People keep claiming that their RD is the best whether its the BelRX65, Escort X50, or the V1. I've been going to many reviews on sites to determine which one I would invest in. I'm currently in Georgia where RD's are not illegal so the Bel STi wasnt a main concern for me (not worth the extra moolah since performance is about same). Anyway, looking into the future, it is my understanding that the Bel RX65 is the latest released detector out of all the ones mentioned above (besides STi) so usually one would tend to pick that. It also has the Ku band and can be upgraded for later firmware versions. As far as laser, i'm pretty confident that the new AL6.5 will take away a need to detect laser since it will be jamming. This seems to eliminate the V1 since that was the main advantage above all the rest. This would leave either the X50 or the BelRX65. The X50 seems to be a great unit from what I hear and detects laser a little better than RX65 but as before mentioned, not a big concern. The Bel RX65 seems to be the way of the future since it has the new SMS thing and has better detection of radar (which would be the main concern of somebody who doesnt need to worry about radar as much). In other words, before this amazing AL6.5, the X50 seemed to be the way to go since it could detect radar a little better, but now the RX65 seems to be the way of the future since it has better radar band detection from what I've researched. I would also like to see more videos of the RX65. So.... let the comments start flying.