Just wanted to say hello! My name is Michael and I'm from North Jersey (Bergen County) and I've been reading this site for a long time, but I just decided to post for the first time today.
I've been using radar detectors for about 10 years now. My first was a Bel 926 (or 916, I forget), which died about 3 weeks after I got it. I returned that one and bought a Bel 950 which lasted about a year until I killed it (shipped it back in and Bel fixed it). It finally died and I upgraded to a Beltronics Pro RX-65 in 2004. That one lasted until about 2006 when I got the "service required" message. Since then I've been detectorless, but I'm thinking about getting a new one soon.