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    Whats the best detector for under $150?

    was going to get a used 8500 but that would be from ebay.

    Need a radar when the V1 is in service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f_399
    Whats the best detector for under $150?

    was going to get a used 8500 but that would be from ebay.

    Need a radar when the V1 is in service.
    Brand New?

    I would say the Whistler Pro series, or the Bel Express line of detectors.

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    which model?

    even if its not brand new as long as its good

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    Personally, I would go for a PRO 58 as a cheap backup detector. It's ~$100 and gets reasonably good reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brick
    Personally, I would go for a PRO 58 as a cheap backup detector. It's ~$100 and gets reasonably good reviews.
    Buy the used escort 8500 x50 because the resale price is better. I agree with Brick if you need to get a new unit.

    JTW

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    is the pro 73 the same unit with added features?

    same performance?

    any old bel thats good?

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    Don't know about performance but you get the blue text display instead of the simplistic band-id and numeric signal strength meter. It's probably built on the exact same platform so I wouldn't expect much difference in sensitivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f_399
    is the pro 73 the same unit with added features?

    same performance?
    Yes, they have the same platform in detection. The 73 just has extra stuff that isn't needed in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTW
    Buy the used escort 8500 x50 because the resale price is better.
    Get the 8500 non-x50, but not because of the resale value - buy it because of the performance.

    If you want to buy brand new, get the Bel 795 or the Whistler Pro-58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ES13Raven
    Quote Originally Posted by JTW
    Buy the used escort 8500 x50 because the resale price is better.
    Get the 8500 non-x50, but not because of the resale value - buy it because of the performance.

    If you want to buy brand new, get the Bel 795 or the Whistler Pro-58.
    since you own both the 795 and 58, which do you like better?

    original 8500 is a bit more expensive.

 

 

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