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Thread: Pro 78 vs 8500

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    Default Pro 78 vs 8500

    I have recently bought the Whistler Pro 78, but I now have an opportunity to buy a slightly used Escort 8500 (not x50).

    Which is better? Should I sell my whistler and buy the 8500?

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    Lead Foot
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North Carolina


    Newman I've got them both...If you have the ability to keep the Pro78 and buy the used it. It is nice to have a backup!

    That would give you the opportunity to test both and make an informed decision on what works best for you in your area. Kind of a best of both worlds scenario.

    I haven't had my Pro78 for too long, but so far so good. The software can be updated and there are a few "enhancements" in the works that will be available!! I've had my 8500 for a long time and trust it completely. I just need more drive time with the 78 to gain that same confidence, but I'm happy to have the Pro78 hanging in the window thus far.

    Either way, I think you will have a winner. Unless of course the 8500 has issues that you don't know about.

    Good luck with your decision!!

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    Founder of Stealthvation
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Cleveland, Ohio


    With the Pro 78 you will get free updates from Mike B and the team, you will get great REAL WORLD performance, and you will have one cool full featured detector. It is THE BEST BANG FOR THE $$$$$$ bar none
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