I have a question, I'm new to the forum. I have done alot of reading and everyone is saying that Cobra sucks. I just bought one and might return it because I need it to work although I'm kinda broke. I do have another radar detector it a 1733. Now my question is does the cobra suck more then the 1733? Also I have read that the Xtreme Range Superheterodyne makes a cobra alot better then the previous models is this true? I have the Cobra 9430 right now and have not had enough time to test it. The max I can spend on a radar detector would be $150. Should I return it and go with a cheaper Bel? I live in Sacramento California so I think they only use Ka out here. Please let me know your input.