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    Default x50 KU band

    So does anyone know yet if Escort is going to offer KU as an upgrade? I know they said they would, but will they follow through? The new Bel STi makes me a little un easy after purchasing an x50. I dont want Escort to just come out with a x100 or some crap. I would be a proud owner of a V1 if it comes to that!

    Thanks for any information guys!

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    Something occurred to me after all this talk about the STI not being FCC approved to detect Ku band. If the X50 wasn't marketed as picking up Ku and wasn't FCC approved for Ku (because it doesn't have that capability) how could they possibly offer it as an upgrade? Something smells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brick
    Something occurred to me after all this talk about the STI not being FCC approved to detect Ku band. If the X50 wasn't marketed as picking up Ku and wasn't FCC approved for Ku (because it doesn't have that capability) how could they possibly offer it as an upgrade? Something smells.
    Brick, this is amazing. We posted the same content at the same time. Great minds think alike

    http://www.radardetector.net/viewtop...=5263&start=45

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    The FCC doesn't need to specifically approve Ku for the manufacturers to include it in their units:
    http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/cf...20653&switch=P

    But I still think a LOT of people would be surprised if Escort ever offered a Ku update for the X50...

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by billgerr
    Quote Originally Posted by brick
    Something occurred to me after all this talk about the STI not being FCC approved to detect Ku band. If the X50 wasn't marketed as picking up Ku and wasn't FCC approved for Ku (because it doesn't have that capability) how could they possibly offer it as an upgrade? Something smells.
    Brick, this is amazing. We posted the same content at the same time. Great minds think alike

    http://www.radardetector.net/viewtop...=5263&start=45
    Haha, you're right. That's pretty funny. Looks like Jim has come through as usual to quell our fears, though. Good news for X50 and future STI users alike IF Belscort ever comes through for their customers.

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    So Belscort still hasnt said anything official about adding KU band to the x50?

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    The Ku band gun manufacture Prototype failed at SML why are you so worried?

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    I doubt they will offer Ku on the X50. What bothers me about the Sti is also the lack of Ku band. Let me guess...that will be the next model after everyone has purchased the STi, right? :roll:

    I like my RX65, but if Mike V ever produces a new model with easier custom controls and a better display, I would be very interested. I don't like companies that make you buy and buy again. :x

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    Escort has stated that all they have to do to detecto Ku band is to enable it on the software so all it will take is a software upgrade which Escort does do

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    When I talked to escort 2 months ago they said that they were working on a ku software update for the X50 (update and recalibrate) and that if you registered online with escort most likely that you would receive a e-mail when available. They did recommend purchasing the $29.95 extend warranty because software updates are included if you do not have the warranty then the software update fee is $75.00. I did forget to ask how the addition of ku would affect the expertmeter mode and if ku had itís own warning tone. Almost forgot you have to had purchased your X50 from an authorized dealer such as Radar Roy and be within one year of original purchase.

 

 

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