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    Default New X50 user help! Does not work ? passed 3 cops, even ..

    New user, just got it visor mounted for a clean front and rear view, I have it set to auto, passed 3 cops, one even next to me, never went off. Does the cops have to have their radar on for mine to work? I had it for 2 days and has only sucessfully work once, when i passed an accendient and there was a cop there. :?:

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    Speed Demon
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    the x50 is a radar detector, not a cop detector, therefore the radar must be on for the x50 to detect it.

    the cop could be using instant (vs constant) on, or laser which the x50 will generally not detect unless aimed directly at it, unlike radar.

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    thanks! sorry for the dumb question, it's my first detector.

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    not a dumb question, but one folks often ask

    welcome to the forums! you'll find a lot of good info here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert
    the cop could be using instant (vs constant) on, or laser which the x50 will generally not detect unless aimed directly at it, unlike radar.
    I wouldn't go so far as to say that....

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    "generally"

    :wink:

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    I wouldn't even go so far as to say that :wink:
    Instant on with a cop next to you, or even slightly behind you going either direction, will still alert the X50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelevate
    I wouldn't even go so far as to say that :wink:
    Instant on with a cop next to you, or even slightly behind you going either direction, will still alert the X50.
    i was talking about laser. :P

 

 

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