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    Default newbie looking for some info on old passport 4500

    ok well had a buddy give me his old passport 4500, just looking for some feedback were these a decent rd and will it still do the job today, im new to all this but i figured for free i'll use it for abit and upgrade after i see what is all about anyone own 1 of these? i know it is old? any help would be awsome

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    Default Re: newbie looking for some info on old passport 4500

    No. The 4500 won't protect you. I suggest you look into getting a more up to date detector.

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    Default Re: newbie looking for some info on old passport 4500

    It's old and won't be much use other than as a conversation piece. Escort will let you trade it in for a new one so I recommend you take advantage of that!
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    Default Re: newbie looking for some info on old passport 4500

    They were a great detector in their day, the early to mid 1990s. I'd put a properly tuned Passport 4500 up against any non-Escort or V1 detector available today. These were manually tuned as many non-Escort detectors are still today and I highly doubt that it has held it's tuning for this long.

    We no longer service this detector so I recommend upgrading to a modern quality detector.

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    Default Re: newbie looking for some info on old passport 4500

    Quote Originally Posted by EscortRadar View Post
    They were a great detector in their day, the early to mid 1990s. I'd put a properly tuned Passport 4500 up against any non-Escort or V1 detector available today. These were manually tuned as many non-Escort detectors are still today and I highly doubt that it has held it's tuning for this long.

    We no longer service this detector so I recommend upgrading to a modern quality detector.
    You have got to be kidding me, so you think the 4500 would keep up with the V1...... your current RDs have a hard time with that.

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    Default Re: newbie looking for some info on old passport 4500

    Quote Originally Posted by EscortRadar View Post
    They were a great detector in their day, the early to mid 1990s. I'd put a properly tuned Passport 4500 up against any non-Escort or V1 detector available today. These were manually tuned as many non-Escort detectors are still today and I highly doubt that it has held it's tuning for this long.

    We no longer service this detector so I recommend upgrading to a modern quality detector.
    I would assume that the 4600 is better than the 4500 and this is how it did in testing.

    Notice how it smoked the V1 back in the day and how its Ka band detection is on fire.







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    Default Re: newbie looking for some info on old passport 4500

    Quote Originally Posted by Offshore View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EscortRadar View Post
    They were a great detector in their day, the early to mid 1990s. I'd put a properly tuned Passport 4500 up against any non-Escort or V1 detector available today. These were manually tuned as many non-Escort detectors are still today and I highly doubt that it has held it's tuning for this long.

    We no longer service this detector so I recommend upgrading to a modern quality detector.
    You have got to be kidding me, so you think the 4500 would keep up with the V1...... your current RDs have a hard time with that.
    OH ya ?????since the ci Smokes the v1 99% of the time and the ix Rang is off 0.01 of a mile in testing I have done vs my ix to a v1

    Then again a V1 will alert you to any false around......ill stick with the ix
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    Default Re: newbie looking for some info on old passport 4500

    Quote Originally Posted by Idontgo55 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Offshore View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EscortRadar View Post
    They were a great detector in their day, the early to mid 1990s. I'd put a properly tuned Passport 4500 up against any non-Escort or V1 detector available today. These were manually tuned as many non-Escort detectors are still today and I highly doubt that it has held it's tuning for this long.

    We no longer service this detector so I recommend upgrading to a modern quality detector.
    You have got to be kidding me, so you think the 4500 would keep up with the V1...... your current RDs have a hard time with that.
    OH ya ?????since the ci Smokes the v1 99&#37; of the time and the ix Rang is off 0.01 of a mile in testing I have done vs my ix to a v1

    Then again a V1 will alert you to any false around......ill stick with the ix
    You are entitled to keep your "false free" Escort detector as it doesn't alert to quick trigger pulls and cops using K band in a "TrueLocked" area. Wow, it sure is quiet, as the police officer lowers your pants and sticks the ticket right into your anus.

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    Default Re: newbie looking for some info on old passport 4500

    Quote Originally Posted by Offshore View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EscortRadar View Post
    They were a great detector in their day, the early to mid 1990s. I'd put a properly tuned Passport 4500 up against any non-Escort or V1 detector available today. These were manually tuned as many non-Escort detectors are still today and I highly doubt that it has held it's tuning for this long.

    We no longer service this detector so I recommend upgrading to a modern quality detector.
    You have got to be kidding me, so you think the 4500 would keep up with the V1...... your current RDs have a hard time with that.

    I do not think that is what he was saying........

    I read it as he would put the detector up against any detector not made by Bel and V1 today. I thnk he was saying the V1 and Bels made today should be better.
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    Default Re: newbie looking for some info on old passport 4500

    Quote Originally Posted by samq45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Offshore View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EscortRadar View Post
    They were a great detector in their day, the early to mid 1990s. I'd put a properly tuned Passport 4500 up against any non-Escort or V1 detector available today. These were manually tuned as many non-Escort detectors are still today and I highly doubt that it has held it's tuning for this long.

    We no longer service this detector so I recommend upgrading to a modern quality detector.
    You have got to be kidding me, so you think the 4500 would keep up with the V1...... your current RDs have a hard time with that.

    I do not think that is what he was saying........

    I read it as he would put the detector up against any detector not made by Bel and V1 today. I thnk he was saying the V1 and Bels made today should be better.
    You might be right, very strange way to put it....

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