I just received my refurbished 8500 X50 on Friday from escort radar and wanted to see what version it was. I held the 3 buttons at the same time and the display said version 6.3
Then I put on the windshiled and took a a 45 minute drive. Here is where the aggravation started. The detector would not stop alerting!! It alerted every 2-3 minutes, X band, K band, Ka band..non stop. It drove me nuts. I pulled over and did 2 more resets with holding the 3 buttons. Same thing, keeps alerting to NOTHING. I gave it a break and myself and turned it back on as I approached my neighborhood. It went NUTS again...over an over alerts until I couldn't stand it anymore.
Can anyone else who owns on these perhaps tell me if I am doing something wrong? I have had a radio shack RD on board for years, NEVER an issue on this same route. It sounds to me like there is something major wrong with it or I need to do some other type of set up. I went into programming and disabled X band, but alerts constantly to the other bands when there is nothing going on.