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    Default Is there two models of Escort 8500?

    A Escort 8500 X50 and a 8500? And what is the difference?

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    http://www.escortradar.com/

    The 8500 came out first with red lights and then came the 8500 X50.

    The X50 has POP protection with red or blue lights and better range supposedly.

    http://www.escortradar.com/radar-detector-faq.htm#q10

    Go to the second question from the bottom and they answer it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGeAsYgUy
    http://www.escortradar.com/

    The 8500 came out first with red lights and then came the 8500 X50.

    The X50 has POP protection with red or blue lights and better range supposedly.

    http://www.escortradar.com/radar-detector-faq.htm#q10

    Go to the second question from the bottom and they answer it here.
    Thanks

    Ok so if I am mainly going to use it for laser detection and speed cameras it really does not matter to much if I have the X50 or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTM
    Quote Originally Posted by BiGeAsYgUy
    http://www.escortradar.com/

    The 8500 came out first with red lights and then came the 8500 X50.

    The X50 has POP protection with red or blue lights and better range supposedly.

    http://www.escortradar.com/radar-detector-faq.htm#q10

    Go to the second question from the bottom and they answer it here.
    Thanks

    Ok so if I am mainly going to use it for laser detection and speed cameras it really does not matter to much if I have the X50 or not?
    Laser detection is not extremely useful because it detects your speed in less than a second and you cannot slow down in time.

    Check on a Blinder M20 for jamming laser if you have the funds. The Valentine One was the only radar detector that detected laser from 1/4 mile away when the car in front of it was shot with laser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGeAsYgUy
    Quote Originally Posted by DTM
    Quote Originally Posted by BiGeAsYgUy
    http://www.escortradar.com/

    The 8500 came out first with red lights and then came the 8500 X50.

    The X50 has POP protection with red or blue lights and better range supposedly.

    http://www.escortradar.com/radar-detector-faq.htm#q10

    Go to the second question from the bottom and they answer it here.
    Thanks

    Ok so if I am mainly going to use it for laser detection and speed cameras it really does not matter to much if I have the X50 or not?
    Laser detection is not extremely useful because it detects your speed in less than a second and you cannot slow down in time.

    Check on a Blinder M20 for jamming laser if you have the funds. The Valentine One was the only radar detector that detected laser from 1/4 mile away when the car in front of it was shot with laser.
    On the roads I drive mostly, it works fine with laser detection because there is always other traffic. The cops go mad if their laser gun is jammed so a jammer is not an option for me. Big ticket and the jammer goes to the cops evidence room But a detector is worth the investment

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    Default Get the Valentine One

    If you want the only detector that has 2 antennas, 11 miles forward and backward radar detection in all radar bands on a long flat road, arrows that let you know when you pass the worst threat, best laser detection according to the 2004 SML test, and best resale value, GET A VALENTINE ONE!!

    Look how much they sell for on sites in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and many other places and that should tell you something.

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    The V1 will cost you $400 but it is money well spent and invested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGeAsYgUy
    The V1 will cost you $400 but it is money well spent and invested.
    About $250 over my budget

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    stick with the 8500 or u can go with the Bell the x50 is just the 8500 on ROIDS beefed up but big is right with laser if ur hit it should just print out your screwed lol i got hit by laser with the x50 and i just pulled over i knew he got me. the V1 is good but for real laser protection get the blinder for now it we could help u out alittle bit more if u tell us what city u live in so we can ask others who live there if they use laser or radar more from what i hear ohio is the worest place to speed

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    Default the 8500 x50 in action

    Big easy guy posted this

    its the 8500 at work
    http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/we...ZmQzMXk1NDE%3D

 

 

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