I bought my X-50 Blue factory direct from escort back in october 2005 for $185. It's already out of tune. I never dropped it, I take it off the dashboard when leaving the car, and I put it back in its case when being transported. The unit is giving weird X-band alerts in areas where there are no x-band before. The alert is also annoying because it starts halfway and disappears after 2 seconds. It appears as if the car in front of me is getting instant-on x-band. I also notice I have poor Ka Band performance. Our EZ-Pass radars here in NJ have constant on Ka band. The radar detector has less than 50 feet detection range starting at 85% signal and going to 100% once I reach the source. I also notice that sometimes it gives no advance alerts and I receive a signal after I pass the ez pass toll plaza. The detector is mounted halfway up my windshield with a clear view of the road ahead. I also noticed that GSP is now getting very annoying with cops having the LTI marksman lidar guns. I am in the market for Laser pro park, anyone know when we will be able to buy some? Also, I spoke with escort, they will recalibrate it for me at no charge, but is there any way to purchase an extended warranty for my product?
Dont get me wrong, I love my escort radar detector but if its so out of tune already, I shudder to think what will happen in the future.