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    Default Detector Collector - Whistler 1743 First Impression Review

    Well I got the Whistler 1743 first, and I must say, it was better than expected.

    Price: $79.99 + tax

    Pros:
    Volume [9 Levels]
    Non-Annoying Voice Alert
    2 City Modes [1st Mode: Low X Sensitivity 2nd: No X),
    Stay Alert [Prompts the driver to respond or alarm goes off, awesome for long drives]
    Good Filtering [Even on highway, the filtering is awesome for all bands]
    Awesome Alert Tones [Distint Tones that you can hear over even the loudest of music]
    Mount [Awesome mount in regards to how they made it, very strong (except for the suction cups), however they have one thing that i've never seen before, they have a third rubber nub that is halfway down the mount so if it hits the windshield when you're driving, it hits that rubber nub, AWESOME for people with non-stock stereos)
    VG-2 Alert/Cloaking: [Even the cheapest of detectors have this]

    Cons:
    VG-2 Falsing [cobra units that are on infront of this unit in another car will cause a VG-2 Alert]
    No Multi-threat Display
    No Solid Tone
    Alert Tones Blend [If The Threat Is Getting Closer, It Is Harder To Tell With The Way The Alerts Sound]
    Non-Coiled Powercord [They provide this as an option]
    Suction Cups [Small, semi-crappy suction cups however once in place they are ok]

    Netural:
    SWS [Not widely used. Can't be turned off]

    More to follow as I start using in these next two weeks, I'll let you guys and gals know my final results in two weeks.

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    Sounds like a pretty decent detector- but do you have any tests on detection range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    Sounds like a pretty decent detector- but do you have any tests on detection range?
    I will be doing tests over the next 2 weeks. However I have tomorrow off so i'll be doing some tests as i'm out and about. I'll post another review portion soon.

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    Good to know! I look foward to seeing your work.

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    What is SWS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelevate
    What is SWS?
    Saftey Warning System - it was developed by a company to put on those stupid road signs to alert you to upcoming road conditions and the sws system was suppose to alert you to whatever it was broadcasting.

 

 

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