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    Default Odd Cobra XRS models

    Was looking around in the automotive electronics section in Wal-Mart yesterday and I noticed that there were two models of Cobra radar detectors. One was the XRS777 and the other the XRS747. I was just wondering what the deal was with these. I can't find any mention of them on the Cobra website, or anywhere else for that matter. They're not listed on the Wal-Mart website. Are these just models that Cobra is making for Wal-Mart only? The 777 appears to be somewhat similar to the XRS9700 on features, but it does look different. Any info on these?

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    Wow, those ARE odd.
    IMHO, Cobra has WAY too many different detector models...

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    Hmm, I did a search for the XRS777's and nothing came up. I wish I knew what they looked like... and what is all of this I hear about cobras latest model cutting the sensetivity to reduce false alerts?

    My buddy had a 9300 that outpreformed my 9600 by a few seconds. I was always dumbfounded by this... I always thought the newest model of a detector would be the best? :roll:

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    CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nothing came up :shock:

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    i have a cheap cobra unit right now; i'm in the market right now for one of the "superstars" because i've gotten caught twice lately (once at night, once while daydreaming b/c i was only doing 7 over...stupid TX )

    both scenarios were the (i assume) usual, "hey, is that a--BEEP-BEEP-BEEBEEBEEBEEBEEP" yeah, so...here i am looking for "the best."

    also: when it starts Ka at 1 & then skyrockets to 5, that's gotta be instant-on, right? well, either way, i'm tired of "driving blind." my car is way too much fun to obey these silly speed limits :P

    also, again: i dont need any help on what to buy, i've got my mind set...x50 red, m20, & laserveil...maybe one of those inexpensive photo "blockers" for LONG trips...

    eh, okay...just wanted to share my experiences w/ ppl whom i'm sure have experienced the exact same things before ops:

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    Personally, I have had the XRS 9600- and I dont think it ever has jumped from 1 to 5. I always remember just climbing the scale really fast. I was thinking cobras instant on preformance was really poor.... Now from personal experiance the x50 is very good at picking up instant on radar. Saved my tail a few times! But, I must warn you- you go with the red now but I swear after a week you'll be dying for the blue...

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    why "dying for the blue"?

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    Well, if you have never thought about the blue- then dont get it. I didnt think itd matter to me at all so I got the red. Then after about a month I was dying for the blue... and ended up selling ym red on ebay and buying a blue :roll:

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    but why did the red suck? was it too bright or something?

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    yeah... Personally I'd rather a red one...

 

 

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