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Escort Passport 8500 X50 Radar and Laser Detector (Blue Display) Review

Its a great detector for sure and I like the progamability, but sure enough 16 months it displayed the service warning and no longer works. It almost seems like its programed to go home after a certain amount of time kind of like E.T. I dont know if I am going to fix it or get something else. I had the valentine one but it bugged the crap out of me with the false x band warnings. I guess $60 bucks isnt too bad for a repair but it should last longer than this. On the bright side it did pay for itself finding those traps. 3 stars for reliability / quality issues.


  • Provides extreme long-range warning on all radar bands, including X, K, superwide Ka, and instant-on POP mode, along with 360-degree laser protection
  • Ultra-bright blue alphanumeric matrix display with 280 LEDs and three different modes
  • Advanced EZ-Programming lets you customize up to nine features
  • Exclusive AutoSensitivity intelligently filters out annoying false alarms
  • One-year limited warranty

Author: Carter Hargrave

Carter Hargrave Carter Hargrave is a Martial Arts Grandmaster and the founder of American Combat Kempo. He is the President of the World Kempo Association and the World Jeet Kune Do Federation. Carter Hargrave is aSecond Generation Bruce Lee School Instructor. Find us on Google+

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