Hi all...just recently found this site and have been reading a bunch of posts today. I currently have a Bel Vector 985 and am looking to upgrade to the latest and greatest, of course looking at the new STi coming out in January '06, but also looking at the Escort 8500 X50. (considering the V1 as well)
I read with interest the testing done at
Looks like those guys did a great job and I found the basic yet sound & unbiased info helpful.
My question - I was shocked to see how poorly the X50 performed in Ka detection range in comparison to the original 8500. I know that a few tests cannot definitively prove what the deal is...but it seems pretty clear that the X50 has diminished Ka detection range vs. the original 8500.
Has anybody out there owned both? What is the deal - is the X50 the next step up or is the original 8500 better in terms of detecting Ka???