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    On the left-hand side of the x50, there is a small 'window' that looks back. What is the purpose of this? There is no rear detection on the x50, right? Any radar from the back has to be reflected off something up ahead for the detector to see it?

    I thought the detector works best when mounted high. But this takes away from laser detection. Is there a happy medium?

    Thanks.

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    i detector detects radar well when mounted high but laser is such a small beam that it won't even hit the laser senor if mounted high most of the time

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    Default Re: x50 question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jet-n-by
    On the left-hand side of the x50, there is a small 'window' that looks back. What is the purpose of this? There is no rear detection on the x50, right? Any radar from the back has to be reflected off something up ahead for the detector to see it?

    I thought the detector works best when mounted high. But this takes away from laser detection. Is there a happy medium?

    Thanks.
    The little rear window on the X50 is a rear laser sensor. Radar coming from the rear has to be reflected back into the front opening, but laser is detected from the rear using the little window. Don't give it a whole lot of trust though, chances are *if* you pick up a rear laser hit, it's going to be on your car.

    For a good description of mouting locations and tradeoffs, check out this page:

    http://www.valentine1.com/laserhowto/

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    rear laser sensor circled in red the light blue thing is the mute button

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    rear laser sensor circled in red the light blue thing is the mute button
    The thing circled in red: X50 does not have 2 antennas. It is simple a window the catch radar from the rear from a reflected diode inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLTX11
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    rear laser sensor circled in red the light blue thing is the mute button
    The thing circled in red: X50 does not have 2 antennas. It is simple a window the catch radar from the rear from a reflected diode inside.
    Thew thing circled in red is the REAR Laser sensor....I'll make a video showing that it works as a laser sensor on my BEL tomorrow

    Look at the diagram on the manual(pg 4& 5):
    http://radarbusters.com/resources/pd...500_manual.pdf

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    It does nothing for radar, it's a rear laser port that receives laser signals from behind the vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    Quote Originally Posted by CLTX11
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    rear laser sensor circled in red the light blue thing is the mute button
    The thing circled in red: X50 does not have 2 antennas. It is simple a window the catch radar from the rear from a reflected diode inside.
    Thew thing circled in red is the REAR Laser sensor....I'll make a video showing that it works as a laser sensor on my BEL tomorrow

    Look at the diagram on the manual(pg 4& 5):
    http://radarbusters.com/resources/pd...500_manual.pdf
    Guess I dont know my X50 like I should. I thought it was the rear radar sensor. How do they claim it has 360 degree protection then?

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    It is a lie just like them saying the 8500 is able to be upgraded should any future threat come up. The X50 came out and the 8500 couldn't be upgraded unless you sold it on ebay and then upgraded by buying a new X50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGeAsYgUy
    It is a lie just like them saying the 8500 is able to be upgraded should any future threat come up. The X50 came out and the 8500 couldn't be upgraded unless you sold it on ebay and then upgraded by buying a new X50.
    Like the 11 band Cobra? No such thing as 11 bands

 

 

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