Escort Max II Platinum on sale at Costco for $249 (2 Viewers)

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For anyone interested in the Max II, saw it at Costco for sale at $249. Sale is until 5/12
That is a pretty good deal. Thanks for the information!!


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Great deal! Good performance, BSM filtering, Bluetooth, and autolockouts for not a ton of $$.

On another note, discontinued Escort detectors take foreeeeeever to actually go away, lol...
 

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Great deal! Good performance, BSM filtering, Bluetooth, and autolockouts for not a ton of $$.

On another note, discontinued Escort detectors take foreeeeeever to actually go away, lol...
The least they could have done would been to have retooled the case to work with the mag mount.

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This is a great deal! It's a solid performer with good range on all bands, and it's QUIET when you want it to be. Great BSM filtering, and door opener lockouts. The perfect "no brainer, just plug it in and use it" detector. Perfect for a family member that knows nothing about RD's and could use some protection.

I put one in my wife's car. I'd grab another one, but am reserving the cash for my next "arrow" detector. The MAX II will probably go to my daughter.

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My wife just pick one up for me for Father Day and so far I love it, still playing around with the setting. Should I turn TSR off?
I don’t have a Max II, but I have a Max 360c. For the first 3 months that I had it, I ran TSR on, but I recently (several weeks ago) I started running TSR off. I haven’t really noticed any significant difference with false alarms or warning range with the TSR on vs off. Since the Max II does have very good BSM filtering, you may be able to run it off with no significant difference in false alarms. Before I sold my old Escort Passport 8500 X50 which had no BSM filter, I ran TSR on to help with filtering some of the BSM systems. I am sure Vortex has recommended settings on his website or You Tube for the Max II. You might just experiment with TSR on vs off to see what works best for you. With my Uniden R3, I run TSF on because it helps with K-band false alarms with no noticeable difference in warning range. With my Whistler CR97, I can tell a significant difference when I run it’s TFSR on vs off (on seems to adversely affect warning range, but reduces false alarms significantly). So far, As I said before, I haven’t noticed any real difference TSR on vs off with my Max 360c.


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I don’t have a Max II, but I have a Max 360c. For the first 3 months that I had it, I ran TSR on, but I recently (several weeks ago) I started running TSR off. I haven’t really noticed any significant difference with false alarms or warning range with the TSR on vs off. Since the Max II does have very good BSM filtering, you may be able to run it off with no significant difference in false alarms. Before I sold my old Escort Passport 8500 X50 which had no BSM filter, I ran TSR on to help with filtering some of the BSM systems. I am sure Vortex has recommended settings on his website or You Tube for the Max II. You might just experiment with TSR on vs off to see what works best for you. With my Uniden R3, I run TSF on because it helps with K-band false alarms with no noticeable difference in warning range. With my Whistler CR97, I can tell a significant difference when I run it’s TFSR on vs off (on seems to adversely affect warning range, but reduces false alarms significantly). So far, As I said before, I haven’t noticed any real difference TSR on vs off with my Max 360c.


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I ran my 9500ix with TSR on to reduce the BSM alerts, so I left it on when I purchased the Max 360 last November. Based on what you are saying, I think I will turn it off today and give it a try.
 

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My wife just pick one up for me for Father Day and so far I love it, still playing around with the setting. Should I turn TSR off?
I also have ran my Max II with TSR on and then off and noticed no difference. As I understand TSR does bring down the performance so I typically run with it off. The BSM filtering is great on this RD so I have not had an issue. Make sure to update to the latest firmware, that made a big difference in my BSM filtering.
 

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If you don't have Traffic Sensors in use in your area, turn TSR off. BSM (IVT) filtering are the same great filtering either way, but YOU WANT the best QUICK TRIGGER (instant on) response you can get. I/O Q/T is a real threat that requires the detector to alert ASAP. Some do it better than others, but running TSR when it's not needed will have an impact.

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I used to keep TSR off all the time when I had my Max2.
 

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Dang, thought I got a fair deal on mine for $300, 250 sound like an awesome buy.

I don't get why they don't keep making this detector. Doesn't lockup like the 360's, and better performance out of the box than the ex, plus all their "more entry" level detectors. Really for windshields, they should only be selling this, the ex, and the 360's-assuming the lockouts are 1000% fixed. Get ride of the ix, x80, 9500, etc... They want to be a premium brand so get ride of those and keep the awesome max 2 as their bottom end detector at 300 bucks and get rid of the outdated 9500 and x80. Is selling those just trying to clear inventory, and relying on brand reputation of people who don't do their research here before they buy? Probably. So then they make the ix c, what for? To have a weaker detector than this, that can connect to internet to update. I'd rather have to hook mine up to a computer, rather than have it update itself. Guess I'm paranoid though with hacking, and things updating when I don't want them to.

I can't stand my windows 10 updating whenever it feels like it. Apparently it isn't supposed to when you're doing stuff, but this pos has done it to me a bunch of times. Right in the middle of typing something and then it will take a year to update. If I was doing important work at the time, I'd really go nuts. Yeah, I only want to be connected to internet if I want to be
 

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Just a quick note - I work for Costco and the title is a little misleading. This is not the Escort Max II Platinum. The Platinum version comes with a usb port that is a part of the cord. This version has the standard smart cord -- no usb port built in to the cord itself, thus not the Escort Max II Platinum. I guess it is possible that other stores might have the platinum version at a particular location (we use to sell the platinum), but the ones we sell here in North Carolina do not have them. It also shows in the picture description that the cord is lacking the usb charging port.
 

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My wife just pick one up for me for Father Day and so far I love it, still playing around with the setting. Should I turn TSR off?
I would. Unless you do have the highway K band bots. Which this feature was designed for. It can help work certain BSM vehicles. Like caddy, and GMC SUV when I used the app to turn off and on while behind them. Most the time I keep it off. Unless going to Ohio where they still have the bots.

I have two Max O units. Both wife approved for quietness. Both good range quick response to alert when they see radar. BSM rejection is great.

Others have test that show TSR will stop some long range K band quick trigger stationary use.
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Just a quick note - I work for Costco and the title is a little misleading. This is not the Escort Max II Platinum. The Platinum version comes with a usb port that is a part of the cord. This version has the standard smart cord -- no usb port built in to the cord itself, thus not the Escort Max II Platinum. I guess it is possible that other stores might have the platinum version at a particular location (we use to sell the platinum), but the ones we sell here in North Carolina do not have them. It also shows in the picture description that the cord is lacking the usb charging port.
Good advice! Thanks for letting us all know.
 
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I've been considering the Costco Max 2 deal. I currently have a Uniden DFR6. Would the Max 2 be a good upgrade or should I just save a little more money and get a Uniden R3? Thanks.
 

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I've been considering the Costco Max 2 deal. I currently have a Uniden DFR6. Would the Max 2 be a good upgrade or should I just save a little more money and get a Uniden R3? Thanks.
It really depends on what your needs/wants are. Do you want longest range possible or automatic lockouts? I had a Max2 that I used for a few months and I found it to be a competent detector but nowhere near the sensitivity of the R3. It's advantage was the automatic lockouts which made it extremely quiet in the heavy city traffic. The Max2 Bluetooth is handy if you want to pair it up to a phone to get a larger display. Escort live is kinda useless as there aren't many users out there.
 

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