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    Default Best Detector?

    I am looking at buying either a Cobra XRS 9780, Beltronics RX55 Pro, Beltronics Vector 995, or a Whistler Pro 73. As far as I can understand either the BEL RX55 or the BEL Vector 995 would be the best two. But I would like some more opinions. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Note: I know there are better out there but I can get any one of these for $200 or less and that is my budget.

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    Based on reputation I would go with the Bel V995. It's tried and tested by forum members as being nearly as good as the RX65 for a few dollars less. I've used a high-end Cobra and it does the job, just not nearly was well as it could. Whistlers have a reputation for crazy falsing, though laser detection seems to be quite decent. As for the RX55, I simply haven't read much about it. It could be fine but there isn't a whole lot of data to back it up.

    The problem is going to be keeping it under $200. You might be inclined to go with an Ebay detector but there is a whole lot of risk associated with that. The warranty will be invalidated if you don't purchase from an authorized seller like Roy or another legitimate retailer. You also don't know the history of these detectors, a surprising number of which are stolen.\
    Just my two cents.

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    Try for the BEL RX55 eventhough the BEL V995 would offer better detection..

    Go to radio shack and buy the BEL 895

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    V995. Period.

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    Default Re: Best Detector?

    Quote Originally Posted by KLC
    I am looking at buying either a Cobra XRS 9780, Beltronics RX55 Pro, Beltronics Vector 995, or a Whistler Pro 73. As far as I can understand either the BEL RX55 or the BEL Vector 995 would be the best two. But I would like some more opinions. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Note: I know there are better out there but I can get any one of these for $200 or less and that is my budget.
    I had the Bel rx55 and I thought it was terrible. I never got good range and it was ALWAYS falsing. I think the V995 would be your best bet.

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    Vector 995.
    Best range out of the detectors you are choosing from and has Selectable Bands to reduce false alerts.
    BUT if your willing to spend that much you should look at getting an Escort 8500 X50

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattvr
    Vector 995.
    Best range out of the detectors you are choosing from and has Selectable Bands to reduce false alerts.
    BUT if your willing to spend that much you should look at getting an Escort 8500 X50
    The Bel 995 is a great detector but remember it does not pick up pop mode and where I live pop is a issue. If pop mode is not being used in your state? then the 995 might be the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbonzzz
    Rermember this is just my opinion and I don't want anyone to take this as the last word.

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    Hey guys, just thought I should speak up here as I have been lurking for a few weeks now and feel I should stand up for the RX55!

    In response to KLC's original query I've had an RX55 for several months now and can vouch for its' range on Ka. Obviously not 'RX65 good', due to different [cheaper] antenna construction, but it'd definately be a better choice than any Cobra.

    I was also thinking of the Pro73 [nice blue display] but the '55 did so well in tests on Roy's page http://www.radarbusters.com/support/product-tests/2.asp that it swung my decision in favour of the Bel.

    It lacks many of the features of the 65 [Threat Mode being one I'd love to have], but retains others from it's big bro, such as CITY_NOX and CITY LO_X which are superb for city driving. X band is obsolete where I live and K is pertty rare, so I need something which is strong on Ka.

    Falsing has not been too much of a problem for me, aside from the odd nasty Uniden [lots of those here] and Cobra pulling up along side with their false sense of security.

    I've been less than impressed however with it's warning on Multanova cameras, but am gonna try the horizontal mounting recommended by Flitsservice.nl and see how that goes, so long as it doesn't affect the Ka range.

    Hope this helps and thanks to all on the forum for such high quality posts, I've been sifting through these last few weeks and learning a lot.

    Cheers,

    Swifty

 

 

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