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Escort Redline XR

Escort Redline XR Review
 

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Unlike our competitors who will charge you an extra $100 to program your
Escort Redline to transform it into an Escort Redline XR and we'll do it
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Watch out for websites that offer the Escort Redline for substantially discounted prices. These models are likely older stale stock that is being blown out of inventory. This is common practice on sites like Amazon, eBay, Overstock and other general product websites.

Our Escort Redline's are always the most fresh and updated versions directly from Escort.

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The Escort Redline XR offers the very best range for highway and rural drivers who are primarily interested in extreme performance.

Includes:
  • Latest version of the Escort Redline
  • Escort 12 Volt SmartCord
  • New: Escort StickyCup Windshield Mount
  • Travel Case
Escort Redline XR Accessories:

List Price: $649.95
Escort Redline XR Price:
$549.95

Stock Status:In Stock

Product Code: REDLINE-XR
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Escort Redline XR Review

How can RadarBusters save you more than $100 on your Escort Redline XR?

An Escort Redline XR is simply a stock Escort Redline that is programmed by another retail site for an whopping extra $100 and promotes as the best radar detector on the market today.

Well we don't agree with this deceptive marketing practice to extract more money from the unsuspecting consumer and here is why.

First, "custom programming" the Escort Redline does only takes 30 seconds to do and rather than charging people for this simple modification we'll show how to do in our video below.

Second, we don't agree that the Escort Redline is the absolute best overall windshield mount radar detector on the market as we feel that the Escort Max 360 holds that distinction.



Escort Redline XR Summary

The main benefits of choosing the Escort Redline XR are:

Pros:
  • Extreme detection range - greater than 8-times the range of a police radar gun
  • Dual front facing antenna design maximizes sensitivity to all police bands
  • Stealth to all radar detector detectors (RDDs) including the Spectre III/IV
  • Ability to segment the Ka-band spectrum enabling faster scanning and longer range.
  • Can filter out some of the false alerts caused by the anti-collision sensors installed in new cars today
  • Easy to read LED display
  • Clear digital voice alerts
Cons:
  • The Escort Redline XR is not as effective as the Escort Max 360 and the new Escort iX at filtering out K-band CAS systems
  • Disabling TSR can lead to a significant increase in K-band false alerts from vehicle collision avoidance systems.
Conclusion:
  • The Escort Redline XR is one of the best available for highway and rural driving, but not the most suited for mixed highway and city driving.

What is Ka Band Segmentation?

If you look in your manual you’ll see that by default your Escort Redline is programmed to scan the entire Ka band from 34.700 to 36.0 GHz.

Now, this is a pretty large swath of real estate for the Escort Redline to scan, which slows it down and increases the possibility of false alerts.

As a result, Escort now enables you to select the frequencies you want your Escort Redline to scan through a process called band segmentation.

By enabling this feature, your Escort Redline will have increased sensitivity and fewer false alerts to Ka-band.

The best way to determine which bands you should segment is to operate in Spec Display for a few weeks noting the exact frequencies of Ka band in your area, to avoid blocking out any older police radar guns.

Common Police Ka Band Frequencies

By segmenting your Escort Redline XR you’re enabling it to focus only on the frequencies you select and the three most commonly used within the USA are:

• MPH Industries: 33.8 GHz
• Applied Concepts: 34.7 GHz
• Kustom Signals, Decatur & McCoy: 35.5 GHz

Recommended Ka Band Segmentation Settings

There are two methods you can use to segment your Escort Redline XR: the first is done manually, by going into the advanced programming menu option of your Escort Redline XR, the second, which is the fastest and easiest way, can be accomplished by interfacing to your smart phone with the Escort Live application.

Based upon the listings of the most commonly used Ka frequencies used in the US, your settings would be:

• Ka2: 33.704 to 32.896 (33.8 turned on)
• Ka5: 34.592 to 34.808 (34.7 turned on)
• Ka8: 34.378 to 35.618 (35.5 turned on)

Stealth to all RDDs

The Escort Redline XR s undetectable by all RDDs including the Spectre, which makes the Escort Redline the model of choice if you live and/or drive in Virginia or if you’re a professional driver.

Escort Live Ready

The biggest break through this decade in the speed counter measurement community is the ability for your Escort Redline XR to share historical and real time data with accuracy, with other Escort owners in the cloud.

By interfacing the Escort Redline XR with the optional Bluetooth power cord will enable you to connect to the Escort Live! community through your iPhone and/or Android smartphone.

This enables your Escort Redline XR to:

  • Alert you of real time police spotted alerts
  • Alert you of real time traffic enforcement speed traps in your area
  • Alert you of historical speed trap locations including aircraft enforcement locations
  • Alert you of fixed photo enforcement camera locations
  • Enables you to program the advanced features of your Escort Redline XR through your smart phone

Easy to Read LED Display

The Escort Redline XR has an easy to read, bright red LED display.

Additional features include:

  • Bar Graph – identifying the signal strength of the threat
  • SpecDisplay – identifies the actual numeric frequency of the band detected
  • 5 levels of brightness including full dark mode

Clear Audible Voice Alerts

The Escort Redline XR has easy to understand voice alerts, which warns you of approaching threats, enabling you to keep your eyes on the road and not on your Escort Redline XR.

User Preferences Programming

You can access the advanced programming features of your Escort Redline XR by pressing the buttons on your Escort Redline XR enabling you to:

  • Sensitivity – City, Highway, Auto, AutoNoX
  • Ka band segmentation
  • Display meter options
  • Audible tones
  • Automute – On/Off
  • Voice – On/Off

Included Accessories

Your Escort Redline XR comes shipped to your door with everything you need including:

  • NEW - Sticky Cup Windshield mount
  • 12-volt power cable
  • Carrying case

Additional Accessories

You can also accessorize your Escort Redline XR with these additional accessories

  • Escort Live Power Cable
  • Basic Direct wire
  • SmartCord direct wire
  • Dash Mount
  • BlendMount mirror mount

Motorcycle Use

When accessorized with the proper motorcycle mount, external warning device, and weather protection the Escort Redline XR becomes great for your motorcycle.

External Warning Device: The Escort Redline XR does have an external earphone jack, which you can plug into your motorcycle sound system. However, we would recommend the Legal Speeding HARD system, which is a wireless heads up display.

Weather Protection: There are several websites that sell “motorcycle detector boxes,” but we don’t recommend them. Instead, go to your local CVS and buy a child’s size shower cap. It’s cheaper and will protect your Escort Redline XR just as well.

Warranty & Support

Your Escort Redline XR comes with Escort’s 1-year warranty and our 30-day no risk money back guarantee.

Also, because we have been an authorized Escort dealer since 1995, you’re pre-approved to purchase Escort’s extended 24 month extend warranty for only $29.95.

Here on RadarBusters, We have several articles in his help guide section to assist you in getting the most out of your Escort Redline XR such as: How to Maximize the Use of your Detector and Defensive Driving Tips for Radar Detector Users.

You’re welcome to contact our support directly 24/7 by using the contact form on this website or calling our toll free number during normal business hours.

Why Buy from RadarBusters?


Authorized Escort Dealer: RadarBusters has been an authorized dealer for Escort since 1995, so you can be assured that you radar detector is covered under Escort’s warranty program and pre-approved for Escort’s 24 month extended warranty program.
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No Sales Tax: You will not be charged sales tax as long as your order is shipped outside of Arizona.

No Risk 30-Day money back guarantee: Don’t like your Escort Redline XR? Return it no questions asked!

Low Price Guarantee: By becoming a member of our VIP Club you will receive his 90-day price match guarantee, ensuring that you will get the best price anywhere!

Trade Up – Not In: Considering trading your old model for a new one? DON”T until you watch this video!

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Order March 22, 2017
Reviewer: Francis McVetty from Yorktown Hts, NY United States  
As advertised. Shipment on time and working great.

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Redline August 9, 2016
Reviewer: Randy Hughes from Melissa, TX United States  
I purchased this unit after extensive research and contributions from RadarBusters. I received it in a  timely manner and it was programmed exactly as requested. If I buy another detector I will certainly go here and i will definitely share this experience with others.

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Radar Detector July 4, 2016
Reviewer: J. Anthony Thompson  
Very good

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Wonderful Customer Service and Guidance June 25, 2016
Reviewer: Rona Peckich from Fort Bragg, CA United States  
I have no idea about Radar Detectors but desperately needed a high quality reliable system...Mike was extremely knowledgable and kind.

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Redline April 10, 2016
Reviewer: Carl Sheffield from Oswego, NY United States  
Seems to be a ok unit.. But still waiting to get a legit hit on k or ka,, that is at good distance like it claims it can do.. But i guess LOCATION, LOCATION,, is the trick with any detector...

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