield) both units worked fine.
In Ford Mondeo, with heated, but non-athermal windshield, 8500x50 int. is excellent too. But in this car SC55 have problems with GPS signal get, independently of his place on windshield.
This seems as different from yours description, because radar detector hasn't any problems...
Unfortunatelly i can't check other SC55 unit in this car, because nearest dealer is over 600 miles from me...
Can anyone confirm problem like this? Or it's defect only my unit?
Thanks in advance
If your SC55 is working well in one vehicle but not the other, then the vehicle is the source of the issue. If the windshield is heated then I assure you that this is causing the issue. Maybe your X50 is not effected because it is mounted in an area on the windshield without this coating, otherwise your X50 is certainly also being negatively effected by the windshield.
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Old January 12th, 2013
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... If the windshield is heated then I assure you that this is causing the issue.
Why is it not written in the manual? Again a typo: Rolleyes:?
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The SC55's manual has no mention of them, but these windshields are mentioned as a reason for your detector not detecting well in the "Troubleshooting" section of the English language X50 and X50Black manuals, pg 24.
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