I've been reading up on forums and reading on comparisons between the Valentine One and the Escort Redline. I've also watched videos comparing the two and I don't see much of a difference.
I am ready the pull the trigger on a radar detector within a week. After a close call on Friday, I needed a better radar detector than my Whistler 78pro SE. I was traveling about 80-85 mph on I-84 around 2AM, right before I-90 MASS Pike, when my whistler suddenly screamed out a laser alert. Right then and there, I saw a police cruiser and the driver starting up his car. I feared the worst and thought oh god, I am going to be pulled over. However, I was part of a pack of 3 going around the same speed, but I was close by my rabbit. I was in the rightmost lane, and my rabbit was in the middle lane. He eventually pulled over the rabbit after I let him pass me. After a close call like this, I definitely feel like I need a better radar detector, even though I know laser is impossible to beat unless you have a laser jammer. Hopefully, the Valentine One or Redline have a better laser sensor to sniff out laser signals that are reflected around the environment. I have too many close calls with the Whistler Pro-78se since the roads in the northeast are not straight and are very curvy. My alerts do probably only reach 0.25 miles at best. At 80mph, that isn't much time. Sometimes, I will get an alert 0.1 miles before I see the police trooper.
I am not planning to live in VA or DC or even Canada anytime soon, so I was wondering is Redline worth the cost? I also realize it does have spec mode like the whistler pro-78se so it can identify which frequency the band is. Usually, if I see a frequency display for Ka band on my whistler, I can tell 99% it's a cop. With a Redline, I fear that I may be prone to falses on Ka. My whistler gets so many Ka falses around here in Massachusetts. I rely on the frequency to confirm police radar. Anyone please give an input. Thank you all!
I also would like to know since I have an Infiniti G35x WITH the technology package (laser cruise control), would the Redline be prone to laser falses in my car? Would the Redline be better at filtering out this?