I recently bought a 9500i here in British Columbia Canada, I purchased it from Futureshop for $480ca taxes incl after a price match. From what I have found that is a good deal locally besides buying out the US and getting sent to my USA address, and even then I am unsure if I can find for a worthwhile savings once I factor in exchange and pst/gst bringing it into Canada
With this purchase I know that I have the ability to send in the unit to Escort and have it upgraded to a 9500ix for $129us.
I currently use an older 8500 that is getting a bit wonky and long in the tooth. To me predominate radar is of the KA band here plus laser, so down the road may be I will look at a Laser Jammer.
I want to hardwaire the 9500i if I keep it for use on my 1100xx Bird and also in my car. What I am wondering is can I do better with another brand possibly for less that will provide me better KA detection. The 9500i seems cencent but I like the auto learn ability of the 9500ix, basically a unit for dummies once you really learn it , however the cost to convert my 9500i to ix may actually end up being equal to a 9500ix or a bit less plus I can do it when I want
Can some of you pros lend some feedback, travel for me is predominantly BC,AB, Washington,Oregon and CA. I know WA is alot of laser and I am unsure of whether RD units are legal in OR and CA