So I've been doing a lot of research on RD's lately, which resulted in me purchasing an Escort Redline just a few weeks ago. So far it's worked real well for me, and I haven't got many complaints. Now that I have this RD, I've been doing some more specific research to see how I can maximize its performance.
I've been looking at Band Segmentation (BS) and Radar Detector Rejection (RDR). A lot of what I am reading is that I could maximize the detectors performance by selecting only segments 2/5/8 and keeping RDR off. According to some of the data charts I've seen, these options could increase the detection range from up to 2500 feet to up to 4000 or so feet. That is a huge improvement from the factory settings, but there is one thing stopping me from using these custom settings...
Two of my three speeding tickets so far were a result of me being hit by a Stalker Dual radar, which in my experience and my friends' experiences seem to be the most commonly used radar type for NY State Troopers, at least in our area. After doing some research, I found that these radars are some of the best performing out there, but are also some of the most difficult to detect with a RD. This is because they have an operating frequency of anywhere between 33.4 GHz and 36.0 GHz... Meaning that if it wasn't set to a frequency in band segments 2/5/8, the detector could totally miss it.
Long story short, I want to maximize my device's performance while still being able to get consistent radar detection, without any misses. Should I keep the factory settings on, or change to just the 2/5/8 BS? How much would I need to worry?
Any other advice on how to maximize performance of the Redline is greatly appreciated too guys.