I dont know why anyone would want to turn off X band- It is still being used in some areas. I know some people like to be trendy and play with programming but running without full alert is in my opinion foolish. You purchased a RD so you could be alert to your surroundings. I run my V1 in the "A" mode because I want to know whats out there. Someone mentioned that he preferred white but was buying a black truck so as to be less visible to laser. Laser is the last thing I think about when buying a large item like that. There are products that block or semi block laser. Having a black vehicle in southern Arizona in the summer is nonsense.