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    Default BEL 995 VS RX65

    I am looking at both these detectors would the new Ku band coming soon have a escort 7500 great detector has been very reliable but thinking of one of these two filtering aside is there much difference in the two?? which is the best detector for the money?? any help would be appreciated!!!

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    Default Re: BEL 995 VS RX65

    Quote Originally Posted by RadarRoy
    Yes, the techs at Bel say it is the same detector as the RX65 without the travel case. In testing the range was a bit shorter and filtering lower. But again, you could take two identical RX65 units and see the same difference during the same test
    Also, no multiple threat display, and no "US" and "International" settings for Ka band (it scans everything by default, which is GOOD)

    I haven't used the V995 but it seems like a pretty good value...

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    Jim,

    Have you been as impressed with the RX65 as Bob has? Me personally I know my V1 very well and would not trade it for any other detector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happya$$
    Jim,

    Have you been as impressed with the RX65 as Bob has? Me personally I know my V1 very well and would not trade it for any other detector.
    The RX-65 seems pretty decent for the price, and makes a good backup. It is installed in my girl's car and it will probably be there for a while.

    On the RX-65, the audio alerts might be loud enough, but I don't like the way they sound at all. They just aren't as "distinct" as the V1, and they never reach a constant tone, which makes it difficult to judge the threat level by the audio. I also don't like the "ringing" or "whirring" sound like x-band has (did they use surplus phone parts or what ) In my opinion, the audio alerts on the RX-65 are one of it's biggest drawbacks.

    It would take a heck of a lot better detector than the RX-65 for me to give V1. As far as I am concerned it just has too many advantages over the others.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbonzzz
    Quote Originally Posted by happya$$
    Jim,

    Have you been as impressed with the RX65 as Bob has? Me personally I know my V1 very well and would not trade it for any other detector.
    The RX-65 seems pretty decent for the price, and makes a good backup. It is installed in my girl's car and it will probably be there for a while.

    On the RX-65, the audio alerts might be loud enough, but I don't like the way they sound at all. They just aren't as "distinct" as the V1, and they never reach a constant tone, which makes it difficult to judge the threat level by the audio. I also don't like the "ringing" or "whirring" sound like x-band has (did they use surplus phone parts or what ) In my opinion, the audio alerts on the RX-65 are one of it's biggest drawbacks.

    It would take a heck of a lot better detector than the RX-65 for me to give V1. As far as I am concerned it just has too many advantages over the others.

    Jim
    Ya when my v1 went "constant tone" I knew for absolutley sure I was caught which was quite often using it. I called it the "BUUUURRR of Death"! :cry: Now I run a Bell....

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    I wish Valentine would make a more pleasing tone when It goes full tilt. I equate it to a Hydogen Bomb alert with the same effects on my nervous system... Maybe it could play an appropriate little jingle like " I shot the sherrif " or maybe a little Bob Marley... :wink:

    got any good ideas tunes for speeding infractions jim? Your my idea man! 8)

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    I might run some test between the two detectors when i get home for spring break, but the little my father has told me about his comparison is that 995 has about the same sensitivity as rx65 on the K and KA

    One thing that he has noticed is that the filtering on the rx65 is better

    Roy tested these detectors in his testing here are the results
    http://www.radarbusters.com/support/product-tests/2.asp
    BEL has told Roy that they are the same detectors.

    With the RX65 you get a hard case, winshield mount, and smart cord.

    You don't get a hard case or smart cord with 995 but you do get changable color face plates

    RX65 is a better value for the stuff you get

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    I owned a 995 for a while (just a few days). Ordered it from Roy and sent it back for an RX65 because it seemed to pick up a lot of door openers, etc. But I noticed with the RX65 that it's about the same. It also has days where it seems to POP-false more than others, so I might not have given the 995 a fair chance. That, and I was used to Cobra stuff, so I just hadn't adjusted to extreme K-Band sensitivty of Bel units.


    I just sent a friend to Roy's website a couple days ago and he ended up getting a 995. I've worked out a deal with him to swap detectors with him for a couple days and give it more of a chance this time so i'll see what opinions I can offer you all on the two.

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    a comparison test between both of them would be great. I'm intereded in that, too

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    How does this unit due on Pop detection read the test Roy did on the detectors great work Roy just had that question??

 

 

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