I got my 8500 X50 [blue led] today.
Wow this a cool looking detector. I set my preferences. I like the auto-mute feature and the scrolling dot. i set the display to standard for now. I'll eventually probably go with the expert mode. The only complaint i have is with the suction cup mount. I don't care for it at all. The whistler i had was a much better design. Anyway, that's being nit-picky. Everything else is great. I like the carrying case. I'll actually use it in my car. I'll put it in the case so it won't get stolen, plus the heat won't cook it in the summer.
I bought it from Best Buy(only because i get a huge discount, i would have bought from Roy if i was getting it retail price). Does anyone know if i can get an extenended warranty from Escort even though i didn't buy it there?