Ok.. Here's the deal.. I've been in the market for a detector, and was pretty much set on the RX65, however a friend of mine is willing to sell me his basically brand-new Vector 995 for $200.. (He hasn't sent in the warranty card or anything, and it's only 6 weeks old.. Basically the wife won't have it and he owes me a favor, but that's neither here nor there!)
I live in Virginia, so I wouldn't use it around here.. I drive cross-country 2-3x per year, next time coming up in just two weeks.. (Through WV, PA, OH, IN, IL, IA, NE or KS, then CO, UT, AZ, NV.)
Is there anyting I really lose by going with the 995 over the RX65? I understand the "multi-threat display" is the main difference.. I'd probably never use the "autoscan" on Ka (USA mode) anyways, since I'd be doing mostly rural highway stuff.
My only concerns about the 995:
-Multi-threat display.. Has anyone found this truly useful? I'm just hoping that the 995 won't blare out a false X when there's really another Ka in hiding..
-The range.. I know it was minimally less than the RX65 in Roy's tests, but could it be that Bel "cherry picks" the hardware for the Pro series, and lets the average stuff go to the Vector?
-Software upgrades -- if this is even really an issue; I know Bel has said now they'll upgrade the Vectors -- has this happened at all yet?
-Filtering.. Does anyone have any more details on the "lower filtering" that Roy reports? Could this just be a caveat of the Ka mode? I can't imagine Bel actually crippling filtering for a $30 MSRP difference.
I try not to go for second best, and for $30, I normally wouldn't.. but I really can't justify spending $100 extra if I have access to a 995 for $200.. Anyone think I'd regret not going for the RX65 in a year or so? What would you guys do?