When reviewing the top of the line detectors, there is not a NIGHT and DAY different in detection ability. Yes, there are some differentiators, but raw performance isn't vastly worse or better when comparing two upper, upper end detectors. I think... :-)
Assuming that statement is somewhat accurate, would anybody agree that a vitally important feature to have is a readout of the actual frequency being detected? This would allow for EASY filtering of what is a real bogey (think that is the term... sorry, still learning) and what is false (auto doors, stray transmissions that happen to reside in the range of the K/Ka bands, etc)? I would think that I would feel MUCH more confident if I were traveling down the freeway at/above the posted speed limit, have the detector start chirpin' on K/Ka, and KNOW if its a legit trap (33.8 GHz, 34.7, etc), or if its a false and keep going. Without the frequency readout, and the detector chirpin' with K/Ka, who knows? We all know the feeling when that Ka goes off and the brakes get checked reallllly quick, as we dont know what really is spraying that K/Ka.
Or am I completely wrong here and all transmissions on the frequency bands K/Ka that our detectors can detect are legit LEO and warrants caution??
If my initial thoughts are correct, I'd maybe feel more comfortable with a detector that reads the frequency (Bel 995, etc) over a... dare I say... V1.