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Escort PASSPORT Blue Display Radar Detector - 8500 X50

Abt Model: 8500X50BLUE | UPC Code: 737795060116
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Escort PASSPORT 8500 X50 Blue Display Radar Detector - 8500X50BLUE

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. Digital signal processing (DSP) provides maximum range, with minimum false alarms.

Features:

  • Blistering All-Band Protection
  • 360-Degree Radar and Laser Detection
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • AutoSensitivity Mode Automatically Reduces False Alarms
  • EZ-Programming Allows Instant Customization
  • Selectable POP Mode Radar Detection
  • 3 High-Resolution Meter Modes
  • Ultra-Bright Matrix Display with 280 LEDs
  • Brilliant Blue Display
  • Multiple High-Performance Laser sensors
  • Built-In Earphone Jack
  • Mute & AutoMute

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

Laser Detection

  • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  • Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes

Programmable Features

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

Radar Receiver / Detector Type

  • Superheterodyne, Varactor-Tuned VCO
  • Scanning Frequency Discriminator
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Display Type

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

Power Requirement

  • 12VDC, Negative Ground
  • SmartCord MuteDisplay™ Included

Sensitivity Control

  • AutoSensitivity, Highway, and City

Mute and AutoMute

Auto Calibration Circuitry

What's In The Box:

  • A comprehensive owner’s manual
  • Quick-release windshield mount
  • Coiled SmartCord
  • Quick reference card
  • ESCORT travel case

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs
  • Shipping: 5 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

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

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Limited Parts And Labor
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Escort PASSPORT Blue Display Radar Detector
 
4.5

(based on 235 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (161)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear alert (7)
  • Good sensitivity (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to mount (5)
  • Great features (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Highway driving (6)
  • Urban navigation (6)
  • Rural navigation (4)
  • Larger cars (3)
  • Small cars (3)
    • Range:
    •  
    • Ease of use:
    •  
    • Accuracy:
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Commuter (4), Practical (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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...Read complete review

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).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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...Read complete review

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.

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5.0

When it chirps, hit the brakes. Has saved me many tickets.

By 

from Saturn, MO

About Me Gearhead, Practical

Pros

  • Clear Alert
  • Good Sensitivity

Cons

    Best Uses

    • City Driving
    • Highway Driving
    • Rural Driving

    Comments about Escort PASSPORT Blue Display Radar Detector:

    Of course nothing works with 'instant on' radar, but I've had mine long enough to know its range. If there are cars ahead of me within a half-mile, and unless he's waiting just for me (which he's not), I'll hear it when he hits them. Depending on conditions that could be a full mile. Crossing the Chesapeake Bay bridge I picked up their static 'Your speed is ...' radar stations at 1.8 miles. I've picked up radar at .5 miles hitting a car ahead of me (then me, of course, when I got closer), state troopers parked with radar on at 1 mile around three curves, and numerous instances at about .5 miles of instant-on operators.
    It is sensitive to building doors and alarm systems so getting alerts near a highway crossing isn't unusual. I generally slow down when it goes off, though, and if it clears as soon as I pass the congestion then I'll speed back up. It's accurate enough to not mess around.

    • Age:
    • 18-24
    • Daily mileage:
    • Less than 10
    • Gender:
    • Female
    • Primary vehicle:
    • Truck
    • Vehicles owned:
    • 1
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Range:
    •  
    • Ease of use:
    •  
    • Accuracy:
    •  

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Laser busted

    By 

    from Tampa, fl

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Clear Alert
    • Durable
    • Easy To Mount

    Cons

    • Inaccurate

    Best Uses

    • Highway Driving

    Comments about Escort PASSPORT Blue Display Radar Detector:

    Got pulled over with a laser, not even a small beep?? sorry didn't work at all for that. Good for the others not Laser.

    • Age:
    • 45-54
    • Daily mileage:
    • 21-40
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • Primary vehicle:
    • Sports car
    • Vehicles owned:
    • 5 or more
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    HAVE USED THIS DETECTOR FOR OVER 100K MILES

    By 

    from Taylorsville, KY

    About Me Practical

    Pros

    • Clear Alert
    • Good Sensitivity

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • City Driving
      • Highway Driving

      Comments about Escort PASSPORT Blue Display Radar Detector:

      Have used several models and this unit works great, sorry to see it discontinued..

      • Age:
      • Over 65
      • Daily mileage:
      • Over 60
      • Gender:
      • Female
      • Primary vehicle:
      • Sports car
      • Vehicles owned:
      • 2
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Range:
      •  
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      •  
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      •  

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of my best purchases EVER!

      By 

      from Valencia, CA

      About Me Gearhead, Motorcycle Adventure Rider, Practical, Tuner

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • City Driving
        • Highway Driving
        • Larger Cars
        • Motorcycle
        • Rural Driving
        • Small Cars

        Comments about Escort PASSPORT Blue Display Radar Detector:

        I own the 8500 X50 and use in 4 vehicles, to include my Ducati Multistrada GT adventure touring motorcycle.
        The X50 has saved my butt on numerous occasions in the US and Canada. I retired 2 years ago and not only do I travel extensively on my motorcycle (most recently LA to the Arctic Circle in Alaska), but in an automobile, cross country with my wife, visiting family and friends. The X50 has worked flawlessly in the lower 48 to Canada to Alaska. Wouldn't travel without it! Bought two more for both of my sons.

        • Age:
        • 55-64
        • Gender:
        • Male
        • Primary vehicle:
        • Sports car
        • Vehicles owned:
        • 4
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Range:
        •  
        • Ease of use:
        •  
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        5.0

        Amazing detector, don't plan on switching brands/models

        By 

        from Middle of nowhere, TX

        About Me Commuter, Tuner

        Pros

        • Clear Alert
        • Durable
        • Easy To Mount
        • Good Sensitivity
        • Has mute button in convenient location
        • lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Escort PASSPORT Blue Display Radar Detector:

          I bought my 8500 escort detector before I started school, planning ahead for my 4+ hour weekend commutes that always seemed to be loaded with long stretched out highways and LOTS of state troopers. I LOVE my radar detector. The only time I have every been speeding and gotten caught is when I am driving a car that I do not have my radar detector in and I am too used to driving with it so I speed right along, and then pops out a cop and oopsy daisy.....But I have yet to every get pulled over for speeding while my radar detector is on and working. It is very sensitive and picks up cops when they are quite a few miles away so that you have plenty of time to slow to the speed limit. I have left mine on the "highway" mode even while driving in town and the setting change did not cause the detector to detect any better nor worse than the "city" mode. After having my 8500 for about a year my truck was broken into and it was stolen :( I was crushed BUT immediately went and bought another one that is currently 4 years old and still going strong. I love it and will never buy any other brand or model for that matter (unless they just upgrade and get rid of the 8500 which I would be very upset about). It does not have the speed camera abilities but I really don't drive through anywhere that I would be speeding through the lights so it doesn't bother me that this detector does not have those features. Bottom Line: I would recommend this product to absolutely anyone and tell them that although it maybe a somewhat pricey initial investment, you surely will save lots of money in the speeding tickets that it saves you from!

          • Age:
          • 18-24
          • Daily mileage:
          • 41-60
          • Gender:
          • Female
          • Primary vehicle:
          • Truck
          • Vehicles owned:
          • 3
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Range:
          •  
          • Ease of use:
          •  
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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good product. We have several

          By 

          from Deer Park, TX, USA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Escort PASSPORT Blue Display Radar Detector:

          If you want a detector that works for a decent price this is it. We have three and have used them for years. If nothing else when it goes off you have a chance to check your speed as you enter the radar zone. Sometimes you enter a lower speed zone and do not realize it. Of course laser still does not give you a warning if it is pointed at you. You can only hope they shoot someone else first then you can slow down.

          • Age:
          • Over 65
          • Daily mileage:
          • 11-20
          • Gender:
          • Male
          • Primary vehicle:
          • Truck
          • Vehicles owned:
          • 3
          • Range:
          •  
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          •  
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          •  

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Radar Detector!!!

          By 

          from McAllen, TX, USA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Escort PASSPORT Blue Display Radar Detector:

          This Radar Detector is replacing my over 12 year old Passport 7500. This is a newer model with better technology & I know this will last me a very long time. This detector has warned me of radar when I couldn't see where it was coming from. Highly recommend this.

          • Age:
          • 45-54
          • Daily mileage:
          • 21-40
          • Gender:
          • Male
          • Primary vehicle:
          • Sports car
          • Vehicles owned:
          • 3
          • Range:
          •  
          • Ease of use:
          •  
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          •  

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By 

          from Kansas, USA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Escort PASSPORT Blue Display Radar Detector:

          I've been a loyal customer of Escort for years and I have always felt that they are the industry leader in radar technology. I will continue buying and supporting there product line of radars. I just got my 8500 x50 and I am enjoying how well it works.

          • Age:
          • 45-54
          • Daily mileage:
          • 21-40
          • Gender:
          • Male
          • Primary vehicle:
          • Other
          • Vehicles owned:
          • 3
          • Range:
          •  
          • Ease of use:
          •  
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          •  

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Detector has great range and features.

          By 

          from Madison, WI, USA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Escort PASSPORT Blue Display Radar Detector:

          I like everything about this detector. Has great range and the blue display is easy to see.

          • Age:
          • 55-64
          • Daily mileage:
          • 41-60
          • Gender:
          • Male
          • Primary vehicle:
          • SUV
          • Vehicles owned:
          • 2
          • Range:
          •  
          • Ease of use:
          •  
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          •  

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Too many false alerts

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Escort PASSPORT Blue Display Radar Detector:

          Can't even use this in the city. The X alert is constantly going off for false alerts. I was expecting much more accuracy out of a product this expensive.

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