HI EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!! as the title states I am new to this forum and have only owned 1 detector before my Wonderful Girlfriend bought me a early XMAS present. I went from a Cobra 9300 RD that I had for 2 years now. Granted It was a POS that falsed everywhere!!!!!!!! I had it save my Butt a couple of times, with very ample time, this was on K band by the way.
I have had my X50(4 year warrenty) for 2 days now..... I dont know if I should trade it in for a V1 or not (there is alot of people who say it is the best) First off let me tell you my settings. I have it set to X off and POP on. The first day I had it i just got onto the freeway and while i was still on the ramp I got 2-3 bar alert on KA and that went to full alert after about 7 seconds. It turns out that it was a a highway patrol on the oposite side of the freeway comming my way about 80mph while i was going around 70 ish. Plenty of time if you ask me becuase of our speeds we where going.
Now today, I got onto the freeway and bam full aleart KA it scared me but it turns out that about 1000ft away was a HP that had a car pulled over. Then 10 mins later my radar gives me a weak KA alert and slowy goes to full alert where I saw a cop having someone pulled over, I had about 1.5 miles to this alert. Then about 30 mins later, I hear my dector go Ka Full alert a loud BRAP noise..... then it said POP, about 10 seconds later I see Bike Cop going the opposite way on the freeway. I thought it was pretty cool i got a POP detection with decent time to react. (I love in So. Cal)
Ok I know I should have mentioned this earlier but i was on a Business trip and had a 300 mile round trip drive today. After all the alerts I have mentioned i saw 4-5 other Police cars, 2 of them where Undercover and I have not got a warning from them, I know we have radar detectors not cop detectors. :P
Anyhow as far as falses go I have had 3-4 falses with a weak K alert for 5 seconds at most on my trip today, I know this is expected with POP on but man o man did it prove to me today to keep it on!!
Well this is pretty much the end of my story, thanks for reading and I will keep you updated with my experiences. Now does anyone think that the V1 is much better? I dont need arrows (i know its very nice to see where the alerts are comming from) cause when I hear an alert I slow down right away. But is the distance of the v1 that much better? Falses to me dont seem to bother me right now, I dont think they will either, at least not where I live.
Thanks for reading.....