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Escort Passport Max Radar Detector FS @ Amazon $279

satellite779 1,451 467 August 10, 2016 at 03:15 PM in Tech & Electronics More Amazon Deals
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Last Edited by satellite779 September 1, 2016 at 10:23 PM
Matches previous FP deal. Amazon is authorized Escort seller so manufacturer warranty applies.

https://www.amazon.com/Escort-010...00E40QPX8/

Edit: Now down to $279

I assume price will fluctuate as people start buying these.
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Not bad, but Newegg has it for $299.99 plus a $25 gift card, and no sales tax in my state.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...3JN1P91473
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Not bad, but Newegg has it for $299.99 plus a $25 gift card, and no sales tax in my state.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...3JN1P91473
Most likely no warranty (have to check that particular seller).
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Who gave this deal a thumbs down? This is the lowest price (not including rebates or gift cards) that this his ever been and from a reputable seller like Amazon who has free 2-day shipping for many. Seems like a thumbs-up-worthy deal to me.
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Who gave this deal a thumbs down? This is the lowest price (not including rebates or gift cards) that this his ever been and from a reputable seller like Amazon who has free 2-day shipping for many. Seems like a thumbs-up-worthy deal to me.
OP here: I think people are getting pissed off at Escort for providing average products for a lot of money. Also, Max has been discontinued so no more firmware updates, which, in the world of ever increasing use of radar technologies (e.g. BSMs) will lead to a more chatty detector. However, there's no guarantee that the latest and the greatest right now will be updated in 2 years time, so at the moment, Max for $288 is not a bad deal. I personally use Uniden LRD950 and I'm happy with it. The only thing that could be improved are addition of auto-lockouts (patented by Escort) and increased lock-out memory.
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OP here: I think people are getting pissed off at Escort for providing average products for a lot of money. Also, Max has been discontinued so no more firmware updates, which, in the world of ever increasing use of radar technologies (e.g. BSMs) will lead to a more chatty detector. However, there's no guarantee that the latest and the greatest right now will be updated in 2 years time, so at the moment, Max for $288 is not a bad deal. I personally use Uniden LRD950 and I'm happy with it. The only thing that could be improved are addition of auto-lockouts (patented by Escort) and increased lock-out memory.

I know the Max has been discontinued but this doesn't automatically mean no more firmware updates but they will be sooner than later.


That being said... you know how many firmware updates I've done on my 9500ix detectors that have worked fine for nearly a decade? Zero.


If the detector works great today it will likely work fine like that for as long as you own it. I hope Max prices keep coming down because eventually it will be low enough that I can buy new ones and then Craigslist my used 9500ix for closer to what I paid for the Max making it a logical upgrade. I did that with my 9500's and my x50's before that. This has been a good plan of attack for me over the decades so I will likely do it with a newer model once they hit a sweet spot type price for me.


All that aside, $288 for this detector is still a great price.
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I know the Max has been discontinued but this doesn't automatically mean no more firmware updates but they will be sooner than later.


That being said... you know how many firmware updates I've done on my 9500ix detectors that have worked fine for nearly a decade? Zero.


If the detector works great today it will likely work fine like that for as long as you own it. I hope Max prices keep coming down because eventually it will be low enough that I can buy new ones and then Craigslist my used 9500ix for closer to what I paid for the Max making it a logical upgrade. I did that with my 9500's and my x50's before that. This has been a good plan of attack for me over the decades so I will likely do it with a newer model once they hit a sweet spot type price for me.


All that aside, $288 for this detector is still a great price.
I'm using 9500ix, could you share what you think are advantages to Max?
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I know the Max has been discontinued but this doesn't automatically mean no more firmware updates but they will be sooner than later.


That being said... you know how many firmware updates I've done on my 9500ix detectors that have worked fine for nearly a decade? Zero.
That's why 9500ix is falsing a lot more than more recent detectors. I had 9500ix before switching to Uniden LRD950 and I get an order of magnitude less falses from BSMs with Uniden. Range appears to be better too.
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Who gave this deal a thumbs down?

I did. It is not a good product....at any price. Will not detect laser.*

*these are my personal observations and experiences in my own personal geographic area.
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I did. It is not a good product....at any price. Will not detect laser.*

*these are my personal observations and experiences in my own personal geographic area.
I don't know about laser problems with Max, but realistically, how useful is laser detections? If you are targeted with laser, LEO already knows your speed. Chance of catching scatter are minimal. If you're worried about laser, you really need to invest in ALP.
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I'm using 9500ix, could you share what you think are advantages to Max?
As I tried to explain I think most of the advantages are largely cosmetic. For instance, my Tacoma has orange dash lighting (really Toyota? ewe) and I can switch the display to match the rest of my interior at night. Of course this isn't a big deal at all but it's one of those cosmetic things I eluded to. I've heard that they do slightly better with BSM and other falses plus there's a few more features in the menu that could be useful. There's plenty of comparisons online you can review yourself but I drew the conclusion that they were fancy and neat but didn't represent a significant upgrade over what I was already running. Not enough to make me want to pay the $500+ they were when they came out. Now that they're sub-$300 I think I can see myself buying a few and then CL our used 9500's for whatever we can get for them which may be near the purchase price of the Max now that they've come down in price. In the end, whatever advantages we end up with won't be life changing but will probably be worth the nominal cost associated with upgrading.

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That's why 9500ix is falsing a lot more than more recent detectors. I had 9500ix before switching to Uniden LRD950 and I get an order of magnitude less falses from BSMs with Uniden. Range appears to be better too.


Maybe for you but and others but I really haven't had any problem with that where we live. This is why I say I've never done a firmware upgrade and don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. I locked out false locations the first several months (or years for areas less traveled) and they've been fantastic in their performance ever since. While I get there may be better on paper or in scientific tests these have suited my needs for nearly a decade and I don't have a traffic ticket nor does my wife. Mission accomplished.
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Maybe for you but and others but I really haven't had any problem with that where we live. This is why I say I've never done a firmware upgrade and don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. I locked out false locations the first several months (or years for areas less traveled) and they've been fantastic in their performance ever since. While I get there may be better on paper or in scientific tests these have suited my needs for nearly a decade and I don't have a traffic ticket nor does my wife. Mission accomplished.
BSMs in modern cars can't be locked out as they are not stationary. I guess in areas where there are not many new cars with BSM and adaptive cruise control, falsing from cars is less of an issue. But in major cities with many new cars, it is. And radar detector's ability to filter these out is essential for having a (relatively) quiet ride. Otherwise, what's the point of detector which beeps all the time?
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BSMs in modern cars can't be locked out as they are not stationary. I guess in areas where there are not many new cars with BSM and adaptive cruise control, falsing from cars is less of an issue. But in major cities with many new cars, it is. And radar detector's ability to filter these out is essential for having a (relatively) quiet ride. Otherwise, what's the point of detector which beeps all the time?



At no point did I say you COULD lock out BSMs. That's not why it's a non-issue for me. It's not a problem I personally experience and feel like, for most users, this issue is widely exaggerated. For those that do experience daily problems, get a different detector. Simple as that. For users like me this is a moot point.


FWIW I live in Northern Colorado (Fort Collins area) and frequent the cities of Boulder & Denver as well as everything in between and I still don't experience rampant issues. Plenty of new cars here as the economy is doing alright.



Again, no issues. None. I don't have radar detectors that beep all of the time. If I did I would do something about it. My equipment seems to work just fine for my needs.
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