So, I'm fairly prepared (mentally) to turn my x-band detection off on my V1 (1.8 w/3.824 software), but I just wanted some further assurance from fellow users in California. It seems (through reading on this site and my limited experience driving from santa barbara to san diego a few times over a month or so) that CHP only uses Ka and Laser (laser sure is a scary thing), and those signs ("your speed is xx, please slow down") use K band.
So, should I pretty much be safe with turning off X?
Also, some of you may be able to give me some insight into a couple other things I've noticed. At one overpass I always receive a x-band alert. I've been on the overpass many times, and I can't find any sources of radar, so my concern is that it is a low-intensity x-band that gets speed averages or something for the highway, and sends them to the CHP. Maybe that's me being paranoid, but maybe not.
Secondly, there is a camera that is mounted directly over the highway a couple miles before my regular exit to go home. It's mounted by itself on a poll, no overpass or anything. I receive no alerts, so I assume it's not using any speed detection, but what other purpose would this camera serve?
Thanks for the suggestions. I've learned a lot from this site.