I am back. The "New" Passport X80

Discussion in 'Escort' started by Marty, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Marty

    Marty MartyTheMortician General User

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    Greetings:
    Lil monsters stole my Passport /I bought 3 years ago...Worked GREAT ...Its PERFECT for me...Does anyone know...Is the "X 80" upgraded from the orig. Passport? Its still 300 bucks..and Escort is a lil sketchy with their product info/Have it been improved? Off Axis detection was a common gripe 3 years ago...KA pinging on Instant on, with virtually NO warning...at times...Is it improved? Basically...WHATS UP??? LOL.

    Great to be back...In Florida now/DAB area.
     
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  2. Vortex

    Vortex Making Videos Administrator Premium Member

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    The X80 is literally the exact same thing as the Passport, just with a different Bluetooth chip that simplifies the initial pairing process with your phone (Just like the two different versions of the Max360). There's no difference in terms of features, performance, or filtering.

    If you're looking for improved performance, you may want to take a look at the Uniden R1 or R3 now.
     
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  3. warnerwh

    warnerwh Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    That old radar detector has some serious competition in that price range. I'd not even consider it considering the Uniden R1 is far superior and I'm sure has better bsm filtering too. Or the Uniden DFR7 is also actually less than the X80 and even has gps. Do yourself a favor and do some research here. We have guys with all the radar guns made or close to it that do actual testing under various conditions so we know what the real world performance of the various radar detectors is and we don't have to go by manufacturer claims.
     
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  4. Dreyzx10r

    Dreyzx10r Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    That Lil Monster did you a favor. So now you can up grade to a R1 or R3 Uniden.

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  5. Driver66

    Driver66 Probably driving Beginner User Premium Member

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    Glad to have you back Marty. I had the X70 which is essentially the same thing as the 80. It wasn't a bad detector but you could get equivalent performance with a few less features from a Uniden DFR5 for literally half the price. As Vortex said above, if your going to spend $300 buy an R1 and as warnerwh said if you want GPS lockouts go Uniden DFR7. I have an R1 now and there is no comparison when it comes to detection performance. The R1 beats it by THOUSANDS of feet, and the off axis detection and BSM filtering are far superior. Snoop around in the real world videos section there's tons of great R1/3 stuff there. Good luck.
     
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  6. focalcivic

    focalcivic PSL +15 Advanced User

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    I have the Passport used a few times. Willing to sell it if you want.
     
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  7. Marty

    Marty MartyTheMortician General User

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    Thanks ALL...Vortex, I have been looking for you, as I would like a quick chat, away from you, about a friend, my friend. :)...focalcivic..We may do that...gimme a week..OK? We chat. THANK YOU. I am considering the X 80...Here is why..Remember, I am your basic 10-15 over speeder...and damn it, that Passport just worked..Saved me arse many times...Remember too, I moved to Florida over a year ago, from Chicago (Speed Camera's/Red light/Tolls...I was always waiting to se God on a street corner with his hand out for DRIVING FINES..Kick your LIVE app on in Chicago..It is INSANE packed with it ALL! GREED folks. Anyway in using WAZE/Live with the Passport, it really just worked!! IF this is not a dinosaur, just tell me. Will the Unidens work with LIVE, meaning: Can I see/post alerts, police spotted, etc...and, I am seeing a hell of a lot more filtering for those pesky K Beeps (I can almost tell when it is a falsely, by hot it alarms)Thanks to all, any comments appreciated. I kinda vanished a few years ago and am very glad to be back with you. Vortex, It will just take a few moments...Thanks...MartyTheMortician

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    OH .the off axis was not so good. I .remember . If Po Po was at an angle from there was a detection delay...Hills too. Thanks...

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    Been looking for I went and watch your Vid...GREAT ONE/get it. I would like to chat about an ol friend when you have a moment...I IM you. Thanks...for the info
     
  8. PointerCone

    PointerCone M3 Kng Advanced User Premium Member

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    No @Marty ER LIVE is an Escort product and not compatible with Unidens R1/3 . You posted the same question on ERF recently and you should know this. I have the feeling from your frequent posts of Escorts forum that you want you stick with ER products, so I'd be looking at a Redline EX which is compatible with Live. It's only $600 bucks and will give you everything you want, except it'll be sorely lacking the performance of the Unidens on Ka band particularly.
     
  9. focalcivic

    focalcivic PSL +15 Advanced User

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    @Marty let me know. My Passport is sitting in the closet used a few times It will save you a nice chunk off the new X80. Seems decent on Ka esp with Band Seg. Believe it or not it picked up some Ka my 3.872 V1 missed near a tunnel.
     
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  10. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Learning to Drive General User

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    If you stick with Escort make sure you buy a model that has their IVT filtering. If not the K band false alerts will drive you nuts. I can't believe they offer new models with no filtering.
     
  11. RadarSammich

    RadarSammich Learning to Drive General User

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    I have a 360 and got my r3 almost a month ago and I haven’t gone back to the 360 at all. I do miss the arrows but the range makes it worth it.


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  12. PointerCone

    PointerCone M3 Kng Advanced User Premium Member

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    @9C1Driver You sure about that?? I have IVT on several model including BUT not limited to a Max 1 and 2 and two M360s and formerly an Redline EX. IVT still doent work well at this juncture unless you;re also running TSR with it.
     
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  13. fishing66

    fishing66 PSL +15 Advanced User

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    Fixed that for you.......
     
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