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    Default Detector Brands.

    I respect and do not criticize any particular brand of RD. I owned the original Escort and Passport from Cincinnati Microwave- back in the days- and I have owned several (now obsolete) models of Bel. My last few and current RD is the Valentine1 with/pop. Its just a preference. We all buy our models according to our likes, needs, and preferences. I dont know that much about RD's so I rely on word of mouth and of course the RD reviews I read. I am sure all brands do the job you expect and thats why we have several companies competing for our bucks. No brand is perfect and some are quite costly- ok ok - over priced- but in the end if you are comfortable with your brand then more power to you and happy motoring. I would like to see more (other than every 5 yrs) RD comparison tests.

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    Here, here. Excellent point.

    I too have no particular affinity for any specific brand of radar detection device. As is well proven, several brands are adequate.

    I DO however have a problem with the PERSONALITY that rabidly defends their said device as if it were some sort of god. And where ever I witness this lunacy manifest itself, I will ridicule it OPENLY. Be they "Velievers", BEL nuts or Escort kooks.

    I would say Cobra fanatics but how in the hell could anyone defend a device to their intellectual death that only cost $49?

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    If you want the best of the best, might as well go with the Valentine One..

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    crit·i·cize
    1. To find fault with
    2. To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate.

    I make it a point to criticize all detectors (or at least the ones that are worth criticizing)! :mrgreen:
    Naturally I find more faults in some models than others...

    Jim

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    Default Detector Brands.

    Well if I buy a brand and I am not satisfied with it, I guess I am the one to blame for not doing my research carefully enough. I cant blame the brand. It was me who made the decision. I currently own the V1 w/ pop and so far I am very happy with the unit. Havent had it long and live in rural Arizona but so far no falsing of any kind. Will keep you posted.

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    erm, really, all the detectors you can buy today are pretty good. Maybe not good enough depending on your driving style (as in speed above limit). For me I need a very good one...

    There is only one brand of "radar protection" that needs to be avoided and is a free target for harsh criticism, and that's RMR.

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    Default Detector Brands.

    Ok OK - waves the white flag of surrender. Years ago i bought a RMR jammer (passive) the Phazer or Phazer II and it did NOTHING. I took it apart and inside were a couple of electronics and a silver plastic antenna. I think the box was just to hold the BS and not the electronics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent_Vino
    If you want the best of the best, might as well go with the Valentine One..
    See what I mean? :P

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    Hey, you can't go wrong buying a V1, but similarly you won't kick yourself if you ended up with an 8500.

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    I have had different Uniden 6000 series, Whistlers 1490/1495/1595 etc, Bel 820/855/815R/915R/945i/946i/970/975R/980/990/ (also europen 966R) Cobra's 9860/9700, never owned V1 but I have used it. And I still have some of those oldies ;c)

    According to those, I have to say that detectors have developed enermously during the time (from 1995) and price tag correlates to the performance.

    At the moment I have Cobra XRS9700 and here I have to say that it's performing quite good although cheap price.

    Nevertheless, as I said, price correlates to performance, so top models of Bel, Cobra, Escort and Valentine gives best value for the money.

 

 

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