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  1. Radar ROID
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    Typical softball review. Where’s the meat and potatoes here. Fact is, the Max Deaux is nothing more than the Max1 with an integrated LIVE interface. Nothing else has changed and performance is same. Passport is 8500 with band segmentation and traditional M4 horn. RR should have disclosed that these are preproduction models and that the production units may be quite better than what he tested 6 weeks earlier. Oh, and on what planet is a Max better than a segged Redline?

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    • Radar ROID, the units I tested were not pre-production units, they already had the units in production when I received them. And as far as a segmented Redline the typical RD user does not segment their detector, they use it as it is out of the box. Thus the Max does have better range then a non segmented Redline.

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  2. Adam

    Radar Roy,

    How does the range compare to the 9500IX? Also does the Escort Live work just as well at locking out false alerts as the 9500IX does?

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  3. Sam R

    Radar Roy,

    You state in this review that the Passport is based on the M4 antennae design but in the Max2 review, you say that they are both based on the M5?

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  4. Jordan W

    Roy, thanks for the review. I’m curious to know if you think this detector is on par with the 9500ix, or would it be considered in between the 8500 x50 and 9500ix? Not sure if I should go with the 9500ix or the new passport. Range is my biggest concern.

    Thanks!

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  5. Howard Stumpf
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    Enjoy all of your reviews. My old detector is a Beltronics. I finally bought a new Passport. Getting used to it, I had my Beltronics for a while. Question: When I try to update the software and the database by using Detector Tools, when I plug in my detector to my computer, it says voltage too low, shutting down and please unplug. That was one of the features I wanted to have. any suggestions. PS: I plugged my detector into my wife’s computer, same results. I will post another comment when I have had the unit for a few months.

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  6. brent

    radar roy,does the whistler cr 85 pick up the new hand held digital guns like the escort passport?

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  7. I have de-installed my Blinder 905quad unit from my old Cadillac cts-v and re-installed it in my new cts-v. Now I can not find my owners manual. I have searched the Internet and can’t find where I can either download it or buy one. At the present time my front two units display red and the rear units display green.
    The front units are behind the grill (I placed them so the sensing units are located in the square of the mesh). The rear units positioned at the left and right of the license plate (unobstructed).
    Could you assist in finding where I can find a manual that would explain the lights, and switches.
    Thanks in advance.
    Rex

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    • This should do it for you. Everything is plug and play (power and ground). Just make sure the heads are clean, level, straight, and have a clear and unobstructed view forward.

      Here’s a reference:

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