I have an older (sliver) 8500 x50 and my brother gave me his old 9500i. My commute just changed from taking the train to work to a 40 mile each way drive, so Im putting a lot more miles on the car and using the detectors much more. We have a lot of red light cameras and fixed speed cameras in my area, and the road I take has a lot of LEO's on the side of the road.
Ive been debating upgrading my setup but I have a few questions.
1) What is the difference between the silver 8500 x50 and black 8500 x50?
2) For accurate LEO updates, Waze, Escort Live, or Trapster? I dont need the fluff. All I really want to know is traffic information (like accidents so I can re-route) and where actual LEO's are sitting.
3) From the past GOL tests, it seemed that the 8500 x50 and 9500i had similar results. Do they both use the same chip for detecting radar and laser?
4) Does the 9500i use the same chip for detecting as the new 9500ix? Is it worth it to upgrade the 9500i to the ix?