was reading their article and they said " It ferreted out the lethal digital Ka-band radar gun at 40,222 feet, a virtual tie with the BEL 980 but fully 3.2 miles before the Valentine One. In the difficult curve test its X-band city-mode range bettered the BEL 980's by 1,681 feet and the V1's by 4,260 feet, a staggering 311 percent.
Except in one X-band test where the V1 led the pack, the Passport 8500 and the hotshot BEL 980 shared top honors, scoring within feet of each other nearly every time. (The exception: X-band highway mode/curve--V1: 6,348, Passport 8500: 6,280, BEL 980: 4,599.) We awarded the Passport 8500 extra points over the BEL mostly for its ease of operation and unique features. Judged solely on performance and value it would be nigh impossible to choose between the two."
this at all accurate? is the 8500 that much better? or is GOL and SML more accurate. the SML and GOL are still standing by the theory that the V1 is still the ultimate right?