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  1. #1
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    Default RD choice for SoCal?

    After being out of the RD game for a long time, I finally have decided to step up and purchase a top notch unit. I am trying to decide between an X50 or RX65. I realize that V1 is still at the top of the heap for most folks, but I can't justify the extra cost (so please don't try to convince me!)

    I live in San Diego, but my main concern is highway driving and getting popped by the CHP. I drive out to El Centro (120 miles east of here) every couple of weeks and make trips to Vegas every few months. Both of those highways have long straight stretches of highway and are heavily patrolled by slick top cars that are hard to see. Of course city use is important too, but the highway is top priority.

    I have read a lot on here before registering and posting, and from what I gather the CHP and local agencies predominantly use K and Ka around here. Laser doesn't seem to be in much use. I have also read that the RX65 seems to be a bit stronger in Ka but not as good for laser.

    For those reasons, I am leaning more towards the RX65 (not to mention the fact that they are offering $80 rebate with the return of any old detector). Does anyone have any more insight to convince me to go with one RD or the other in my situation?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Why not buy them both? Do your own test, then send back the loser?

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    Call V1 and tell them you want a returned one. They are brand new in my experience and others on this board and it will save you $50.

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    X50 for sure!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by holein1
    X50 for sure!!!!!!!

    agree

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    Yeah I would have to say the X50.

    As I have said many times before ...You really couldnt go wrong either way.

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    Since you mentioned that laser is not of real concern, I recommend the RX65. It does a better job picking up radar (especially Ka).

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    Quote Originally Posted by aust3333
    Since you mentioned that laser is not of real concern, I recommend the RX65. It does a better job picking up radar (especially Ka).
    I won't say laser is not a concern, but from what I have read only a few local LEAs use laser and my main concern is highway driving. Besides, as many people here say, a laser detector is basically a ticket detector!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltdscott
    Besides, as many people here say, a laser detector is basically a ticket detector!
    That is correct...

    Either way, RX65 or X50, you can't go wrong. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltdscott
    Quote Originally Posted by aust3333
    Since you mentioned that laser is not of real concern, I recommend the RX65. It does a better job picking up radar (especially Ka).
    I won't say laser is not a concern, but from what I have read only a few local LEAs use laser and my main concern is highway driving. Besides, as many people here say, a laser detector is basically a ticket detector!
    True

 

 

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