I've owned my 9500ix going on three months now, and it seems to be a great RD. I live in the NYC area, so given the traffic conditions and excessive amount of red light cameras, I think it was the best RD for the circumstances. The red light camera GPS feature is really valuable - it has alerted me to a lot of cameras I wouldn't have been looking for.
Anyway, my question is about different band alerts and the likleihood of it being a true alert or not. I know different states use different types of equipment, but I'm not experienced in what would be the most likely in NYC. I do have some idea. There aren't a lot of speed traps in NY given the road conditions (heavy traffic most of the time), BUT I have received just about every alert that the 9500ix gives.
X-band: I know most of the time this is a false alert & the mostly likely band to get a false alert on & I don't recall seeing any LE during these alerts.
K-Band: This is the second most frequent alert and I can only recall once or twice that I actually saw a LEO during this alert
Ka-Band: I have only had about 8 of these alerts and there is only 1 I can recall where it was in the area of a known speed trap. How likely are these to be false in NYC?
Laser: I have only received 1 of these alerts getting on the beggining LIE-BQE ramp towards Brooklyn. Since I know this has to be shot at the car, I'm fairly sure this was a false alert, but I never heard of false laster alerts.
Just to note, I bought a mirror mount for my 9500ix so it's positioned below and forward the rear view mirror. I like the mount it is much more visually accommodating that on the window and looks better.
Last question. I was reading on this forum that new firmware is out for 9500ix but only available for the newest ones bought from Escort, and that it has:
Does anyone know when this firmware upgrade will be available to the rest of the 9500ix owners? Thanks.Just some minor tweaks that older 9500's don’t have. But mainly database RLC refinements, and an ~8% increase in response/performance.