Okay first off I just received my Refurb 8500. Ordered it Tuesday and got it today! Very fast shipping. It banged right up and works great. I decided to drive around to make sure it went off to the usual false alerts. Found some X and K band falses and worked great. Then about a good .5 of a mile down the road I could see some flashing lights, about a second after I started getting K band. Sure enough the cop had just pulled someone over and he was running K band. I even got a good quarter of a mile past the cop until I lost the signal.
But, is 1/2 mile good for K band on the 8500? He was not facing me so his radar was pointing away from me. Was it because he had just pulled someone over and maybe turned the radar off but it was still emitting signals? I'm not disappointed in the range at all, 10x better then my previous whistler xtr-140! Just wondering if that's the usual range it should be producing =)