Hey all, new to the forums, and a novice with rds
Was looking to pick up a one but had a few questions. Ive used an escort 8500x50 before, and noticed that i usually just hit the mute button whenever it goes off. I have not tried programming it or anything as it wasn't mine, but i dont know how effective that would be.
Is it even worth spending the money on a detector? The more i read, more i question whether it is worth it. All it does is give you some warning if a Officer is shooting radar around you so hopefully you can slow down. With the increase in laser usage, and the ineffectiveness of rds against these, as well as better radars and bands, it seems like the detection is surpassing countermeasures. Now I live in florida, and travel mostly on I-4 back and forth from orlando, so Im not sure which is used more in these areas. Are laser jammers the only worthwhile countermeasures? Just some thoughts
Now Ive done a fair amount of research on current detectors and Ive narrowed my search to most likely the Escort 9500xi, but would consider the v1 or one of the beltronics STI?(or 65 with GPS) if i could be convinced that it was worth programming it and the trouble. I say the 9500xi because it seems like the best one out with limiting false alerts (my biggest problem) and the red light camera detection, which i just learned was in Fl. (ive never seen any) From what i read, the v1 is still more sensitive to radar and laser, but i do not want to deal with false alerts in the city. Also where is the best place to buy one, directly from the website, or is it safe to go ebay? I'm just worried about getting one that's not legitimate, but you can check the serial #s on the website? But also would like to save $
-Would appreciate any input