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    I've been lurking on the board for some time reading everything I could.
    I currently have an Escort 8500. NOT an X50
    I live near Atlanta Georgia.

    Most of my travels are in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky.

    Will the current 8500 that I own continue to protect me or would it be better for me to purchase a newer type RD? Would POP detection be the only factor ?

    Thanks for any comments

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    i would keep the Escort 8500 till it dies

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    i would keep the Escort 8500 till it dies
    Ditto that. If you're really scared of POP, think about putting the 8500 on eBay and upgrading, but you're absolutely fine without the X50 upgrade. The 8500 should serve you fine for at least another couple of years.

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    Default Travels

    Most of my travels are in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky.
    Well have you considered keeping your 8500 that you have and getting a laser jammer??

    Many of those states that you travel do have allot of laser
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadarRoy
    Most of my travels are in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky.
    Well have you considered keeping your 8500 that you have and getting a laser jammer??

    Many of those states that you travel do have allot of laser
    they do have quite a bit of laser lol. i also live right near ATl and i also have a reg 8500. i just got it last week from a friend and have run into 2 LEOs with it so far and it gave more that enough alert time. im goin to be leaving for south GA tomo (Cordele) on a trip and i should have good report by the time i get back of how well it does.

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    The original 8500 is one of the best. You're set for a while! But Roy's right...you might want to look at a laser jammer. And buy one from Roy if you decide to go that route!

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    By all means, stick with the 8500. There's some test results on it at
    http://www.guysoflidar.com . It beat even the newer X50 with the particular Ka encounter they produced.

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    i just got back from my trip to S. GA. and man im not used to the kind of warning time i get with the 8500 vs my old cobra. i picked up a K 2.1 miles in advance IN A CITY on a kind of curvy street :shock: and i know that it wasnt any falses. the i got a Ka for about .8 miles and the cop was facing away from me on another side street. i love it. i picked up another Ka from a cop 1.9 miles in advance then he saw i had a detector so just to piss me off he got right on my A$$ for the next 2 miles with his Ka on :roll: . i couldve gotten the X50 but 1. i got a good deal on the reg 8500, and 2. i liked how it had better range on Ka cuz there is alot around here.

    P.S. where in GA do you live?

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    I live in Gainesville, 52 miles north of ATL and I can tell you that I run into LEO's with laser all the time...I'm also with Roy...Get a Jammer

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    I talked to stealth Jamal about a 8500 vs 8500 X50 and he said that the Ka may be a little better on the original 8500 but K band detection is not as good as the 8500 X50

 

 

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