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    Default x50 blue & x50 red sensitivity difference?

    Hey everyone, once again I am back with a question about the x50, yea its getting old i know- but there is somthing bothering me about my friends new blue x50. His k band sensitivty is not nearly as good as my red for some reason. I drive by my grocery and usually i get a pretty decent k band false, his blue x50 doesnt even pick up a k band while driving down that very road. I know the x50's dont have a k band filter, so I am wondering- do they use different internals in the reds vs the blues other then the LEDS?

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    Default Re: x50 blue & x50 red sensitivity difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    His k band sensitivty is not nearly as good as my red for some reason.
    Engineering and manufacturing (cheap in such high tech industry) detectors makes them individuals.
    Detectors are hand tuned at the end of manufacturing line then sealed. I've meet this before and it is certain that there are differences between X50/X50 or RX65/RX65 or V1/V1 ( ooops - not THERE )

    There should be no other difference between res/blue than the color of leds.

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    Default Re: x50 blue & x50 red sensitivity difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by D.E.T
    Detectors are hand tuned at the end of manufacturing line then sealed. I've meet this before and it is certain that there are differences between X50/X50 or RX65/RX65 or V1/V1 ( ooops - not THERE )

    There should be no other difference between res/blue than the color of leds.
    So there wont be any sensetivity difference at all?

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    I think what he is saying is not if its a V1!

    Escort's actually get out of calibration but they usually say so in the display, send it in for a check up/Repair.

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    DO you have to check somthing in the display or will it automatically come up

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    I am guessing it just comes up there is something in the owners Manuel about it

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    Yea I looked, I guess the calibration takes place every time you turn the detector on.

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    any kind of radio equipment will vary a little, but if one's missing alerts entirely, and they're both on highway at the time, yeah, there's something wrong with it. send it back.

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    Its not missing the band completely, but instead of beeping a weak k band in that one area- it stays quiet- and im not really sure if thats a good thing

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    Well, I think some of the early Escort X50's were defective. I bought an x50 red when it was brand new and I had to excange it for a new one because it had scratches on the back of it and the Ka sensitivity was horrible. Also the POP falsed all the time. Then my second X50 would always go into "Self Cal" mode. After sending it in twice for repair it came back to me and didn't work at all. I was starting to believe the V1 zombies, that the X50 is a POS lol. So by this time I was pissed and ended up talking to some high up manager at Escort. He sent me a brand new one and assured me this one would work properly, also he threw in the extended 3 year warranty for free. The 3rd one I have works great, no problems with it and the POP hardly ever falses. Escort made good at the end, I didn't end up paying for the return postage and they threw in the extended warranty. So I'm happy with it now.

 

 

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