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I read where the 8500 X50 Black has a reprogrammable microprocessor, does this mean we can plug it in a computer and download upgrades or we have to send it back to Escort.








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What "upgrades" might this be? I just went to their web site and looked through the given info. What jumped out at me was a 50% performance improvement over the original 8500 model. There was nothing played up big about a reprogrammable microprocessor. What would the value of this be to you?
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What "upgrades" might this be? I just went to their web site and looked through the given info. What jumped out at me was a 50% performance improvement over the original 8500 model. There was nothing played up big about a reprogrammable microprocessor. What would the value of this be to you?

I don't know, this is why I'm asking


See sites advertising it -


http://www.bestradardetectors.net/Es...-Detector.html

http://www.1stradardetectors.com/rad...50/details.php

.....New High-Performance Laser Protection


Passport 8500 X50's multiple high-performance laser sensors provide maximum police laser (Lidar) warning, with superior off-axis protection. For the ultimate in laser protection, the Passport 8500 X50 may be paired with the Laser Shifter ZR3 or newer Shifter ZR4.


3 High-Resolution Meter Modes

The Passport 8500 X50 provides 3 types of meter displays: standard bar graph, exclusive ExpertMeter, and our new SpecDisplay. In ExpertMeter mode the Passport 8500 X50 can identify band and relative signal strength on up to radar 8 signals simultaneously. Or, choose our new SpecDisplay and Passport 8500 X50 will show you the actual frequency of the radar signal.

New Reprogrammable Microprocessor

Passport 8500 X50's on-board computer can be reprogrammed to detect new radar and laser threats, making it a solid investment.

Passport 8500 X50 is ready to use right out of the box. However, you can also instantly customize it for your unique driving preferences.


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Hi,
I read where the 8500 X50 Black has a reprogrammable microprocessor, does this mean we can plug it in a computer and download upgrades or we have to send it back to Escort.

If you have Escort LIVE it can update the new Escort RD's with some features when/if they become available. .
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If you have Escort LIVE it can update the new Escort RD's with some features when/if they become available. .

Ok, thanks...





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They are reprogrammable. The X50 doesn't have a USB port so you used to have to send them in for a software update. Now with the Escort Live cord, you can update the detector yourself. There are limitations, only some X50s are compatible with the cord (rev 6.3 and higher). The first time that you use Escort Live with your detector it will update the firmware with the latest that is pre-loaded on the cord.
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They are reprogrammable. The X50 doesn't have a USB port so you used to have to send them in for a software update. Now with the Escort Live cord, you can update the detector yourself. There are limitations, only some X50s are compatible with the cord (rev 6.3 and higher). The first time that you use Escort Live with your detector it will update the firmware with the latest that is pre-loaded on the cord.
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