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    Any disadvantage to using detector activated in POP mode? Just got my new X50.

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    Yes, it will false all the time and make you freak out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGeAsYgUy
    Yes, it will false all the time and make you freak out.
    Have you own the X50? not to my knowlegde The X50 doesn't false hardly at all for me...But I'm not in an area where detectors are use by everyone and their mother

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    Quote Originally Posted by BiGeAsYgUy
    Yes, it will false all the time and make you freak out.
    Have you own the X50? not to my knowlegde The X50 doesn't false hardly at all for me...But I'm not in an area where detectors are use by everyone and their mother
    It does not false "all the time" but it surely falses more with POP mode on. With POP off, it's a charm. The POP display will show up when it falses. Same thing with the RX65, it also falses when POP mode is on. When POP mode off, it's the quietest of all top 3 RD's. With the V1, you can't tell if POP falses because it only alerts you with a K or Ka alert. But the V1 falses more than the RX65 and the X50 i all 3 bands plus laser. I'm not sure of that because the POP mode with the V1 is always on. That might be a factor but again i'm not sure.

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    From the Escort site:

    http://www.escortradar.com/radar-detector-faq.htm

    The Passport 8500 X50 has a selectable POP feature, so its POP mode radar detection can be switched on or off as desired. You may notice an increase in Ka-band false alerts when POP mode radar detection is switched on.

    The default setting is OFF so you be the judge.

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    Well why don't you turn on Ku on, on your V1 cause it will false like none other....oh i forgot the defualt setting for Ku is off you be the judge

    Hey i average 1 POP false a month with my BEL so i must be special

    POP is still a small threat only 3-4 states hve POP---NV, NY, OH and TX

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    The POP falses on the x50 are not as bad as what people think...

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    If POP is not used in your area why turn it on because it does false more and the first few times it goes off it will scare the crap out of you.

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    Im in Tx, still have POP off on the X50. I turned it on the other day for the 3rd time just to see how many I would get. I averaged at least two in an 16 mile round trip from work and back. None of these jurisdictions use POP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    The POP falses on the x50 are not as bad as what people think...
    Comparing the RX65 and X50 with POP on, the X50 falses more than the RX65. When the X50 falses, it don't false every hour or so. I get an average of 2-3 a day with the X50 falsing with POP on.

 

 

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