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    Default Escort X50 - Expert vs Regular Mode

    Wanted to know what mode you guys put yours in and why you decided to do so.

    I've been using the expert mode recently and it picks up multiple bands at once, but I feel like its really hard to see how far away you are from the radar.

    What do you guys think? What is more benificial?

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    Ill give you a situation and you see for yourself.

    You take a route everyday, usual false from the CVS. You have your RD set to standard and can only see that one K band encounter. You know this is the CVS setting it off so you just cruise along over the limit. You will not know there is a cop sitting there running K band as well.

    With expert mode you can see multiple bogeys, this does come in handy, in fact it did come in handy twice today.

    Cops are not stupid, they know where these falses are and do this on purpose. Leave it on expert mode and stay safe, this is one of the best features that Escort has.

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    When you're not an old guy, it's also easy to read the expert display. I found that I use the audio to infer distance and the expert meter to determine sources.

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    I like expert mode the best. With the X50 you can tell from the sound how strong the signal is. Just glance at your display when you drive by your normal falsing spot and make sure you don't see another signal. Example would be if you are driving by some K band doors and you see an extra K band signal than usual. Or if the LEO's still use X band in your area and you see X band in your normal K band door spot. X50's alert priority will overide an X band alert if K or Ka is present and it will overide K alert if Ka is present. Audio alert priority on the X50: 1. KA 2. K 3. X
    So if your at your K band false area and the detect picks up KA, it will audio alert KA.

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    I use the spec mode frequency display. It pointless for k band. But you do see multiple ka alerts.

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    When using expertmode you can just compare the little bar(if you cant quite see the led's in the bar) to the letter ....whether its K or Ka

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    Quote Originally Posted by raresvx
    I use the spec mode frequency display. It pointless for k band. But you do see multiple ka alerts.
    Does it ever display anything other than 24.150 for K band? Such as if a bogey is a bit off in its tuning (e.g. 24.130 or something)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpatz
    Quote Originally Posted by raresvx
    I use the spec mode frequency display. It pointless for k band. But you do see multiple ka alerts.
    Does it ever display anything other than 24.150 for K band? Such as if a bogey is a bit off in its tuning (e.g. 24.130 or something)?
    Yes

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    Default Re: Escort X50 - Expert vs Regular Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by yemntftb
    Wanted to know what mode you guys put yours in and why you decided to do so.

    I've been using the expert mode recently and it picks up multiple bands at once, but I feel like its really hard to see how far away you are from the radar.

    What do you guys think? What is more benificial?
    I really have not used the expert mode that much on my X50 however there have been times where I have used it and I love it as it was tracking more the one radar at the same time. I almost always leave my X50 in highway mode and I hardly ever put it in the city mode as the X50 hardly ever falses.

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    Today I was following a county policeman and he had constant on K band.
    He also had instant on but after a while he just set it to constant.
    His frequency was showing 24.160

 

 

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