For everyone that has a escort 9500ix be careful with the auto learn. Here is my story how i got a speeding ticket and the escort 9500ix never made a sound. One day i was going to the local cvs store. I was driving in a 35 mph zone when my ix starts alerting me k band i drove for about 1 min then i see a leo he has a car already pulled over to the side of the road. So i passed the leo and the ix did its job. (went crazy) After i passed the leo the ix went off for another min. By this time i was in the parking lot for cvs which does have false lock outs from auto learn of k and x band. Now for the way back . This is where the trouble starts. I was driving down the same road i just came from and the ix didnt make a sound. With having auto learn on my ix already took care of all the false alerts. In this area its 3 k band lock outs and 2 x band lock outs. Then out of know where a leo comes behind me with with its lights on riding my rear bumper. I wasnt sure how fast i was driving. I was just going with traffic wasnt in a hurry. So i pull over and roll the window down and the officer says you know why i stopped you? I said no i dont . He says i was sittting in a parking lot to your left about a 1 mile down the road. When i clocked you going 55 in a 35. I then asked how he got my speed and he said radar. I then asked what type of radar he was using he said it was k band c/o and i was just sitting their waiting for someone to speed by me. So i got all my papper work for the officer and i was sitting their and then i noticed my gps icon spinning. It was still locking out this radar even know i wasnt in a known lockout area. So i turned the gps off and unplugged my ix and plugged it back in. Now it goes crazy alerting me k band with the leo sitting behind me writing me my ticket. So the officer comes back to my car and hands me a ticket for 50 in a 35 took 5 mph off . $ 165.00 and 2 points now im wondering why my ix didnt alerting me of the leo. And why the ix locked out his radar. I think the auto learn locked the leo out when i went passed him the frist time. Even know it has to be 3 passes or more to lock out a false with auto learn. Im not sure i dont trust auto learn anymore and i just mute all my false alerts now. I do all my updates and i was using v 1.1 note: even when i turned the gps back on and the leo was following me after giving me a ticket the ix still locked out his radar when we were driving down the road . I still use my ix everyday. But dont ever lock anything out anymore. I cleared all my lock out locations. And i turn auto learn off. One ticket is one to many.
ps I didnt write this to dog on the ix i just want people to be careful out their.And know the risk of using auto learn or locking out false alerts. I think the ix is a great detector with good range. And i still use my ix everyday.