Hi. I have a blue 8500 X50 that I bought new, and liked it so much that I bought a used one for my other car.
The day I got it, I put it side by side with a friends X50 and went for a drive. The first thing I did was reset it. I have rev 5. I hope thats new enough, because I don't want to spend $60 to send it back to Escort. I then set up all my settings to my liking.
The rest of the ride I was confused. My dtector kept on false alarming...So I called Escort and they said it's because one detector was setting the other off.
I put it into my car and went for a (slow ) drive. Sure enough it rings and I slow down to 20 mph (in a 30 zone) just because I had to find the radar source. I looked into the complex parking lots on the sides and all around. I was stunned because I have never had radar signals there. Sure enought it was a digital speed sign. I returned and measured the distance from the beginning of the signal to the sign.
1/2 mile on the odometer. Not too bad of a warning.
I called Escort and they said that speed signs aren't calibrated often and that I couldn't bais any numbers off that test.
How can I make sure that my detector works to the fullest? I have to make atleast two trips to south Jersy in the next week or two, and don't want to get a ticket.