I picked up a new 955 about 9 days ago. This is not my first detector. I live in Nor Cal and travel about 72 miles round trip to work each day. My commute is 280 Freeway between Pacifica and Mountain View, Ca. Itís all freeway.
I travel the same route each day and at approx the same time. Settings on the 955 are default except for X band Ė OFF. X is not used anywhere here.
Why Iím on the fence. Iím getting 12-15 K band alerts each direction, every day. Thus far, I havenít seen one LEO. Iíve lived here over 30 years and have been driving this road for more than 20 of them. I know where the speed traps are and the places where LEOís can hide. There just arenít that many spots for them to tuck themselves in.
So basically, I am getting an alert approx every 4 min. I have been using detectors for long enough to know the difference between a false and a legitimate threat. Some of the alerts appear legitimate, but the majority appears false. This is not what I expected as my 745 seems to filter K Band a lot better. However, itís using 8-10 year old technology. I understand that some falses can be attributed to other lesser quality units in other vehicles, but this is just too much. Iíve barely got my foot down again before itís time to slow down. Based on the reviews I read, I believed the 955 would be quite a step up for me. So far, Iím not feeling it.
Iíve tested using AutoScan, Highway and City. K behaves the same in all three. I know Beltronics makes a quality product. I donít think my expectations are unrealistic. I am open to trying a 995, but based on what Iíve read here, the filtering appears to be the same? Thus far the K band performance of this detector has been lack luster for me. Unfortunate since this is the most widely used band in this area and by LEO in the city where I live. I would appreciate anyone's comments or to hear from anyone who has experience with this areaÖ.
Thanks for reading.......