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    Default Too many detectors!

    Ok, here's the situation: I've got an Escort Passport 8500 X50 in my car. I got my girlfriend a Cobra XRS 9300 to remind her of when there's a cop nearby, as she doesn't go too fast beyond the speed of traffic, but she needs to be reminded. When I got my car last December, my dad gave me his old detector, a Radio Shack which is a model I'm not entirely certain of. Pictures of the Radio Shack detector are below in case anyone knows anything about the model. Today, I picked up a Whistler DE-1730 at Best Buy (I don't work there anymore, but $25 for a decent detector is too good of a deal to pass up).

    Here are a couple shots of the Radio Shack:







    Now, the situation:

    I'd like to give my dad a detector, either give him his back or give him one of the other two. My girlfriend hardly ever uses the Crapra, as it's better at detecting itself (it shows a Ka alert when we're literally the only car on an empty desert road miles from civilization), so she's offered to give that one back to me. I had been using the Radio Shack as my backup.

    My dad does drive somewhat quickly at times, but he's really mellowed in his old age (a number I won't quote as I'm sure it would make some people here feel very, very old) in terms of how often he speeds and how fast he goes. It's important to note that he lives in speed-trap-happy Jacksonville, Florida. I'd feel bad about leaving my girlfriend detectorless, as despite her arguments to the contrary, she does need one.

    So, given the detectors at hand, and understanding that my X50 isn't going anywhere until I upgrade my detector (probably still a handful of years away unless there's some huge jump in technology at a comparable price, especially since I got it in July/August), how would you distribute the remaining 3 detectors among the following:

    Old man:
    Girlfriend:
    Backup for the X50:

    Any opinions are helpful and welcome, as I'm having a hard time deciding for myself.

    *edit-The Radio Shack is a 22-1654. I have no idea if that means anything to anyone.*

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    That's quite a situation you got there.

    Why not get another $25 Whistler DE-1730 [if you can] and that way they'll have the same detector as each other?

    Does that old R/Shack RD even get Ka band?

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    The DE-1730 I picked up today was the last one they had, and I don't necessarily feel like driving all over Phoenix to pick another one up.

    And yes, the old Radio Shacker *does* pick up Ka-band. Not very well, as I learned in early August when I was on my way to pick up a Whistler 1773 from Best Buy and left with an X50 courtesy of a terrifying nondetection episode. Even then, I'm not entirely sure it was reading Ka-band, as I've never seen a photo radar truck that runs Ka, but all the same, it does have a Ka sticker, and I've seen it alert to it, so take that for what you will.

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    How did you get a Whistler from Best Buy??? The Best Buys around here only sell Cobra and X50, the worst and the top-of-the line. And BTW, they are way too expensive on both of them! And the return period is only about 14 days IIRC.

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    The Whistlers are on clearance. The DE-1730 I got was the last one. They have a 1773 display model, but will probably never sell it.

    My old store sells basically the entire Crapra range, both X50 versions (red and blue), and the Solo S2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcorby
    The Whistlers are on clearance. The DE-1730 I got was the last one. They have a 1773 display model, but will probably never sell it.

    My old store sells basically the entire Crapra range, both X50 versions (red and blue), and the Solo S2.
    The Whistlers must have sold out earlier here. I bought my sister a Cobra for her birthday. I hope she isn't too pissed about that. She has a V1 in her van that she takes on trips. I warned her to use the V1 if she is going to be doing a lot of high speed interstate driving.

    Maybe if I get the new BEL, I'll give her a good deal on my 985.

    My dad has a V1 1.7 and it's still working just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcorby
    The Whistlers are on clearance. The DE-1730 I got was the last one. They have a 1773 display model, but will probably never sell it.

    My old store sells basically the entire Crapra range, both X50 versions (red and blue), and the Solo S2.
    bbuy is good for saleing
    display models i know i got a super deal on a 7500s under 100 bucks
    but then i return the sucker it was of tune the dran thing would go off as KA BAND on a X band radar i could off sent it to escort but i never really thought off that much till i took it back the other reason was it kinda seems like the 7500s did not have much of a difference than my escort 6500 unit if i am right. anyway i might be getting a blue 8500 x50

    carlito

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    no there not to many detectors....



    there is three worth buying.....


    valentine 1 1.7+
    escort x50
    bel rx 65

 

 

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