For roughly the last to years, I've been reading in this and other places the mantra of "The V1 is a chatty detector" and "the x50 is like a V1 but it filters out falses better."
Before I start: I'm using the common usage of falsing which is alerts due to non LEO but nonetheless legit radar sources. In this experiment I am not discussing random (no source around) true falses.
Well, I have a V1 an X50 and an RX65 in my arsenal, so I decided to do a definitive test.
My testing ground is a 1 mile stretch of road in Northfield Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland). The test sources: 3 false alarm sources along the 1 mile stretch.
1. The local CVS -> Kband
2. The local car dealer -> xband
3. The local grocery store -> kband
Since I got my Rx65 over a week ago, I decided to run all three detectors I know through the same course mounted at the same position with comparable settings.
Here are the results... and please note these results compare exactly with what I've seen when driving around the rest of the city but I decided to do this test since nobody ever tests how "chatty" detectors are, they just regurgitate mantra.
V1 (Big L mode) (3/3)
X50 (Auto Mode) (3/3)
RX65 (AutoScan Mode) (2/3)
As you can see the V1 and X50 behaved exactly the same in my testing, the RX65 is the only one measureably quieter on this test.
I'll be posting a much more extensive test soon.