New updated version with a 40% performance improvement and a new look!!
The Escort Passport 8500 X50 radar detector is one of the best high performance models on the market today. For years, Escort has been leading the industry in performance and quality and the 8500 X50 is no exception. In addition to providing great range and response time to police radar, the 8500 offers amazing Instant-On radar detection. The Escort 8500 X50 is a tested, reliable design with proven performance.
For maximum performance, its new "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides an extreme range of detection on all conventional and "instant-on" radar police radar, including POP mode and X-Band. The 8500 X50 Black now has up to 50% greater range than the original Passport 8500 on K and Ka bands. The PASSPORT 8500 X50 also includes Escort's Traffic Sensor Rejection (TSR) software to filter out false alerts.
Along with it's superior performance, this model features Escort's ExpertMeter™ multiple threat display which can detect and alert you to a possible 8 different radar threats at once. The Passport 8500 X50 also features an AutoSensitivity™ mode, which automatically adjusts sensitivity levels to your driving conditions and virtually eliminates false alarms. This model will also detect POP mode radar as well.
An introduction to the Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black
How to set up and configure the Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black
Three High-Resolution Display Modes
The Escort 8500 X50 features a powerful display, which has 3 possible modes:
In the standard bar graph mode, the Escort 8500 X50 will show one band that was detected and a bar graph representing the signal strength.
In ExpertMeter™ mode, the 8500 X50 can identify band and relative signal strength of up to radar 8 signals at once.
In SpecDisplay™ mode, the detector will show the band and actual frequency being detected.
Includes SmartCord MuteDisplay™ Power Cord
The SmartCord MuteDisplay™ accessory is a unique power cord with a power-on indicator, an alert lamp that warns you of radar and laser, and a convenient mute button right on the lighter plug! It's the perfect addition for any car when reaching the detector's mute button on the windshield is a stretch. Also, for discreet night driving, put your Passport 8500 X50 detector in the dark mode, and use the SmartCord MuteDisplay™ for visual alerts. Other drivers won't know you have a detector.
Passport 8500 X50 Black Features
X, K, Ka, and Super Wideband Ka Detection
360° Protection against all types of Laser
Instant-On (Pulse) Detection
Selectable POP Mode Detection
SmartShield® VG-2 Immunity
Brilliant Blue Text Display
Bar Graph Signal Strength Indicator With 3 Modes
ExpertMeter™ Multiple Threat Display
City and Highway Modes
Auto and Manual Muting
Maximum/Medium/Minimum/Dark Display Settings
Auto Memory Retention
SpecDisplay™ Display Option
Fully Adjustable Audio Levels
SmartCord Power Cord Included
One Year Manufacturer Warranty
Passport 8500 X50 EZ-Programming Customizable Features
Power-on Indication - 8 possible ways to configure the power-on display, including a voltage meter
Power-on Sequence - Standard/Fast
Signal Strength Meter - Standard/ExpertMeter™/SpecDisplay™
Auto Mute - on/off
Audio Tones - standard/loud
City Mode Sensitivity - Standard/Low X/No X
Brightness - Last/Minimum/Medium/Maximum/Dark
Dark Mode - Standard Dark/All Dark
Bands Detected - Bands Detected - Any individual band(s), including laser can be disabled.
Included with the Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black
Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black Radar Detector (Blue Display)
Quick Release Windshield Bracket
Coiled SmartCord Power Cord
Escort Travel Case
Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black (Blue Display) Specifications
Dimensions: 1.25" H x 2.85" W x 5.32" L
Instant-On (Pulse) Radar, K Band, Ka Band, Laser (front / rear), POP Mode Radar, X Band
Best Buy for the Buck review by RadarRunner1 on 9/7/2014
Very easy to use! Mount it up, plug it in, set audio to desired, set to Auto Mode, and you are protected!! Once you get used to the sounds of the different alerts you do not even have to look! The smart cord canceling is a bonus... just click to mute, signal strength is still visual! The minor problem I had was my wife kept complaining that she did not have an X50 so I purchased hers, it is quiet now except for real alerts!!!
Feel naked without it! review by Jimmyjack on 6/26/2013
Instant on radar got me first day. Cop said he was giving me a ticket only because of my radar detector. My intent (having the detector) made him decide not to let me off the ticket. He felt very enabled.