My co-worker let me borrow his Escort 8500 so I could compare range against my new Whistler XTR.
It was kinda late and just got out of work so I wedged my Whistler between the headrest and the seat and plugged it into my rear cigarette lighter.
I slid the Escort onto my whistler windshield mount, it was a little loose but good enough to stay.
I didn't even get out of the driveway of my work when my whistler alerted me of X band (local cops here run X and K). The 8500 remained silent
Whister stopped then picked it up again, stil the 8500 remained silent.
Drove thorough the center of town and was about 1/8 mi from a police station, which was on a side street when my Whistler again alerted me of X band.
It wasn't until I was almost to the intersection when the 8500 alerted X with 2 bars. My whistler was about at 5-7.
Made my turn pointing away from the police station, the 8500 went quiet while the Whistler continued to alert me of X band radar for another 100 yards or so.
No other radar encounters on the way home but the 8500 had the following falses.
The Whistler remained quiet.
When I got home I discovered the 8500 has a Highway mode, it was in Auto mode during these tests, my Whistler was in Highway mode.
Tomorrow I plan to try some more tests and have my camcorder with me to video.
If I have time I will run them one at a time on the same mount and video the comparison.
So far I am surprised the 8500 did not spank my Whistler. I thought they were one of the best!??