Just registered, cool site! Read some of the posts and there seems to be quite a few who know their stuff about detectors. I just purchased a Passport 8500 X50 after doing some research, and after getting a ticket on the Triborough Bridge back in September. What has been the overal experience with the X50? Strengths? Weaknesses? See, I live in New York City where X-Band saturates the whole damn place. Not many falses so far, but the X50 will go off now and then. But all in all, very livable. However, I do drive in NJ a lot where the State Troopers still use X band so I was wondering which would be better, "Auto" or "Highway" mode when driving there? I've experienced a few "K" and "Ka" alerts within the city but I have not seen a cop, or noticed any traffic redlight cams. What's the deal? Does anything else run on K or Ka in cities which would give me a false alert? Funny thing too, I didn't get these falses today where I usually encounter them. Maybe because it was raining?
Last, what helpful hints would an experienced user give a dude like me when it comes to "relying" on the detector to *save* my a--?
Thanks people! Glad to be here.