My Escort-8500-X50-Radar-Detector-p/x50.htm">8500 x50 has issues, so I'm looking for another good detector. The absolute most I want to spend on another is $220 shipping and all. On his site i can get the v955 for $141, or the v995 for$201 with the 10% discount. I've put in many hours last week researching the forum about these two, as well as the Rx65. What I dont understand is that the v995 and Rx65 are simalar, but Roy doesn't reccomend it for the U.S. Whats even more confusing is the fact that people who have one swear by it. They even say the v955 has the same range, but the drawback is that it's firmware is not upgradable and i dont want to spend that much money on something that will be obsolete in a few years. I've read most of the posts on these two and still cant decide. My biggest question is why does he say to stay away from the v995. Help!!!