okay, i need some help here
obviously i am a newbe. I just purchased the Bel rx65 after a long time of researching radar detectors. I did this mainly because of what i have heard about it's KA sensitivity and it's 30 day trail. However, i am consideing returning it for a V1 after learning the v1 has greater sensitivity. I only want to buy a detector once and forget about it but want to do this right.
so far my rx65 has done well, but for the price, i could get a refurb V1 for like $10 more.
I drive in Wisc mainly where the state patrol uses Ka, the city cops use K and laser. I understand that just cuz a detector picks up laser doesn't mean your safe as i have spent way to much time here reading every thread .
My main threats are Ka, K and laser. I drive about 40k miles per year and do alot of that on the highway where Ka is prevliant. but i do have a 40 mile one way drive to work every day where K is most used mixed with laser from the overpasses.
My concerns are as follows;
1. need good over the hill or around the corner sensitivity.
2. need good Ka, K and laser (i know)
3. need as much range and sensitivity as i can get. i can deal with false alerts to be honest as they don't really bother me.
i don't care about ease of programing, features, ergo's etc. I am a computer engineer and have dealt with tough to config and ugly bulky setups in my history. I just want the best.
but mainly the "why", i know people have bias towards what they bought but i really need evidence that is convincing from the experts here on this site. I want a good consistent product that will last for years and protect me from the money machine we have in this state called speed traps.
i also don't want something that i have to reboot or plan on having fixed due to quality control and the fact its "mass produced junk"
I appreciate you reading this long post but i would really, no really! appreciate your help. thank you.
arrows, upgradable and better laser = V1 /thread
Ditto!! I just sent my 3.824 (over a year old and out of warranty) in for a free 3.826 upgrade. You won't do that with any other brand.
Originally Posted by tvbi
Go with the V1 based on your situation. It doesnt have #1 sensitivity across every band but overall its clearly the best unit.
You should investigate Veil and laser jammers since even the mighty V1 wont help you in a Laser ambush.
i think the rx65 has the best sensitivity to KA band out of the top 3 detectors (USA mode), at least according to GOL that's the way I see it
Be careful what you say, the NEW V1 3.851 is said to now have the best ka-range. Well see GOL testing. Probably will come out before SML. :roll: Owners say they have increased the ka-range and responsiveness. Also the "J" seems to be a thing of the past.
Originally Posted by WRC