I am fairly new to radar detectors, having only owned one before and now am shopping for a new one. I have it narrowed down considerably, mainly focusing on the two mentioned in the subject of this post, the RX65 and the 8500. I have read tons of posts on this site and others regarding these detectors and am almost exactly back to where I started! Lol, people bash and support each equally, so seperating the garbage from factual information can be a headache sometimes.
My main question would obviously be which is better. I was wondering overall abilities of the radar detectors, price nonwithstanding. In the area that I currently live (Capital Region of New York State), Ka is the most widely used radar band. However, K and even X are also occasionally used and so are still a threat to be taken seriously. (Plus I am moving to Rhode Island for college this fall and want the detector I get to work well there too...how is the radar situation there, I dont know the area). I would really appreciate it if you all would help me to decide on one or the other, or even pose some additional suggestions based on the information provided. If you have any questions about my situation, I will be happy to answer them as best I can. Please support your suggestions and responses with facts or personal experiences with details so that I can give them some serious weight in my decision.
Also, my friend and I plan to buy both and test them side by side to get the best results, but we dont know when we're going to get around to this and until then I would really appreciate any feedback you could give. Thank you very much and I am looking foward to your responses.