Well through Whistlers short comings in availbility I made the jump to Escort. I must say I'm impressed and have questions.
I bought mine from the Bestbuy in Sacramento, CA. I had them them price match Pilot Truck Stop who are selling them for $250 (until the 20th of this month) and I took my wifes old cobra RD and exchanged it (extended warranty) towards the purchase and got the 8500 X50b down to $205 after tax.
The display is nice and the alerts are loud and it seems to do its job. Plus it has more programming than I know what to with.
On to the questions...
When in setup the display is really bright, is there a way to keep this brightness once its in regular mode?
Is it worth running with POP mode on? Does having it on effect anything? I only encountered it once while in CA.
While on my return trip home through OR. I saw a State Trooper using Laser on the side of the road aiming at the oncoming traffic (us and others), the unit did not alert to it. Do I have to be directly hit with it to have it alert Laser?
While in CA. CHP and the Sheriff Dept. used radar, If they where perpendicular to me (ahead of me like at a intersection) the unit didn't alert to them but once they turned 45 degrees until parallel with me (either towards or same direction as me) then the unit would go off. Is this normal?
I look forward to your answers.