Hi all. I have been lurking here for a few months. I have added this site to the "gotta check out during lunch" list. I have kept up on the RD news and products ever since I owned the original Passport. I have been purchasing escort products for quite some time. I am aware of the BIG 3 and do consider them to be all pretty much equal. I own a V1 and my wife uses the 8500 (not x50).
As my subject indicates, I'm looking to get a RD for my wife's dad for fatherís day. With RR's current promotion the x65 to my door with the direct wire smart cord is $327. And I can get the x50 and smart cord to my door after trade in for $263. This is a difference if $64. I think he may get use from the voice on the x65 and the Ku would come in handy in the future but the $64 savings is leaning me to the x50. BTW the trade in will either be a escort 4600 or 6400 so I don't think they will be worth much.
What do you think? I welcome your opinions.