So I just switched to the STI driver from an x50. My reasons were because I was having huge problems with the x50 in that it would give constant k and ka alerts every once in a while. I am also moving to the southern Maryland area where I will frequently visit VA and DC.
I did a test with them side by side and found that my x50 was leaking k band, which was being picked up by the STI. However I also drove by a ka band speed trap a few times, and found that they picked up the source at the exact same time. I assume then that the radar detecting component of the two are the same, and that the STI simply has more RDD countermeasures?
I bought the STI at a Pilot gas station because it was on sale for $379 new. I realize now that I may not have the most updated version and was wondering what the latest edition was, as well as how to check on mine. Also, did I do the right thing on this or should I have gotten the x50 repaired and hoped for the best in VA?