upgrading my escortix

yomob2

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Hi, This is my first time posting and the forums opinion would be greatly appreciated. I currently have the escort IX and I'm getting alot of falses from construction signs, speed signs, honda and acuras bsm which radar in the $300 -$400range would be recommended?




1. What kind of vehicle you have and do you want a remote or a windshield mount?

I drive 2020 highlander and its hard wired

2. What's your budget?

300 to 400

3. Where you live ( address not needed of course) and what states , country or areas you primarily drive? ( this is essential)

I live in New Jersey and travel to ohio often so thru Pennsylvania. I also go to new york for business.

4. How you drive?

I speed and a little aggressive

5. What your daily drive is like (short trips? long trips? city? highway?) we ask this because of falsing issues that exist in many areas or cities.

city

6. How long you have been using countermeasures, if at all?

3 years and its been getting worse as more car on the road have the bsm monitoring

7. Are there curves, hills, obstructions or is the area flat as a pancake.

more or less flat

8. Are there Redlight cams/speed cams in your area and do you need / prefer a GPS enabled unit?
no cameras as of yet dont need the gps units

9. Thanks to ahl: "Are you willing/do you want to use your phone to pair with the RD?" and "What kind of device do you own (iOS/Android)". There is Escort LIVE and droid only YaV1 for the V1 apps one can use to adjust their RD. There is also V1 Driver in the ios APP Store for V1 users who wish to use an Apple device. ** Note that many of these apps allow you to use the APP (either droid or Apple) to readjust your settings for the V1. Escort Live allows you to do this as well on Escort products that are LIVE compatible.

not necessary to connect my phone as going in and out of my car often

10. Do you face MRCD and/or MRCT in your area?

I dont know


If you have any preconceived notions or thoughts about RDs, please tell us how long you've been using RDs or other units? etc. -- or any other relevant info you think might be important, let us know that as well.


Once again, the more details, the better. Rdf.org loves a good RD recommendation thread, especially when you give us a lot to work with.
 

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Hello @yomob2 and welcome aboard RDF! Regretfully, BSM false alerts are a problem with every radar detector. Some are definitely worse than others.

I see that you are looking for a recommendation for your next CM. Normally, you would complete this link: https://www.rdforum.org/form/4/select
and it would do everything that you’ve already done but it would start a new thread with your pre-filled information and allow members on RDF to make recommendations for you.

If you don’t get many recommendations here, you may want to give it a try. Again welcome aboard!
 

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Uniden R3. Use the GPS to take advantage of the Quiet Ride feature.
 

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@yomob2 , Welcome to the Forum!! I used to own the original Escort iX, and Escort never really supported that detector with meaningful firmware updates. I think there was only one minor firmware update in the two years that I owned mine. There are a lot of great radar detectors out there, and I would encourage you to read through the different sub Forums for the different brands for research, and follow @jestric advice above.
 

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