I've read the details on both detectors and will be ordering one next week from RR.
I really like the look of the blue LED on the Escort X50 and although the appearance isn't THAT important, it's worth the $10 difference for me.
I never intend to use the voice option on the RX65, and understand that both detectors are made by the same company and have the same performance.
The only thing that concerns me is the Ku band already avail on the RX65 and not so on the X50. I read on RR's site that Escort intends to allow a firmware upgrade on the X50 to handle this and the whole purpose of this post is to find out:
If the X50 needs the upgrade, do I have to buy data cables to do the upgrade via my computer, or do I have to mail the unit to Escort for this upgrade? How long do Escort intend to wait until this upgrade is available? I'm in Canada (in a nonlegal province), so I don't suspect Ku is going to be a threat soon - but I would appreciate knowing just what the upgrade to the X50 entails before I buy the X50.
Also, if it's not too much to ask: I intend to hardwire my detector to my 12V adapter, but also want to use the 12V to charge my MP3 player. Are typical 12V adapters capable of handling more than one device at once? For the record, it's an '02 Honda Civic.
Thanks all, I've been learning a lot from this site.