Since i am always trying to expand my horizons i decided on getting either an sti or x50.
After more consideration i decided an x50 would be best since i never tried an escort yet.
I opened the box in the parking lot and had it programmed within about 5 minutes of walking out of the store (no directions needed of course )
So far its a very quiet detector (which could be good or bad). It is pretty comical how the programming is identical to Belltronics. I can't see a bit of difference beside the scanning dot options and the options to start in dark mode etc. Everything else seems the same including the manual and box it came in. After all they are both an Escort company but the resemblance is still shocking to me.
One thing i did notice is that a tv remote won't set off the laser no matter how hard i try.
I'll report back with more info. The v1 is just chilling at the moment