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  1. #1
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    Default Which to use Auto mode or switch??

    I'm still geting used to my 8500 X50 Blue and my driving area. I was just curious if I should just use the Auto mode or manually switch from Highway to City depending on where I'm driving.
    If you guys are screaming down the open freeway do you use Auto or Highway and Why?
    Sorry if my newbie questions are stupid.

    David

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    Well I'll try and help but please remember I'm in California.. I allways have it in Highway mode. X band turned off. Tone on high. Expert meter. POP off, too many falses for me, and I don't think it's a threat here yet. Also X is not a threat to me hear either. Hope this helps, good luck...

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    Just leave it in auto mode and you'll be fine :wink: I have driven past known radar sources in both auto & highway mode and didn't notice any real difference in range. As far as turning x band off well I would't turn it off unless your positive it's not being used in your area.

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    I run Highway when in rural areas and on the highway, city when in town, and autoscan only when in unfamiliar towns. Bel told me that autoscan can delay alerts up to one second in the worst case, and i've had one encounter where one second made all the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    Bel told me that autoscan can delay alerts up to one second in the worst case, and i've had one encounter where one second made all the difference.
    This is why I always switch between Hwy and City. Most often I only really just leave it on Hwy anyway and use City if I need the X band on "Lo". Autoscan scares me :wink:

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    First, I must say you guys rock. There is nothing better than real world advice. This is why I joined the 8500 X50 Cult...lol. This RD is one amazing little piece of hardware. I was a little bit concerned with dropping so much cash for a RD. I now have zero regrets. It gave me an K-band warning on 635 south near Garland last night so far in advance that after I slowed to 65, I still had to wait almost 30 seconds before I saw the HP car. Amazing!! Well thanks again.

    David.

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    Autosensitivity only affects X band, and still gives you about 10-20 seconds to react to an Z band threat.

    Heck, I drive on A on the highway and have encountered a cop, thought it was a false until the thing was 1 c click away from full alert, STILL had enough time to go from 80 to 55

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    Autosensitivity only affects X band, and still gives you about 10-20 seconds to react to an Z band threat.

    Heck, I drive on A on the highway and have encountered a cop, thought it was a false until the thing was 1 c click away from full alert, STILL had enough time to go from 80 to 55
    Is this a FACT that A mode only effects X band?
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    WE had this argument before... and the manual isn't too clear.
    I have tried all the modes, and NONE of them seem to have effected k/ka/laser detection, no matter what mode i'm in.

    I'm 90% positive it's solely for xband.

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    Its hasnt been 100% confirmed, but I have sat by a very very weak K symbol. switched it to highway and then back to auto. I am willing to bet my left nut

    it makes no difference...

 

 

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