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Escort Passport Radar And Laser Detector - 8500 RED

Abt Model: 8500
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Escort Passport Radar And Laser Detector, Model 8500

Key Features:

  • Advanced reprogrammable digital signal processing
  • AutoSensitivity mode automatically reduces false alarms
  • EZ-Programming allows instant customization
  • 3 High-resolution meter modes
  • Ultra-bright matrix display with 280 LEDs
  • Multiple high-performance laser sensors
  • Built-in earphone jack
  • Completely immune to the VG-2 "detector-detector"
  • Shift+Link compatible with the Laser Shifter ZR3
  • Limited one year warranty

Features:

  • Unbelievable Radar Detection Range
    The Passport 8500 radar and laser detector utilizes a totally new design, including a new waveguide antenna, state-of-the-art microwave receiver, and our latest proprietary software. The result is a remarkable increase in sensitivity, including a blistering 200% improvement on the elusive Superwide Ka-band radar, and complete immunity to the VG-2 detector-detector.
  • One Step Ahead
    Speed measuring devices continue to improve through the use of new technology. Passport 8500's innovative design allows the on-board microprocessor to be reprogrammed to detect new radar and laser units. While other manufacturers' models become obsolete, the Passport 8500's software can be updated to protect you against the latest threats.
  • Shift+Link Compatible with the Laser Shifter ZR3
    For the ultimate in radar and laser protection, the Passport 8500 can be now be linked with the all-new, custom-installed Laser Shifter ZR3 laser defense system.
  • Less "Noise"
    Improving sensitivity typically means an increase in annoying false alarms. Passport 8500's advanced signal rejection circuitry, and exclusive "Auto" mode, separates real threats from the "noise." The result is advanced warning without the constant chatter.
  • Detail Oriented
    The Passport 8500 radar and laser detector features our exclusive "ExpertMeter" display, identifying band and relative signal strength on up to radar 8 signals simultaneously. Or choose our new "SpecDisplay" and Passport will show you the actual frequency of the radar signal.
  • Adapts To The Way You Drive
    The Passport 8500 radar and laser detector comes preset and ready to use with our factory recommended settings. If you prefer, select Passport 8500's unique EZ-Programming feature and customize it for your own driving style. Programmable options include selection of individual bands (on/off), three meter display options, Mute and AutoMute, two levels of audio tones, and much more. Simply hold both buttons to enter the Program Mode, and quickly review or change your settings. (Your preferred settings are maintained in memory, even when the Passport 8500 is turned off or unplugged.)
  • Comes Fully Equipped
    Your Passport 8500 arrives with a comprehensive owner's manual, quick-release windshield mount, built-in earphone jack, a coiled SmartCord, quick reference card, and an Escort travel case.
  • Safety Warning System
    Full text display of all Safety Warning System (SWS) signals. Over 60 specific safety text messages warn of hazards in areas using safety radar.

Specifications:

Operating Bands

  • X-band 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz
  • K-band 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz
  • Ka-band 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz
  • Laser 904nm, 33 MHz Bandwidth

Radar Receiver/Detector Type

  • Superheterodyne, GaAs FET VCO
  • Scanning Frequency Discriminator
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Laser Detection

  • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  • Multiple High-Performance Laser Sensors

Display Type

  • AlGaAs 280 LED Matrix/Text
  • Bar Graph, ExpertMeter, or SpecDisplay
  • 3-Level Dimming, plus Dark Mode

Power Requirement

  • 12VDC, Negative Ground
  • SmartCord MuteDisplayTM Included

Programmable Features

  • Power-On Indication
  • Power-On Sequence
  • Signal Strength Meter
  • AutoMute
  • Audio Tones
  • City Mode Sensitivity
  • Display Brightness
  • Dark Mode
  • Radar / Laser Bands

Sensitivity Control

  • AutoSensitivity, Highway, and City
  • Mute and AutoMute
  • Auto Calibration Circuitry
  • SmartShield VG-2 Immunity

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 1.25"
  • Width: 2.85"
  • Depth: 5.32"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 5 lbs

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Escort Passport Radar And Laser Detector
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good sensitivity (4)
  • Great features (4)
  • Clear alert (3)
  • Easy to mount (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highway driving (4)
    • Urban navigation (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (4)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    4.0

    Escort Passport Radar and Laser Detector

    By Del

    from Michigan

    About Me Career

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Access Items
    • Easy To Carry
    • Easy To Identify
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekend Trips

      Comments about Escort Passport Radar And Laser Detector:

      I don't speed. Like my detector as it keeps me alert.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      Second Purchase for Second Car

      By BK

      from West Palm Beach, FL

      About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Access Items
      • Easy To Carry
      • High Quality

      Cons

      • RJ11 Jack easily breaks

      Best Uses

      • Family Trips
      • Long Vacations
      • Weekend Trips

      Comments about Escort Passport Radar And Laser Detector:

      Comes with preset defaults. I find these quite satisfactory

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      A good purchase at the price

      By BK

      from West Palm Beach, FL

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Alert
      • Customizable
      • Durable
      • Easy To Mount
      • Good Sensitivity
      • Neat Features or Extras
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Telephone jack connector

      Best Uses

      • City Driving
      • Highway Driving
      • Larger Cars
      • Small Cars

      Comments about Escort Passport Radar And Laser Detector:

      I would prefer a RCA connector to the telephone jack connector. The little pin on the RJ11 connector always breaks and makes the connection difficult. The only solution is to buy a new connector at $29.95

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      5.0

      THE WAY TO GO

      By LONG WAY 2 GO SHORT TIME 2 GET THERE

      from CC TX

      About Me Commuter, Gearhead, KNOW RADAR DETECTORS, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • BETTER THAN THE REST
      • Clear Alert
      • Good Sensitivity
      • Neat Features or Extras
      • Really works
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • BEST ALL AROUND
      • City Driving
      • Highway Driving
      • Larger Cars
      • Rural Driving
      • Small Cars

      Comments about Escort Passport Radar And Laser Detector:

      Still must visually look for cops because of instant on radar, but none of my previous detectors were anything close to this one, even though over last 20 yrs I've had some of the best.

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      4.0

      Great Cop Catcher

      By tamicadi

      from Santa Fe, NM

      About Me Commuter, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Mount
      • Good Sensitivity
      • Neat Features or Extras
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Detects Business Alarms

      Best Uses

      • City Driving
      • Highway Driving

      Comments about Escort Passport Radar And Laser Detector:

      I have only had this product a month, but so far I love it. I have gotten to the point where I never drive my car without it.

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      4.0

      Top notch product

      By SmokeytheBandit

      from Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Alert
      • Easy To Mount
      • Good Sensitivity
      • Neat Features or Extras

      Cons

      • Low Volume

      Best Uses

      • City Driving
      • Highway Driving
      • Rural Driving

      Comments about Escort Passport Radar And Laser Detector:

      Overall product is excellent. The smart jack with mute button is great. Volume levels are little low.

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      Escort Passport Radar And Laser Detector

      Escort Passport Radar And Laser Detector

      UPC Code: 737795085003
      Discontinued


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