I received a new Escort 8500 X50 for Christmas, and while I'm quite satisfied with it so far (I used an Escort Solo since 1995), but there is something I'm a bit concerned about.
One of the selling points for the X50 was it's capability for detecting POP radars (obviously, my old Escort did not have that). I enabled POP as soon as I got it, and ever since I've gotten POP alerts with well-nigh nauseating regularity.
As I understand it, POP readings can't be used to give you a ticket since it's duration is too short to be accurate, and that the lawman must immediately switch over to K or Ka (I assume the latter most likely) and lock on in order to get an accurate speed indication.
Thing is, not once have I gotten any other radar alert along with the POP. One would think that if Johnny Law had just painted me with his POP gun (and yes, if he had, in most cases I would be going over the speed limit to one degree or another), he would switch over to KA, laser or SOMETHING so as to nail me proper.
Is there an issue with the X50 in terms of POP false alarms, or other kinds of emissions setting it off?