Ok.. so this friday I am buying the latest from VR, but also need to get a RD for my wife too who also loves V1's since it's all we ever buy.
I'm a programmer\IT specialist\Electronics Graduate, and I like gizmos and options. I REALLY like frequency spectrums and the science of things, and unless V1 starts moving towards interfacing their units with GPS technology I do however see Escort sooner or later crushing them. (This comes from a die hard V1 owner mind you).
SOOO to the point here.
1. Numero Uno... today on this forum I seen the poster who works for Escort who is a moderator here giving what I would consider SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE to ensure service to a person who bought a used second hand Escort 8500 x50.
Seriously... supporting a hand me down, and still providing customer service. That alone has me sold, BUT to top it off. Without having owned any Escort products research alone has shown me you cannot go wrong with an escort model.
2. Yeah the arrows are nice. I love them. Love every one of my v1's and have stories to tell, but I also love computers . I love interfacing with hardware and having better control and programmable options too .
3. In the city V1 annoys the hell out of me and always has, so they produced Savvy. It's a nice feature, but nothing spectacular in my book. Also I am having problems with my "Speed Sensor", and have to replace it soon because my Speedometer zero's out. So I wonder how this would effect the savvy? Not well thought out, but again thats my cars fault, and also Savvy is not .. well.. very sophisticated for todays electronics. Escort is !
4. Until I own an Escort model of some sort. I cant talk no crap about them and so I dont. The arrows from behind have saved me using my v1, but generally driving if I get a signal I get a signal. A signal is a signal you either slow down or get a ticket. Lmao.. so if a cop is behind me I will know sooner or later as he passes me, but I wont be speeding. The ability to auto-lock out false alerts for my wife being a nurse and having to drive all around the city is absolutely perfect! I love this feature! In all honesty though. If Valentine 1 had GPS + those arrows. They would shot escort down perminantly!
The future of networking escort users. I REALLY ADMIRE. However you need to sink lots of advertising and actually put Escort live on TV COMMERCIALS !!! So the ability of one user can report to another user is true information technology, and networking of your product to prevent speeding tickets. It is in all honesty the perfect idea of taking RD's into the future. This is what has my interest most into an 9500ix.
SO... I am going to buy an Escort 9500ix. Where can the best deal be found?
30$ for two years subscription for updates correct?? Sounds great too!
Can I buy a used 9500ix, and still get the updates? (I'm going to buy a new one, but I am just qualifying this question with personal interest).