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Escort Passport 8500 X50 Red 11657
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  • Part #: 8000008508|
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    • Extreme Radar Protection - Extreme long range warning an all North American radar bands including conventional and "instant-on" POP mode, X-band, K-band, and Ka-band
    • High-Performance Laser Detection - Multiple high-performance laser sensors provide maximum laser warning with superior off-axis detection
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Escort Passport 8500 X50 Red

Passport 8500 X50 - Outstanding Performance at a Great Value Designed for the driving enthusiast, the affordable Passport 8500 X50 delivers the best possible protection in its class. In test after test, the 8500 X50 comes out on top. Hailed as the most revolutionary radar/laser detector ever, the Passport 8500 X50's new "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides extreme detection range on all police radar; conventional and "instant-on" radar, including the new POP mode radar threat, X-Band, and up to 50% more range than the original Passport 8500 on the all-important K and Ka bands.
  • Extreme Radar Protection - Extreme long range warning an all North American radar bands including conventional and "instant-on" POP mode, X-band, K-band, and Ka-band
  • High-Performance Laser Detection - Multiple high-performance laser sensors provide maximum laser warning with superior off-axis detection
  • AutoSensitivity - Patented AutoSensitivity reduces unwanted false alarms from door openers and motion sensors
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides maximum range with minimum false alarms
  • Traffic Sensor Rejection (TSR) software eliminates the newest false alerts
  • Advanced EZ-Programming - Ready to use out of the box, however, you can also instantly customize it to your driving preferences, including Power-On indication, Meter type, AutoMute, Brightness level, Audio Tones, and selectable radar and laser bands.
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Escort Passport 8500 X50 Red is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 202.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Detector....But Great range and accuracy. However, they are installing radar controlled smart intersections where I live, which causes the 8500 to alarm at every traffic signal. I usually just shut the detector off for city driving. On expressways and rural roads the 8500 shines! Great long range radar signal acquisition, even over hills and around bends! If you live in a rural area, do a lot of highway driving or live where they are not using smart signals, the 8500 in an excellent choice.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disapointed I have most every Escort product and recently traded my Passport for the new MAX. First of all the screen is not very visible in the day but excellent at night. Second the windshield mount falls off whenever you go over a bump or pothole. Not very happy, but to use it I now use my old beanbag and take care not to cover up all the vent holes on the bottom of the MAX. Not very happy.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I have had mine for over 10 years and have not had any problems even in the extreme heat of phoenix on the dash. Love it and im now looking to get the new generation of escort radars!!!
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Features I purchased my Ford Mach I IN 2004. After I received my first ticket. I immediately invested in a PASSPORT 8500 X50. For nine years I have not received a single ticket. The ability to detect radar 1 1/2 miles over or around a hill is a real asset. it was recently stolen. Not I am looking in buying a PASSPORT 9500CI. Thank you ESCORT...
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Needed repair too soon My 8500 needed to be sent in for repair in less than 6 months after purchase. It started acting up again about a year to a year & a half after that. I threw it in the box and put it in the closet where it's been ever since.
Date published: 2013-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best detector I have ever used I had a radar detector a long time ago and then moved to Washington state from Southern California and, WOW the State Patrol hide anywhere and everywhere!!! After I got a ticket for going 80 in a 60, I decided to shop for a radar detector, and I remember that I had an Escort long ago. I went online, and bought this one and it instantly saved me from 4 tickets within weeks. Simply the best ever with a ton of great features and it's really easy to use.....
Date published: 2013-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUTSTANDING " AWESOME" AND PLAIN BAD TO THE BONE ! I take trips from Ky to Tn in the summer time and i must say with the Passport 8500 X 50 by my side " I can concentrate more on my driving than looking for smokey " For the money you just can't go wrong " When it go's off about 5 minute later i see Smokey on the other side'' That's sweet to my pocket ..
Date published: 2013-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good useful detector..customer service questionable. I've been using Escort & Passport detectors exclusively since the early 80's. Always reliable and likely saved me $1000's in tickets over the years. If you ever drive over the limit, they're unquestionably cost effective. This is a very capable unit that has a great reach and multitude of settings to tailor it to your personal habits. As others have noted, it's a great value. Would've gone 5 stars except that I've been getting false laser readings due to intermittent electronic interference of some sort. It occurs during quick acceleration, when I turn on the wipers or turn on turn signals, etc. It's obviously not a real laser signal. It would occur a lot sometimes and on other occasions not so much. All the same, very annoying. Wrote to Escort with no response from their customer service. Was very disappointed in that. I'll have to try again.
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't be beat for the price! I've been doing research on radar detectors for awhile. After owning a few I decided to do some research on the models from Escort. I've read about them in car magazines and I've read a lot of positive reviews on the internet. I purchased this detector just before memorial day weekend and have been VERY impressed with it. The range is incredible. It picks up radar from cops hidden in trees in highway medians, picks up over hills and around corners. I didn't know it was possible for a detector to pick up signals from so far. The best part is that in the city it's relatively quiet. There are a few false K band signals but they're easily muted and the expert meter is very nice too. I like the fact that it's very simple to use and has a lot of features. The blue screen is also very easy on the eyes. Great product Escort! You now have a customer for life!
Date published: 2013-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good and Bad This detector is good if the officers leave the radar on but, they do not. They do work good with IO radar if the officer is not experienced or leaves on for more than 2 seconds. In the south they use the stalkers and they are very quick(.5 or half a second), when you are clocked you have no idea that you were just hit with Instant On radar. If you live somewhere that they do not use the stalker then by all means buy one of these but if you live in the south, you had better by a detector with great response times. The new redline with the expert firmware would be a great choice.
Date published: 2013-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 8500 X50 black I have owned and tested many radar detectors over the years but sometimes we cant spend the big bucks on top performers like the RedLine. So there are really good options like the new 8500 X50. It has always been a top performer, but especially now with the new tweaks Escort has done to this flagship model.
Date published: 2013-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bang for your Buck The 8500x50 has great Ka band detection range and good K band while quiet in city mode. It is the best bang for the buck out there.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+ detector! First off to the reviewer MIDIMic no detector would have saved you if you were speeding and got shot by laser / lidar! By time the laser hits your car / detector the officer has already gotten your speed, so you would have not had time to adjust to the PSL anyways! On to the 8500 X50 Black! this detector is by far a beast especially on KA 34.7 which is highly used in my area of TN. Off axis performance it also excellent on this unit. I would not think twice about recommending this unit to anyone. I have attached a video of this unit on a road trip through AL and you will see in this video the range you get with this unit (ignore the first 1:20 of the video which is testing of lidar / laser, the 8500 X50 Black was also turned down after about 20 seconds). But this first part does show how the unit will alert to laser / lidar when the headlights are targeted (8500 X50 black was mounted high by rear-view mirror).
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL. Sometimes this detector is TOO good. Lol It picks up cops from literally a MILE away. It has worked great for the last year and a half... saved me from several tickets. I have tried several other brands, and trust me... ESCORT is hands down the best.
Date published: 2013-04-17
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