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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default Tale of a defective X50

    So I purchased the X50 RED in Best Buy. I had the old BEL 940, and it works great, but I gave it to my sister since I'm a nice guy.

    Had an option to do the 4year replacement plan, so I did it. $29.95.

    I took it home, and noticed that it was defective due to the following.

    1. I have a strong X-band source at work (those door card reader things) and the BEL, my friend's V1 and BEL 995 all goes to full X band alert. The new escort was totally silent. :roll:

    2. Drive next to a strip mall, and it is silent. :roll: My BEL goes K band crazy.

    3. Drive next to a strip mall, and while my old BEL is picking up K band, X50 starts picking up Ka band. :roll:

    4. Driving on a Freeway, my BEL is silent, X50 starts giving FULL Ka band alert. :roll:

    I had it exchanged, and the new one works fine.

    WTF is up with ESCORT quality these days? I didn't think I'd end up with a lemon right off the bat. :roll:

    Anyways, I'm glad I didn't buy this X50 online. Otherwise, I would had to deal with shipping it back, talking to CS rep, going through BS, yada yada yada.

  2. #2
    Yoda of Radar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    In front of my computer


    Were you running the X50 and Bel together? It's possible that the leakage from the Bel set the X50 off on Ka. Otherwise, good luck with the new unit.

  3. #3

    Default quality

    I just resently purchased a x50 and had to exchange it also. As soon as the RD was turned on the it would alert full on Laser for 4-5min. After it warmed up it seemed to be fine. I took it back to the store I bought it from and they replaced it. The new one works great. It was supprising to me that I got an escort that had issues. Maybe escort is having some quality control issues.



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