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Old August 5th, 2013
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Default MAX Display not showing up in videos?

I have been on the line for a month now debating if I should purchase the MAX. I am very concerned for those signals not detected as demonstrated by the videos being posted as anyone would rather have a false alert than no alert at all. But it seems like the other major issue for me is the display.

Many of the videos with the MAX being tested, one cannot see the MAX display on many of them. Then the some videos that do show the MAX display, it flickers. I am aware of the space wasted on the display and the small font being hard to read, but is the MAX hard to see and read the display and is this just not being picked up on the many videos that show blank displays?

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I have the Max mounted in the middle of my windshield, pretty low...this is where I've always mounted my detectors.

I have no real trouble seeing/reading the display even during the day and I think its set to "auto."
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The display's real estate is not optimally configured in my opinion:
1. No need for the fixed, fairly useless, Overspeed block
2. The lettering & icons that show the band & source of an alert are too small
3. The whole display is too small (could have enlarged the display area by cutting back on the silver bezel perhaps)
4. It's too dark compared to prior led displays
5. Visual readouts are still bit fuzzy as opposed to expected 'High Def'
HOWEVER, the display is still readable. The recorded videos make it look much more washed out than it really is. I wouldn't be concerned in that regard especially since ESCORT lets you send the unit back if it doesn't meet your needs. I have a feeling that few will be sending them back as opposed to offering ESCORT suggestions on how to continue to improve & refine this high end detector.

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The display's real estate is not optimally configured in my opinion:
1. No need for the fixed, fairly useless, Overspeed block
2. The lettering & icons that show the band & source of an alert are too small
3. The whole display is too small (could have enlarged the display area by cutting back on the silver bezel perhaps)
4. It's too dark compared to prior led displays
5. Visual readouts are still bit fuzzy as opposed to expected 'High Def'
HOWEVER, the display is still readable. The recorded videos make it look much more washed out than it really is. I wouldn't be concerned in that regard especially since ESCORT lets you send the unit back if it doesn't meet your needs. I have a feeling that few will be sending them back as opposed to offering ESCORT suggestions on how to continue to improve & refine this high end detector.
I also thought it was supposed to be "High Definition Radar Performance" as in the display?
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I'm not sure what the 'Hi Def' marketing language refers too to tell you the truth.
1. DISPLAY. I anticipated the display would be 'Hi Def" because it was OLED as opposed to LED.
2. DETECTION. With respect to 'Hi Def" detection, that term was used in the ads in conjunction with digital signal processing (DSP). HOWEVER, both my 9500ix and 8500 X50 have DSP.
Your guess is as good as mine as to what 'Hi Def' is.
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I have been on the line for a month now debating if I should purchase the MAX. I am very concerned for those signals not detected as demonstrated by the videos being posted as anyone would rather have a false alert than no alert at all. But it seems like the other major issue for me is the display.

Many of the videos with the MAX being tested, one cannot see the MAX display on many of them. Then the some videos that do show the MAX display, it flickers. I am aware of the space wasted on the display and the small font being hard to read, but is the MAX hard to see and read the display and is this just not being picked up on the many videos that show blank displays?

Thank you.
The videos of "flickers" are probably related to video device recording the max. Also on the ones that you can't see from far. Video prob has auto brightness which darkens max to see background better. As mentioned on rdf the eye will see it different than a video recording.
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Many types of electronic displays from R-detectors to TVs have flicker rates that are too fast for the human eye to see but a video camera will see it. This is normal.
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