I'm from Queens, NY and really into RD, jammers etc. I started off with the Escort Passport 5000 and I still have it. Not using it but it still looks nice when I plug it in once in a while
Anyway, I invested in a Escort Passport x50 (red) and hardwired it. The second one I bought for my other car was the Valentine1. I like both detectors but now, I'm leaning towards the V1. The Escort has a circuit problem when I beep the horn, the LASER goes off on the detector. I called up Escort and they wanted $129.00 to fix it! WTF?
All in all, they are both good detectors. Now I'm looking into laser countermeasures. You guys are going to make me spend $$ on laser countermeasures...but know what? I'm going to love every minute of it