boxed it up and sent it back today because as i was driving along, the x50 would alert instant-on full strength ka band for about 15 seconds, then it would go silent. then it would alert instant-on instant-on full blast k band for maybe 30 seconds, go silent for a minute or two. now laser. it kept doing this over and over for at least 30 minutes and when i pulled up into my garage and closed the garage door (ala not radar signals) this pattern continued while sitting there.
obviously this make my detector worthless and i bought it in april from best buy and this has been going on for a week or two (hoping it would go away, tried resets, searching here for advice....).
no inconvenience. i have my 9500i to fall back on since i cannot ride my motorcycle (in the winter) where the 9500i was primarily mounted. as soon as the x50 returns repaired, i will send in my 9500i for the ramp up fix.
just wanted to post this since i'm pretty sure others will have this x50 problem and if you are under warranty, should be a free fix, i'll report back in a week or two what they did/say.
also i am a little disappointed with so many problems, that's why i switched to v1 (which has it's own fair share of problems i must admit) but as i got my cars/bike, needed more detectors and i thought i'd give escort a shot again (original escort yellow bulb, passport, original (and only real) solo, that's when i left cincinnati microwave). i must admit, the 9500i is pretty sweet except for the ramp up which i posted earlier this summer:
YouTube - 9500i