Last week I asked some of you folks for opinions in regards to which detector x50 or rx65 I should get for my wife. I finally decided on the x50.
I recieved it today and have had a chance now to give it a 20 min run. The first thing I did was turn on expert mode and the scanning dot , then I drove around town with it on the dash as well as my V1. First off, I can tell you the two detectors interfere with each other tremendously. They caused each other to false inside my garage already.
So I turned the V1 off and decided to run through my neighborhood with the x50 on. I was looking specifically into how often the x50 falsed in my area compared to the V1. From years of experience, I know exactly where the v1 falses here. So I did my drive and I have good news and bad news:
The bad news: Despite the fact that the V1 is supposed to "false alot", the x50 picked up the same falses at exactly the same spots. Therefore it would seem to me that in my immediate area the x50 responded to all of the same "false sources" as the v1.
The good news: The x50 responded exactly as my v1 did. Granted it is annoying to hear kband dooropeners, but I was glad to see that it did alert to them because that means it is detecting the same thing at roughly the same distance. The x50 is slightly less annoying once it does go off because of the automute.
As for the performance, well I won't be able to tell until I've had more time and also some real police encounters. Unfortunately today all the local revenue collectors must have been on vacation, because all the regular spots in my area where they are ALWAYS shooting radar were empty. I guess thats murphy's law... if you want to test a detector there are no cops to be found.
I'll post more commentary on this thread on the specific differences I find between V1 and x50 as time goes on. The x50 will be in use in my wife's car whenever we drive around... should be interesting.