Well, some good news. I bought a RL back in March and it gave me service required about three times, so I took it to escort. I told them about it and that I'd rather get a 9500ix instead since the range didn't seem as far as I was expecting with the RL (could have been part of the reason of the service required message, I know). Anyway, customer service was top notch at their store near Dayton, Ohio and I took my new baby home.
So far...there have been few radar alerts but it did pick some up, mostly C/O oncoming traffic K band. But, what really suprised me was how well it picks up laser. Two times I've gotten laser alerts, slam on the brakes, and sure enough there was a cruiser with a gun aimed right at me. I fully expected to get a ticket both times, being I was doing 90/65 and 85/55. But for one reason or another they never pulled out to get me. One was at night before he was visible and the other was mid day. Could be because I only have a rear plate and not a rear and front like Ohio requires (I have PA plates) or the distance was rather far for both and I slowed down before they got a read. Thats the only things I can think of. Either way, kudos to escort for a well made product and customer service. Couldn't be happier.
I will be looking into laser shifters/jammers soon... do some research. I've never been lasered before this and thought it was rare...that was in Florida. I believe they're illegal in Ohio, though, so I guess we'll see.