My 9500i arrived earlier today. I mounted it what looks to me to be directly center on my windshield- side to side, up and down. I found it very easy to program and initially turned X off, put the scanning dot on, set it in expert mode, and have since turned the speed alert off as I found it distracting and not something I personally needed (though it was accurate). Unfortunately, despite being on the interstate for 5 hours, I was unable to have any confirmed threats; however I was alerted to several LEOs going the opposite direction running K and Ka well in advance before making visual contact, in some cases over hills and around curves. About an hour out of Dallas, I was startled by a Ka blast at full strength all of a sudden, quickly dying down, only to ramp up again, etc. "Instant on," I thought as I quickly braked to PSL, but no LEO was ever spotted, despite this ramp up/quiet down scenario playing itself again for the next few minutes. In this particular instance, I can see where the arrows of the V1 would have been useful, but not necessarily needed. Again, since I never got an alert followed by the presence of a LEO monitoring traffic on my side of the road or median, I can't say I had any saves, but plenty demonstrations of the 9500i's range. I didn't touch the True Lock at all, as this isn't a route I normally drive and therefore don't have the need to lock out any falses; however, I can say that even without that feature, this detector was unbelievably quiet. City mode worked very well driving through Houston and Dallas, and Highway mode equally well while on the interstate. I was also extremely pleased to find that it does not rattle against my windshield like the previous x50's I've owned have done. My first impression: Escort has built a superior detector in the 9500i, a combination of incredible filtering and range, even without the use of the TrueLock feature (which I plan on using as I get more accustomed to any falses during my usual drive). I look forward to getting better acquainted with it during the next 30 days, and hopefully will have no need to send it back.