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  1. #1
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    Default Should I trade my rx 65 for an x50???

    After reading a lot of the posts here and doing some further research, I am wondering if I should have bought an Escort x50 instead of the Bel rx65.

    I think it's the latest SML tests and all the posts I read here about how frequently the V1 and x50 are compared and not so much the rx 65.

    I have the rx65 now because most of the things I read rant and raved about it. But the more I read now, the more I see about the V1 and x50. The V1 is out of the picture and price range for a poor college student like me, but I was wondering if the x50 would be a better RD in Michigan.

    Anyone have any advice?? BTW this forum is so addicting, I check it everyday for something new. So much info and great insights. I am glad I ran across this place.

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    Stick with what you got! When you start second guessing yourself then you will start wondering if you should buy anything just because someone else bought the other brand and says it is better.

    I think for the most part they are equal and it comes down to personal opinions.

    Now I could understand if you were asking about a Rocky mountain radar detector and an Escort then YES there would be a reason to buy the Escort!

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Should I trade my rx 65 for an x50???

    Quote Originally Posted by MSUbball
    After reading a lot of the posts here and doing some further research, I am wondering if I should have bought an Escort x50 instead of the Bel rx65.

    I think it's the latest SML tests and all the posts I read here about how frequently the V1 and x50 are compared and not so much the rx 65.

    I have the rx65 now because most of the things I read rant and raved about it. But the more I read now, the more I see about the V1 and x50. The V1 is out of the picture and price range for a poor college student like me, but I was wondering if the x50 would be a better RD in Michigan.

    Anyone have any advice?? BTW this forum is so addicting, I check it everyday for something new. So much info and great insights. I am glad I ran across this place.
    There both great detectors you can;t go wrong with one or the other.

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    Default Re: Should I trade my rx 65 for an x50???

    Quote Originally Posted by Radarboy12312
    There both great detectors you can;t go wrong with one or the other.
    I agree with Radarboy....... :shock:

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    I had an X50, sold it and got a RX65. Both give me almost the exact same warning time. I personally like the X50 better but just for cosmetic reasons. I'm sticking with the RX65 because of the ability to detect KU band if the need to do so ever arises...

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    The RX65 is a great RD... kind of the "sleeper" of the three. I'd keep it, unless you prefer a feature of one over the other.


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    I use the RX65 and I am very happy with it, stick with what you got 8)

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    I have the RX65 too and it is pretty amazing as far as radar detection goes. You will not gain much if anything from switching to an X50. The money would probably be better spent on defense from laser guns and/or another set of eyes and ears with a CB or scanner.

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    I too have a RX65, and quite like it. The only concern I have is with it's laser detection, which has not tested very well, and yes, it is enough to make me switch to an X50 since I do have Veil and no jammer which makes laser alerts important to me. What have you guys found in the real world?

    I've only had Veil and my new detector since April, and since have only encountered one laser trap (yes, yes, I know, traps are spare here compared to what you guys encounter). During that encounter, I am not sure whether or not it or driving habits are what saved me. I was in the right hand lane going exactly the same speed as a vehcile in the left hand lane. The LEO had ample time to target both of us, but my detector never alerted to laser so I am not sure whether I was targeted or not. The car in the left lane beside me was pulled over (they had about six cars waiting behind the trap, so they easily could have pulled both of us over if they wished). I suspect they tried to get a reading on me, didn't due to the Veil, and immediately switched to the other guy since he was in the left lane. I am guessing my detector missed it when they shot me, but they may never have targetted me at all so I'm not sure.

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    My only ticket was with lidar and the RX65 never made a sound. I admit I was hit from the rear which resulted in a Blinder, Veil and a Laser Shield for the rear of my car. I know it is rare to happen, but it sucks if you are the unfortunate person that it happens to. Having a good jammer like the Blinder takes a lot of the guesswork out of laser encounters. I know for sure whether I am targeted or not. I have successfully slowed down and avoided lidar tickets since even when going 30mph over the limit once. Traveling in the right lane is a very smart thing to do as it makes you appear to not be going fast intentionally and usually puts more vehicles between yourself and officer.

 

 

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