Originally Posted by Goofyguy
9500I. Love it. Again Im not biased as Ive had them both. If you are ok with falses but need those arrows then thats the way to go. I refuse to turn off any bands of radar after I spend $400 bucks. My V1 treated me very well and I do miss knowing where the radar comes from but at the same time I dont miss every CVS, WalMart, Speed Sign, Airport, 7-11 setting mine off. Also the Screen acts as a spedo on the passport so you know how fast you are actually going instead of what the gauge in the dash is making you think your going.
In terms of sensativity it depends on where it mounted, how its mounted and so on. They are truly apples and apples. The downside of the Passport is when the radar goes off the red light starts flashing, your screen tells you how fast your going incase you didnt know, then it tells you the band. Audible will give away which band as they all have thier own distinct sound but as a beginner you will panic every time till you know.
That was one of the ups that I liked about the 9500ix, the digital display seems to be very helpful but then again the arrows seem to help as well. Do you have passport live? I hear that helps with the positioning of where the cops are. Now I'm confused on which I want now. The 9500's seem to be certain but a bit slower and the v1 seems to be quicker but more false readings. If you got rid of your v1 and still have the 9500, that should say a lot. What kind of driving do you do? A lot of city or hwy? Which is easier to operate in terms of turning things on and off? And which is easier to hardwire?
Originally Posted by DanielGonz
My roommate has the escort 9500... and that motherfucker goes off like 3 times on the way to the gym (about a few blocks away). He's ALWAYS having to silence it, and I'm like "WTF? What's the point of a radar detector if you're already used to thinking that every signal is a false positive?"
Then I bought a V1, put it in Advanced Logic mode, and have been happy I didn't get the 9500.
Hmmmm a 9500 giving false alerts? O.o does your v1 ever throw false alerts? I always thought that the 9500's had an anti false filter. Has he updated it recently? (Thru the computer)