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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Default escort passsport 8500 X50 red vs blue

    why is the red cheaper than the blue? is there a performance difference or its just the display screen showing red or blue?

  2. #2
    Radar Fanatic
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    N.E. PA

    Default red vs blue

    The components that make up the blue display are more costly than the red ones. I have a red one and a blue one. I like the blue because it is easier for me to read without reading glasses. Some people do find the blue display kind of harsh. Hope this helps.

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    New Hampshire


    Blue LEDs are more costly to manufacture than red ones. That's the reason for the blue X50 costing more. The performance of both units are identical.
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