Just got the new passport 8500 x50 and have only had a chance to see it in action in the city...plus it's my first radar detector ever. I was just curious how early others were receiving detection in the city...ie, around corners, over hills, on striaghtaways. On a couple occasions, I've noticed that I get a detection right before I come around a corner and have to adjust my speed accordingly. Once I round the corner, the cop is a ways down the road but still in sight. This happened to me on the same road while going in the other direction but the cop was in motion going the other direction. Just before I rounded the corner, I got a reading, then, about 5-10 seconds later, bam, cop! Just thought it might be nice to get some input from some other X50 owners to make sure I don't have a faulty RD.
And yes, I do understand that I won't get a reading if the police radar isn't on. Are there any police radars out there that are instant-on that don't require the police officer to turn the unit on. In other words, is there a radar detector out there that will take the speed of every passing car and turn off (undetectable to our RD's) when no cars are passing?