Okay, so a local shop I was talking to about getting some new product was telling me some information I want to clarify. They said first that Escort was owned and ran by Beltronics as a lower company and that their products were very very inferior when it comes to Beltronics. Also, he said that the STI-R detector is way better than the CI... this confused me. I was under the impression that the CI had out performed the STI-R in many tests as well as the CI has the GPS function in it which alone I believe would assist any driver. So! This post I am looking for clarification on these products and differences, I am not looking to start a battle between Escort and Beltronics... but if it occurs that could be helpful I guess. Thanks..