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    Default Concealed visor holder and 9500ix Q

    Anyone running the concealed visor holder and a 9500ix. I am wondering if you can acquire satelite signals with it in the holder?


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    Default Re: Concealed visor holder and 9500ix Q

    Quote Originally Posted by focalcivic View Post
    Anyone running the concealed visor holder and a 9500ix. I am wondering if you can acquire satelite signals with it in the holder?

    You may acquire the signal eventually, but the 9500ix needs a clear view of the sky to get a quick signal. Others on here have reported having their 9500 series high up, blocked by the roof and taking 8-9 minutes to get a signal.

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    Default Re: Concealed visor holder and 9500ix Q

    Quote Originally Posted by Obsidian View Post
    You may acquire the signal eventually, but the 9500ix needs a clear view of the sky to get a quick signal. Others on here have reported having their 9500 series high up, blocked by the roof and taking 8-9 minutes to get a signal.
    That is what i was thinking too, about others who had their ix up close to the roof and having problems getting a signal.

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    Default Re: Concealed visor holder and 9500ix Q

    I've tried to use the visor mount for my 9500ix in a couple of rental cars and it doesn't really work. It takes a long time to aquire GPS and will lose GPS contact quite often.

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    Default Re: Concealed visor holder and 9500ix Q

    I would think it would position the RD too far up into the window tint? Good idea, but somewhat impractical IMHO.
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    Default Re: Concealed visor holder and 9500ix Q

    Quote Originally Posted by focalcivic View Post
    Anyone running the concealed visor holder and a 9500ix. I am wondering if you can acquire satelite signals with it in the holder?

    It all depends on your orientation, how much is in between the detector and the sky and of course the structure you're in. Lest we all forget the satellite reception is from the south so if you anywhere facing that direction you'll get better or quicker lock. If facing the north you may or may not get as quick a lock or if your detector is obstructed more than normal by the car's interior, e.g. visor mount etc. then it may take a bit longer.

    I should mention, I can acquire a solid lock within 15-20 secs inside my garage as is further explained by the fact that my Sirius is rock solid inside the garage as well. Heck I can go inside my house and get a lock within about as much time too with the RD.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Breeze View Post
    I would think it would position the RD too far up into the window tint? Good idea, but somewhat impractical IMHO.
    Window tint would have no effect whatsoever, either on GPS or radar detection unless it had a metallic element to it. Laser detection would be impeded due to it's IR properties.
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    Default What about soft-tops?

    I've wondered about this with convertibles. Would the soft-top on a Jeep interfere, or would it be "clear" as far as satellite signals are concerned? I'm assuming it would not interfere.
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    Default Re: What about soft-tops?

    Quote Originally Posted by WDG View Post
    I've wondered about this with convertibles. Would the soft-top on a Jeep interfere, or would it be "clear" as far as satellite signals are concerned? I'm assuming it would not interfere.
    I have no problem getting a signal in my S2000 with the top up. My 9500ix is mounted about an inch below the windshield frame.

    In the Evo's it takes a long time to acquire a signal if it's blocked by the roof, so in those cars I mount it just below the rear view mirror.

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