I am a new 9500ix user. I've had it for about a month, and found perhaps ~4 real encounters with LEO radar?
I am starting to explore some of the settings and seeing about changing them from default. Coming from the world of scanners, the RD is certainly more of a 'plug-and-play' device.
Anyway, right now the only non-default setting I have is the 'pilot light' or the on indication. I have it set to vehicle speed.
...the one thing I don't like about the current default setup is that when it detects radar, (in the default mode), it displays speed and then it displays the signal strength bar graph. I think it'd be more useful to show the bar graph first so that I can start to see if I'm getting a progressively stronger signal (e.g. a threat) or a weaker signal that trails off (e.g. a motion sensor).
If I show the speed constantly, then I'll probably be pretty aware of my speed and I'll eventually remove speed display from the alert sequence.
How do others on this forum have these settings, and why?
Also curious about though on 'POP' mode configuration? Default setting is off, and many here seem to have it off. I'm guessing this is to reduce false positives?