Model # Passport 8500 X50

Internet #203620880

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8500X50 Blue Passport

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Product Overview

When we introduced the passport 8500 X50, it was instantly acclaimed The World's Best. In more than one dozen independent tests, review after review, year after year, passport comes out on top. Now we've made it even better. The new passport 8500 X50, or as we like to call it the X50 Black delivers a vicious 40% performance improvement. It has a sophisticated new look and includes a fitted travel case and convenient Smart cord.

  • Exclusive autosensitivity mode
  • New high-performance laser protection
  • 3 High-resolution meter modes
  • New re-programmable microprocessor
  • New advanced EZ-programming
  • Mute and automute
  • 3-levels of brightness control
  • Ultra-bright matirx display



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Manufacturer Warranty
1 year limited warranty

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8500X50 Blue Passport is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 160.
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 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 Second One! This is my second Escort the same as before. It has saved me a number of times in just the last month! The new 8500 is much lighter than the old ones, and sticks to the glass much easier! I love this thing. The last one I had for 6 years!
Date published: 2014-02-21
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 The X-50 has saved me many times its cost. The range is exceptional and has never failed to alert me when there is a radar cop around. Where you really need the range is when instant-on radar is being used. If the detector is sensitive enough, it will pick up a signal far ahead when another car is being scanned. Pay attention, it may only give one short alarm but that is all you need. After extreme sensitivity, the other phenomenal feature of the X-50 is the ability to turn off any frequency band that is not used by the cops. In California I have found that all you need is Ka band. I shut off X and K bands and NEVER have a false alarm. This makes you pay attention when the detector does sound off and prevents annoying alarms and constantly jangled nerves.
Date published: 2013-12-10
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use...reliable Excellent Technology that has been reliable for me for years. Recently, I purchased a new detector and serviced my old one to give to my daughter.
Date published: 2013-12-29
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
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