I suppose you could say the "jury is still out". It has been a long time since I have owned an RD, and after researching here, I bought an escort 8500 X50. (wife works at best buy and gets a HUGE discount on them). The 8500 was the only "top three" model that they carried.
We left out friday night. trip was from Southn NC to Roanoke Va.
Saw only one NC trooper, had someone pulled over already, no alert. The only alert I got in Va was when we had stopped to get gas. We were under I-77, sitting under the overpass at a red light when I got a Ka Alert. never saw the trooper, my guess was he was going southbound over the bridge. Never had visual on any Va troopers.
Return trip- No confirmabe alerts. had 3 POPs. One in va and 2 in NC nearly back to back. After the 2 consecutive pops I did see a NC trooper on an exit ramp behind a towtruck about a mile down the road. He did not apear to be running radar.
So. not sre I trust this thing or not, lol.