All right... I'm giving in! 8500 X50 is shipping out to my house!
From what I have gathered on this forum, all experts believe that the SOLO S2 (current unit) is too risky to run, mainly due to the fact that it is a sleep most of the time and missing critical alerts. I guess I can sell it on Ebay to recover my costs...
However, although there have been mixed reviews of the 8500 X50, the consensus is positive (or at least a million times better than the Solo S2.) and the top 4 units on the board are V1, 8500, 9500, and Bel's top unit (model escapes me.)
So.... to sum up all the opinions stated, what are the pitfalls of the 8500 X50?
I am in Illinois so basically everything is encountered (even X band on my way to work!) :shock:
Thank you to all for reading my post.
Solo S2 (soon to be gone)
8500 X50 red (coming soon!)
Dark Past... (finally figured this out)
Passport 3200 ($50 trade in credit for the 8500 RED!)
Solo 5110 - (pleasant to operate, but blind to KA. Went in favor of the Solo S2)
Whistler 1190 SW (Bizzare radar unit, but pleasant to operate)
Cobra RD306 (wideband KA, never had a KA alert on it, but good XK detection for the day)