I am from Europe. I read a lot about radar detectors latelly and I want to buy one myself.
In Europe the best model (only for dashboard) is "Bel 550 Euro". I want to know if there is a model "Bel 550i" for the rest of world. A friend has one, but he doesn't know if it supports europe's frequencies. I'm interested in Ku band as in Europe police uses Ku band Cameras (something like GATSO with a different band). My friend told me his detector was 1,5 years old and didn't support Ku band. Is it posssible, as 550 was the substitute for 990 and it was made especially for that reason, to cover the new frequencies.
If the 550i is not suitable for Europe, do you know if the US models, such RX65, V1, Escort etc (they support Ku band) are suitable ? Do they support the same frequencies as in Europe ? I don't know if the K and Ka bands are exactly the same in Europe as in US.
Another question is about the laser detection capabilities the radar detectors have. Does anyone have an experience where the detector detected laser guns ? I mean when a laser gun is pointing other vehicles in front, cause when we are aimed that's it, we are busted. If there is a detection, at what distance is this possible ?
Finally, what about POP mode and spectre ? In Europe we only have VG2, which is easy to detect, so no problem about that. But what about POP ? I believe the euro models are not equieped with POP mode and spectre. Do you have any information about this?
Thank you in advance about your time. If anyone could help I'd be glad.