I am buying a radar detector for the first time. I am from Houston, TX and I used to get about 2 or 3 speeding tickets a year. However about 3 years ago I moved to Nacogdoches, TX which is about 3 hours NE of houston on hwy 59. I know houston is huge and has alot of false alerts but from friends of mine who have radar detectors say theres only around 3 false alerts in nacogdoches, its only about 5 to 10 miles long/wide its a small college town.
Now my question has been if I should get a 9500i or a Valentine 1?
Only real speeding I do is from Houston to nacogdoches, that 3 hour ride is a pain in the ass and is really the only place I do about 80mph in. around nacogdoches I rarely do 10mph over the speed limit just because its not going to make that much of a difference.
Also Nacogdoches being the college town that it is, gets alot of money for its small area and basically has a **** load of cop cars for the small town radius, normally when someone gets pulled over its not un-natural for 2 or 3 cops to show up just because there is nothing else going on.
Nacogdoches also gets state troopers going through the town, theres not 1 day that goes by that I dont at least see 2 or 3 state troopers rolling around town. The town is the worst cop town I have ever EVER EVER seen. So my problem is this
If I get the valentine, yes it will be good for the long range trips, since not that many false alerts are inbetween. However in nacogdoches with the city being so small I imagine that it might not ever be accurate or just be going off like crazy. So do I opt for the valentine 1 for the superior protection or do I go with the 9500i? I know the 9500i is nice however I have heard some concerns about the blocking out false detections might block out real ones as well.
An added note, when I go down to houston which I do at least once a month, the cops on the freeway are really vicious with their Laser Guns. I know the valentine has a reputation as being the best laser gun detector however I am concerned about the valentine going off like crazy in houston city limits.
Help me please lol ive been looking at these two devices since october. And I cannot seem to make up my mind about which one would be best. My situation is a little different and odd and I am hoping to get some help from some people who have a little more experience with these devices than I do.