There are a lot of posts brought up about the DSR 2X radar or any Q/T - I/O device and how effective or ineffective an Escort Redline (or any Escort product) is vs. a V1 and it seems to produce quite a bit of controversy and hostility. There's a whole lotta badmouthing that comes out in all directions.
First of all, the DSR 2X is NOT in every LEO car throughout all states, counties, cities or towns in the US. It more than likely isn't in every car for the states and counties that do run it due to the cost and training required. Here it is in action:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6-5EHvVHmI&NR=1]YouTube - New 2009 Model Stalker DSR2X Police Radar. Just Replaced 2006 Stalker[/ame]
Although a V1 may in fact be the quickest detector to pick it up, it still MISSES the signal at times even from a point blank range.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqiT0apg9_Y&feature=related]YouTube - Stalker Radar VS Valentine 1 Radar Detector ---- video 1[/ame]
But lets forget about the misses (although it shouldn't be overlooked) and assume the V1 picks up EVERY signal from the DSR 2X on ROAD conditions and longer distances which will be slightly slower than at point blank range. Lets also assume the Redline picks up signals that are .25 of a second slower or even .50 seconds slower.
If the LEO is moving and only 1/4 to 1/2 mile away, do you really think you have a chance of slowing down enough to avoid a ticket based on the blistering speed or the DSR 2X and how quickly it holds the speed on record?
Before answering the question and deludiing yourself with a false sense of bravado and security based on owning a V1, Redline or anything else and thinking you're the "fastest gun in the west", here are some other additional factors to ponder.
Namely...REACTION TIME. Here are some articles about various studies done while driving to determine all of the mental and physical processes that occur before any action by you and the vehicle is produced. Read the text thoroughly to get some insights as to what you will be thinking and doing BEFORE you even lift your foot to apply the brakes (which also takes time.)
Visual Expert Human Factors: Driver Reaction Time
When you get done with the above, try calculating some of the speeds, times, distances, and mental state and activities you may be involved with while driving before responding to a radar stimuli.
For just driving: My reaction time would be ______
Regardless of the RD you're using in your vehicle, (V1, Redline or other) do you think it gives you any better edge against Q/T or I/O than it does with Laser when you take into account REACTION TIMES and a direct hit? It's instantaneous.