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I saw in the 1st mod thread a lot of discussion about radar detectors. I figured it could use it's own thread.

Personally I use the passport 9500 ix. I saw people complaining about K band false positives and even talking about disabling K band detection. The 9500ix has GPS that locks out 90% of the K band sources that you run into. The only thing it can't lockout is the blind spot detection from other cars which use radar.


TrueLock/GPS Filter: The False Alert Eliminator
It's no secret that radar detectors are susceptible to false alerts. Radar signals are used not only for speed radar guns, but also for everyday devices like the automatic door openers at your local grocery store or motion sensors for home and business alarm systems. But thanks to the 9500ix's GPS-powered TrueLock filter, you'll never have to worry about false alerts again. When you discover a false alert, simply press the "mute" button three times, and the 9500ix will record the exact radar frequency and GPS location in its memory, and ignore future alerts. However, if an actual speed enforcement threat should occur at that same location in the future, the 9550IX is intelligent enough to recognize the new radar frequency and will alert you in plenty of time.

AutoLearn: Artificial Intelligence Protection
The 9500ix also features AutoLearn technology, an artificial intelligence that recognizes false alerts. The 9550ix scans for radar threats and associates the specific frequency of an alert to a specific GPS location. If the detector picks up a specific frequency from a flagged location three times, it will acknowledge that as a false alert and will lock the frequency and location out of future alerts, alerting you of its decision with a single beep and displaying the locked frequency band on the unit's LED screen. The 9550ix can also unlock specific signals to protect you from specific threats as well. If a particular frequency is no longer present at a flagged location, or if the frequency moves to a new location, say across the street or down the road, the Passport will unlock the signal. The AutoLearn feature can also be toggled off in the main menu.

Amazon.com : Escort Passport 9500ix Radar/Laser Detector (Blue Display) : Car Electronics
 

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I have the escort 9500ix in my Challenger with the blend mount mirror mount and wiring harness. Save me thousands of dollars and still no tickets!


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Hardwire V1 and Blackvue dashcam in every single vehicle I own.

Although I do love some of the features offered by escort detectors.
 

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V1 here. I'm one software update obsolete, but I plan to have it upgraded by the time my RS arrives. That's one of the things that I love about the V1, it can always be upgraded to the latest and greatest at a fraction of the cost of a new detector.

I have no need for the GPS features of the newer Passports - that's what Waze is for!

I've filtered out all collision detection falses except for GM and Acura vehicles. However the most recent update that is supposed to fix this.

Also, I highly recommend the MirrorTap hardwiring solution. It took me 30 seconds to install it. I still use the suction cup mount that comes with the V1 though because I thought the Blendmount obscured my view too much.
 

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I'm still running a 9500ix and turning TSR on fixed most of the false alarms from collision avoidance systems for me.
 

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V1, last update removed all the car nanny system falses.
 

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Does anyone have experience with the Beltronics RX65 Professional Series Detector? I'm looking to buy one that's reasonably priced and the V1 and Escort 9500ix are quite expensive. I'm mostly looking for highway radar detection; that's my priority over city coverage. Online reviews have indicated its highway coverage has been good but looking for member's view on this.
 

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Just got an Escort Max 360, several friends have V1s and with the latest software and app updates the Max 360 seems every bit as good as the V1 to me.
 

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Max360 here too. Love it!
 

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I just got a Escort 9500ix based on price and recommendations here. It did not come with a mount and so I need to buy one. Those who have the 9500ix, which is the best mount you recommend?
 

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I use the 3M permanent windshield mount.

Watch out for the false laser alerts on the ix.
Thanks, I just looked it up, seems pretty sleek. Hope the mount doesn't bend over time with the weight of the detector though. Also, I'm hoping a software update takes care of most of the false alerts.

I was also looking at the dashboard mats so that the power cord won't be dangling all the way down from the windshield
 

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No way that sucker will bend, it's solid. Most of us did the add a circuit with the smart cord that can be tucked under the headliner. There's a thread somewhere on how to do it.
 

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Hey guys.. I am planning on making my first purchase of a radar detector this week. I have a budget of $400 and really don't want to spend anymore than that. 3/4 of the year I drive rural and highway roads. The other quarter of the Year I drive in a populated city, big interstates, etc. I want a detector with gps that ideally automatically locks out falses after passing a few times. I really don't want a noisy radar detector.. something quiet and reliable. I would hate to have something always going off like the higher end/extreme range detectors. I researched for a little and really liked the features of the passport 9500ix but have read that it's outdated.. and of course I want something modern and updated.
 

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Hey guys.. I am planning on making my first purchase of a radar detector this week. I have a budget of $400 and really don't want to spend anymore than that. 3/4 of the year I drive rural and highway roads. The other quarter of the Year I drive in a populated city, big interstates, etc. I want a detector with gps that ideally automatically locks out falses after passing a few times. I really don't want a noisy radar detector.. something quiet and reliable. I would hate to have something always going off like the higher end/extreme range detectors. I researched for a little and really liked the features of the passport 9500ix but have read that it's outdated.. and of course I want something modern and updated.
V1. Get all the signals and process/gps them manually, or don't get one at all.
 
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