Today I was playing with my radar gun and the 9500ix. I noticed that there is a 1 second delay from the time I hit the radar gun trigger until the 9500ix screams. If I do a quick pop of the radar gun trigger it never detects it. When I had the Whistler 690SE it detected that instantly. And if I did a very short trigger pull the Whisler would display POP.
With the ability of the 9500ix to lock out false sources, I would expect that it should immediately sound an alarm when a radar signal is picked up. I don't understand why the 1 second delay. That could make a difference in getting a ticket or slowing down by 1 second to reduce the damages. Is the 9500ix programmed to delay 1 second to avoid it going off with short stray garbage signals? That doesn't make sense to me. I do not have POP turned off on my 9500ix.
When I tested it with laser there was no delay. The 9500ix screamed as soon as the laser hit it.
Perhaps the Escort Rep could shed some light on this? I'm not sure if this is "normal" or if mine has an issue. I returned my first one after about 2 weeks because of many laser false alarms. The new one doesn't have the problem of it going off when my cell phone is nearby or driving in the late afternoon sun like the first one. Hope I didn't get 2 bad ones in a row.