hi everyone im a newbie to this site
so anyways, i need some help on buying my first radar detector and my main concern is the detector's ability to pick up laser signals or the "X band".
i personally have been using one for almost 2 years now and the brand is called "Uniden". it's quite old i and i think my brother bought it sometime in 2000 but it has never ever failed me before except for this past week. just last friday i got clocked by laser going up a hill and the second one was last monday while going to my friends house. on both occasions, i didn't receive any warning at all with the signal strength led's and warning sounds :x..2 tickets all within less than 1 week..just drives me nuts everytime i think about it. just for the record, ive never gotten a speeding ticket and im not a crazy speeder, i was only going 10km/h over the limit for both of the tickets. and yes im from canada in BC lol.
but..it did save me from laser about 8 months ago on the freeway. :roll:
so im guessing that its time for an upgrade. ive done a lot of reaserching in google and also in this site and my choices right now are the Beltronics Pro rx65 and Escort Passport 8500 x50. after everything ive gathered, the beltronics and escort are almost the same but it seems like the escort x50 is better in terms of picking up laser signals. true or false?
if this was true, i will surely go for the x50 because its cheaper and because im more concerned about laser detection. i also looked into the 9500i but its just wayyy too much for me
one last thing, what are some of the things i should look for before buying one? like ive noticed how there are different firmware versions out there or at least thats what i think is being referred to when i see people mentioning something like "(Rev .5)". im assuming that the latest version would be the best so someone could tell me what it is then that would be awsome.
any input is greatly appreciated!..hopefully i can make my upgrade this weekend or sometime next week