View Poll Results: Time for a new detector. Which should I choose for the BEST?

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  • Escort Passport 8500 X50 (Blue LCD)

    3 9.38%
  • Valentine One Ver. 1.8

    18 56.25%
  • Escort Passport 8500 X50 (Red LCD)

    4 12.50%
  • BelTronics RX-65 (-$60 Trade In for an old Cobra XR 1010)

    7 21.88%
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  1. #1
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    Default 8500 died last weekend, time for a new toy

    Well,

    I have had my 8500 since 2001. Now it has a Cal Error 13...piece of junk! That thing has saved me thousands of dollars though.

    Now, it is time to get a new detector. Should I get the Valentine One, The RX-65, or update to the blue LED X-50 8500?

    I am totally down for all recommendations. I loved that Passport, but I am open to other high end options.

    Thanks for the inputs!

    "The RotorHead"

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    Just to let you know that Cal.Error can happen to X50 also, maybe even more so!

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    If you can get an rx65 that cheap, there is no question what you should get

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    Flyarmy, do you drive primarily in the city or on highway?

    I think you can get $50 off the x50 thru the end of May with any used detector trade-in. I got something in the mail to that effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomore55
    Flyarmy, do you drive primarily in the city or on highway?

    I think you can get $50 off the x50 thru the end of May with any used detector trade-in. I got something in the mail to that effect.
    I'd love to find out about these trade-in programs, i'd trade in my x50 for a v1 anyday hehe

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    Standard advice: V1 is incredible for highway driving, but X50 and RX65 have better filtering for city driving. The arrows are cool for multiple reasons but you can decide for yourself if they're worth it. If it's between the X50 and RX65 I'd go for the red-display X50. I'm concerned about driving with the blue display at night (could be hard on the eyes). And judging by the countless videos that have been posted I think I like the audio on the X50 better. The RX65 never reaches a solid tone at close range like the V1 or X50, potentially making it harder to determine the severity of the threat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brick
    Standard advice: V1 is incredible for highway driving, but X50 and RX65 have better filtering for city driving. The arrows are cool for multiple reasons but you can decide for yourself if they're worth it. If it's between the X50 and RX65 I'd go for the red-display X50. I'm concerned about driving with the blue display at night (could be hard on the eyes). And judging by the countless videos that have been posted I think I like the audio on the X50 better. The RX65 never reaches a solid tone at close range like the V1 or X50, potentially making it harder to determine the severity of the threat.
    Good point. I thought about getting the v1 anyway when i go on long roadtrips, I haven't seen many city vids of the v1 though. If anyone has some, let me know please

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    I would go with the Escort or BEL since you liked your escort so much the added "false" alerts of the V1

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    Wow! Thank you very much for the advice guys.

    I am on the fence about all of these. I live in "po-dunk" Alabama at this time (I am from CA originally).

    I used to get a tad bit upset with all of the closed minded V1 cronies all over the web, and I can't believe that I am beginning to desire to own one!

    If the sensitivity and range is as good as they say it is, I may go for it.

    The RX-65 is awfully tantalizing as wel!

    Ah yes, I forgot to add that in this case, money is not an option. I just want the best.

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    So where do you do the majority of your driving? City or highway?
    My recommendation is...

    Highway - V1
    Smaller city - Rx65
    Bigger city - x50 (mulitthreat display)

 

 

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