Well, today is a new day. I have re-entered the world of radar detection. 8)
I used to own a Cobra model radar detector 3 years ago. I haven't had a radar detector in my car since then. Today, I finally buckled down and picked up a Bel RX65 Pro for $232 total!
Well, as soon as I hooked it up and plugged it in, I started getting K alerts. About 30 seconds later, I saw a cop :shock: .. I was shocked, well it works. I left it on default settings for the ride home. It stayed quiet for the majority of the ride.
Coming down a very curvy, windy, 2 lane road, a car flashed their lights at me, letting me know a cop was sitting around. I smiled, and slowed down to 55 mph, wondering how long it would be before the Bel picked up any radar (assuming he has it on). Well coming around the bend of the next turn, I get a K alert at about 3 bar, for 2 seconds. It stops.
Then the road goes into a straight away, and I am getting full blast K and see the cop in bushes on the left about 1/4 mile up the road. I smiled with satisfaction because I knew whether or not the person who flashed his lights at me ended up warning me; I would have had ample time to slow down before the cop was in sight.
So after only 15 minutes of the radar detector being in my car, it was already impressing me.
I chose this radar detector over the X50 mainly because I live close to New Jersey and travel their a lot. As I've read on some reviews the X50 tends to lag a bit on picking up X band. I also bought it because it was cheaper than any X50 I could find :P
I'd have to say the RX65 is so easy to program, it took me 5 minutes to have the settings I wanted. I am disappointed that the Threat display will only do 1 of each band, and not 2 X and 1 K or something, but I suppose I'll make due :wink:
Current settings I have now are
Pilot - H
Voice - ON
PwrOn - FST
Meter - THT (threat mode)
AMute - ON
City - LoX
X - ON
K - ON
KA - International
SWS - ON
POP - ON
LSR - ON
KU - Off
I'm interested to see if I get a lot of false alarms on the POP or not, as I do live in New York.
I was also wondering if having other feautures turned off would allow more processing power to the Ka for a faster sweep or not. (ie - LSR OFF/SMS OFF)