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The Max II has been around for close to 4 years. The iX is more like 1.5 years old. Which unit is likely to receive updates? Hopefully both but if only one is going to be updated, it'll probably be the iX.
Thanks for sharing your experiences. The Max II was launched in September of 2014 years (that's 2.5 years ago), and the Passport iX has been around less than a year.

According to EscortRadar all of the Max family will be offered firmware updates when needed.
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The Max II was launched in September of 2014 years (that's 2.5 years ago), and the Passport iX has been around less than a year.

According to EscortRadar all of the Max family will be offered firmware updates when needed.
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When I said "4 years", could it be I was thinking of the original Max instead of the Max II? Was the original Max released more than a year ahead of the Max II?

You said "Passport iX". Mine is the "Escort iX". I get confused sometimes about the naming nomenclature. I don't know if there was a "Passport iX" but on the box (packaging) I have, mine is called the "Escort iX". I thought it was released sometime late 2015.

It's harder to keep track of these things than you would think

Either way, thank you for setting the record straight.

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TBNTX -

When I said "4 years", could it be I was thinking of the original Max instead of the Max II? Was the original Max released more than a year ahead of the Max II?

You said "Passport iX" but are we talking about the same detector? Mine is the "Escort iX". I get confused sometimes about the naming nomenclature. I don't know if there was a "Passport iX" but on the box (packaging) I have, mine is called the "Escort iX". I thought it was released sometime late 2015.

It's harder to keep track of these things than you would think

Either way, thank you for setting the record straight.

Dan
If you look at the top of the Escort IX section of the forum Escort Radar made the first sticky in July or 2016 on this model. This was also when this section of the forum was created. So the Escort IX model is about 7 months old.

It's safe to say The entire Max line and the IX model will be getting updates in the future. Obviously when and how many is up to Escort. The IX filtering is a great example of this.
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If you look at the top of the Escort IX section of the forum Escort Radar made the first sticky in July or 2016 on this model. This was also when this section of the forum was created. So the Escort IX model is about 7 months old.
Butcher and TBNTX -

Yes, I stand corrected. Sorry for the mistake. It seems the Escort iX has been out less than a year.

I know I asked in my previous post but, having had time to think about it, I now change my mind - wasn't the original Max released in 2013? I know I said "Max II" but I now know that was a mistake,

So, the Escort iX was released in mid-to-late 2016. The Max II in Sept 2014 as TBNTX pointed out.

Wasn't the original Max released sometime in 2013?

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When I said "4 years", could it be I was thinking of the original Max instead of the Max II? Was the original Max released more than a year ahead of the Max II?
The original Max was announced in November, 2013

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You said "Passport iX". Mine is the "Escort iX". I get confused sometimes about the naming nomenclature. I don't know if there was a "Passport iX" but on the box (packaging) I have, mine is called the "Escort iX". I thought it was released sometime late 2015.
Nomenclature sometimes messes with me, too, but I'm referring to the Escort iX that was announced in July, 2016.

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I was wondering if you were ever going to update the "dirtbag" thread. Thanks for following up!

Your gut experiences are good:
- The all digital Max detectors will detect better than an iX.
- The GPS chip in the iX is newer than what is in the Max 2 which is why the acquisition speed is faster on the iX.

Keep in mind that the majority of people are going to come here to report issues. Most people do not come to a manufacturer's forum just to let them know they love the product. What you have heard here about the Max 2 were the most common issues reported. We listen and address them where necessary.

The Max detectors are the least compromising radar detectors currently available. Instant-on and detection on all radar bands while filtering to the level that the Max's filter is a huge accomplishment. This is why they are currently the most popular detector available.
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ER - I've been meaning to update for the past week but work/family commitments have kept me busy. Didn't mean to keep everyone waiting!

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Keep in mind that the majority of people are going to come here to report issues. Most people do not come to a manufacturer's forum just to let them know they love the product. What you have heard here about the Max 2 were the most common issues reported. We listen and address them where necessary.
It's clear you addressed the earlier issues with the Max.

I realized that I did more reading/research prior to my purchase of the iX back in November than I did a few months prior when the dishwasher had to be replaced. If I had gone to a dishwasher forum, I may have found bad things said about the model we bought. That's the nature of support forums.

Still, I enjoy when someone posts about how good their unit is.

Now, if I could just decide which detector to give my brother!

Dan
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