Through a strange set of events, I have recently acquired three different radar detectors Don't ask - bad timing and communication for a birthday, my wife, daughter, and an impulsive purchase.
So I'm doing some informal testing of each of them and reading lots of reviews, since I don't need three but would like to keep two of them. One will be used in a car and one on a motorcycle. Both vehicles are driven similarly - highway commuting, thruway driving, and backroad rides to our lake house.
I have a Valentine 1 (v1.7), Passport 8500 (blue), and Beltronics RX65. I'm writing this post to ask for comments and feedback on these units and ask the pro's, experts, and everyone more familiar with radar detectors than I (which is probably everyone on this messge board) about these models. I'm in New York so I have no legal concerns about using a radar detector.
I'd love to hear from you all about the strengths and weaknesses of each of these radar detectors. And, if you had to choose two, which ones would you keep. Or, alternatively, would you return all three and buy something entirely different. Thanks in advance for your feedback!