I just bought an escort 9500ix and am still figuring out the best window location to put it. I've done a bunch of searching and have found the consensus is to place the radar detector high. Escort says place the unit low, but I have no problems with gps signal (I get it in my garage most days).
Right now I have the unit mounted to the left of my mirror. I like it there it's out of the way, easy to read and much less visible to police and thieves. But because of the way my center console is designed I think I may be blocking some of the radar coverage on the passenger side. I used to have it right in the center of the windshield, down low to the dash - but i felt it was highly visible, and would rather not have cops harass me for having it stuck to my windshield - then again, the point is to not get pulled over, so if i'm handycapping myself by keeping it up high....
here's a pic: i drive a volvo s60, and you can see i have the RD right below the tint line, and on the right is full opaque black plastic. What kind of peripheral coverage do RDs have? am i just being paranoid?