I wrote to Sales:
"Dear Sir or Madam,
I am wanting to buy an x50 but I have one question. I know the x50 does not detect the Ku band so I was wondering
if I bought an x50 now would it be upgradeable in the future to detect the Ku band or will I have to buy another model."
I didn't receive a response so I sent the above plus this to support:
I sent this message to sales yesterday and have not heard back from them(Kind of makes me question
Escort's customer service especially when Valentine 1 responded in 5 minutes) could you answer my
question below. (above)"
After a couple of days I got the exact same response from both:
It is good to hear from you! The FCC authorized the Ku-Band for use in the US over ten years ago. We continue to hear "rumors" about the introduction of Ku equipped radar guns, but so far this has not happened. We have recently heard of a manufacturer producing a prototype Ku-Band gun, but so far nothing is being used for traffic monitoring. As with all other threats and new technologies, when this becomes a threat in the US we will provide a solution. At this time there are no new police frequencies in the US.
Thanks for your interest in Escort!
I then replied back to both:
Yes, I am sure Escort will provide a solution to the Ku Band if it comes out in the US but my question is will the 8500 x50 be upgradeable to the Ku Band
or will I be required to purchase a new model? This is the question I want answered before I make my purchase. If the x50 is going to be upgradeable to the
Ku band, I buy the x50 today, if not I spend the extra $100 and buy the Valentine 1.
It has now been a week and I haven't heard anything from Escort on the last question. I know it has been stated here that they plan on upgrading the x50, but until I hear it from them I am hesitant. I really want the x50 but I am now leaning towards the V1 just because of lack of responce from Escort. Has anyone here heard anything directly from Escort?