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Escort Passport 8500X50 Black Radar Detector, Blue Display

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Style: Blue Display
Technical Details
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions3 x 3 x 3 inches
Item model number80-000085-15
Warranty1 year
  
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ASINB005IQGU0A
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Date First AvailableOctober 15, 2011
  
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Style: Blue Display
  • Model: 80-000085-15
  • Warranty: 1 year

Product Description

Style: Blue Display

Product Description

Escort BLUE RADAR DETECTOR MAP 339.95

From the Manufacturer

PASSPORT 8500

Passport 8500 X50

The PASSPORT 8500 X50, or as we like to call it the "X50 Black", delivers a vicious 40% performance improvement. The improved model has a sophisticated new look and includes a fitted travel case and convenient SmartCord.

The Passport 8500 X50's improved "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.

The advanced technology that allows for a wide detection range is called digital signal processing (DSP) which provides maximum range, with minimum false alarms.The Passport 8500 X50 also includes our proprietary Traffic Sensor Rejection (TSR) software to eliminate false alerts.

Enhanced Radar Protection

Our enhanced "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides extreme long range warning on all radar: conventional and "instant-on" including POP mode, X-band, K-band, and SuperWide Ka-band. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides maximum range, with minimum false alarms.

Exclusive AutoSensitivity Mode

ESCORT's patented AutoSensitivity mode intelligently identifies real threats from other radar sources. Plus, our exclusive Traffic Signal Rejection (TSR) software rejects interstate traffic sensors making it quiet to own and operate.

High-Performance Laser Protection

PASSPORT's multiple high-performance laser sensors provide maximum laser warning, with superior off-axis protection. For the ultimate in laser protection add the optional ZR4 Laser Shifter.

Three-Levels of Brightness Control

Choose between Dim, Medium, or Max brightness levels, or fully dark for discreet night driving.

Three High-Resolution Meter Modes

PASSPORT provides three types of meter displays: Standard Bar Graph, exclusive ExpertMeter, and our unique SpecDisplay.

Ultra-Bright Matrix Display

PASSPORT's matrix display uses 280 individual ultra-bright LEDs to provide crystal-clear information for alerts, signal strength and text for programming.

Mute and AutoMute

Patented Mute and AutoMute feature automatically reduces the volume level during an alert to eliminate annoyance from long radar encounters.

New Advanced EZ-Programming

PASSPORT comes ready to use out of the box. However, you can also instantly customize it for your unique driving preferences, including Power-On indication, Meter type, AutoMute, Brightness level, including full Dark Mode, Audio Tones, and selectable radar and laser bands.

What's in the Box

PASSPORT 8500 X50, ESCORT zippered travel case, quick-release windshield mount, coiled SmartCord, comprehensive owner's manual and quick reference card

Key Features

  • 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, Varactor-Tuned VCO, Scanning Frequency Discriminator, Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Laser Detection: Quantum Limited Video Receiver, Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes
  • Display Type: 280 LED Matrix/Text, Bar Graph, ExpertMeter, SpecDisplay, Three-Level Dimming, plus Dark Mode
  • Power Requirement: 12VDC, Negative Ground, Escort SmartCord Included
  • Compact Size: 1.25 H x 2.85 W x 5.32 L (inches)
  • Sensitivity Control: Highway, Auto and City
  • Programmable Features: Power-On Indication, Power-On Sequence, Signal Strength Meter, AutoMute, Audio Tones, City Mode Sensitivity, Display Brightness, Dark Mode, Radar / Laser Bands
  • Auto Calibration Circuitry
  • Mute, AutoMute and SmartMute
travel case
Travel case
windshielf mount
Windshield mount
smartcord
Smartcord

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Sensitivity is great and it has fewer false alarms.
E. Jacobsen
I had an old Passport that stopped working after years of use and I love this new one!
Ellen Thorp
I've had it warn of radar signals from as far as 2 miles away!
DRowan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

224 of 234 people found the following review helpful By ZapNZs TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 5, 2011
Style Name: Blue Display
The 8500 series Passports have been around for slightly over a decade and have seen two major revisions. This is the current, 2011, revision. I own all three revisions (8500, 8500 X50, and now 8500 X50 Black), and I give this product a lot of praise. For most drivers, this is one of the best choices in its price range.

The X-band performance on all models has been great. For this revision, K and Ka bands have seen substantial improvements, as has the 'ramp-up', which is how a signal has a progressive increase to and decrease from the target. Its laser performance and filtering is unchanged. Like the previous model, its filtering is the best in the business. It's off axis detection seems to be improved, thanks to a newer type of lens. The speaker is LOUD, which is what you want, and the tone sounds are very distinct. Like the previous models (and virtually all detectors), do NOT rely on it for LIDAR (laser) detection. For that you need a LIDAR jammer.

The black color is a nice change as it does not clash with interiors and it looks much sharper than the previous silver colored one. The display is as crisp as always and the included true hard-carry and padded zipper case is a nice upgrade from the plastic box. This is a true travel case and great for the mobile user. As always, the mounting hardware and SmartCord are excellent (the SmartCord allows you to mute an alert without touching the unit and seeing an active alarm when the unit is in 'Dark' mode. The frequency display, expert meter, band customization, city sensitivity customization, voltage display and more give users many features allowing them to customize the unit for their area and specific driving.
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135 of 149 people found the following review helpful By Flexy McTwig on January 16, 2012
Style Name: Red Display Verified Purchase
This thing can smell bacon from miles out. Laser 17272 <--------look out for this gun (that is what my ticket had written on it), not many officers have it, but if they have line of sight (if they are hidden from view, it doesn't take long to get a lock as you crest a hill or turn a long corner), if they are only gunning potential speeders (people that look as if they are breaking the limit), and have their ka-band switched off, then you my friend, are a sitting duck (with ALL detectors). Drive more appropriately during daylight hours, because at night, they won't have ka turned off and you'll know about them miles in advance. Do your speeding at night! I made it from Miami to Madison averaging over 100mph (wide, open, empty highways) with lunch and fuel stops included (about a week after buying the 8500). This thing gave me about 45 seconds of warning each time that I approached a trap, most of the time I kept on speeding for 15-30 seconds, you'll see the signal bar slowly growing, it must run on magic. If states had the money to use laser only, detectors would be less than useless.
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59 of 69 people found the following review helpful By ZapNZs TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 5, 2011
Style Name: Red Display
The 8500 series Passports have been around for slightly over a decade and have seen two major revisions. This is the current, 2011, revision. I own all three revisions (8500, 8500 X50, and now 8500 X50 Black), and I give this product a lot of praise. For most drivers, this is one of the best choices in its price range.

The X-band performance on all models has been great. For this revision, K and Ka bands have seen substantial improvements, as has the 'ramp-up', which is how a signal has a progressive increase to and decrease from the target. Its laser performance and filtering is unchanged. Like the previous model, its filtering is the best in the business. It's off axis detection seems to be improved, thanks to a newer type of lens. The speaker is LOUD, which is what you want, and the tone sounds are very distinct. Like the previous models (and virtually all detectors), do NOT rely on it for LIDAR (laser) detection. For that you need a LIDAR jammer.

The black color is a nice change as it does not clash with interiors and it looks much sharper than the previous silver colored one. The display is as crisp as always and the included true hard-carry and padded zipper case is a nice upgrade from the plastic box. This is a true travel case and great for the mobile user. As always, the mounting hardware and SmartCord are excellent (the SmartCord allows you to mute an alert without touching the unit and seeing an active alarm when the unit is in 'Dark' mode. The frequency display, expert meter, band customization, city sensitivity customization, voltage display and more give users many features allowing them to customize the unit for their area and specific driving.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful By David A. Roy on April 11, 2013
Style Name: Red Display
I really struggled with giving this a 5 but ultimately did because my issue is probably the exception to the rule. This is my 2nd Escort 8500 actually. After going to a top of the line Whister (the XTR-695 I believe) for a few months when the 1st one was stolen, I'm back to an 8500 and happy about it.

First the good stuff:
1) Great range. I'm very happy with the sensitivity, it gives plenty of warning time.
2) Menus are relatively easy to navigate and give lots of options.
3) On the loud volume range there is plenty of volume, but MAKE SURE you change it to the loud setting. Just spinning the volume wheel is not all there is to it! I have a electric cutout exhaust and with the cutouts wide open (no mufflers) and music turned loud enough to hear over that I still can hear it well enough to know when I need to slow down.
4) Display is nice and bright and easy to read in all lighting situations.

Now for what I DON'T like but most of you won't care:
1) If you use the regular windshield suction cup mount AND you have a steep angle on your windshield it's very difficult to get it level. I have a C5 Corvette Z06 and if bend the bracket enough for detector to be level, the tops of the suction cups don't clear the top of the detector itself as you slide it back against the windshield. I have it at an angle now where they are smashed against the top of the detector and it still sags downward in the front a few degrees. I'm sure it still works fine like that but it's irritating. I still give a 5 because it's still better then the Whistler bracket which didn't lock securely and under hard accelleration it would end up in my lap whereas the 8500 stay firmly in place even if it is at a slightly downward angle.

Summary: buy it!
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