This is my first post here.
I live in New England. I'm not sure how much radar is used in my state (CT), but we frequently take trips to NYC, NJ, PA, NH, and ME. Back when I was in college, I would commute out to Boston. I got busted for speeding once when the state police were sitting next to a 30 mph stop sign at the bottom of a hill (the top of the hill the speed limit was 45). Anyways, I got a Whistler DE-1610 detector shortly after.
I can't find it, and I wasn't impressed that much with its detection capabilities. What got me thinking about getting a detector again was this week I had to go to Radio Shack to buy some parts. I saw the detectors, and after looking through them, bought a Cobra XRS 9675.
I read this forum afterwards, and returned the detector today. I was not impressed. I went by a cop, and while he might have been running instant, the detector only went off (Ka alert) after passing the cop, and only at 1 bar of signal strength. If I was speeding, I would have been caught big time.
So I'm thinking about the E795 or the V895. I don't have the money to spend more that $200, and from reading the reviews, it sounds like the V895 is a nice mid-range detector.
I normally drive the speed limit, and on the highway, no more than 10 over. Is the V895 overkill, or would the E795 be okay for me? The only differences I can see are the:
POP Detection (but it sounds like there aren't many POP guns in use today)
More sensitive receiver for the V895.
Any insights would be appreciated.