V1 or X50?
I drive around the highways of Maryland very often and sometimes city. I noticed that probably 90% of cops here use laser and very rarely do I see radar units mounted on a cop's car.
I currently own a Whistler Pro 73, but very rarely do I pick up laser from cops that shoot at me. I can't afford a laser jammer, especially since I may not have my car for long (installation may become an issue then). But I may be able to spend enough for a V1 or an X50
So my question is which is best against laser? It seems as though the V1 is rather complicated compared to the X50. But the V1 has two antennas and arrows that point where the source is coming from. So it's a really tough choice so if you guys would please recommend, let me know! Thanks!!!
V1 is definitely better to pick up laser, but you still won't get that much protection without a jammer. You should also look into getting a lasershield and veil (check radarbusters.com they have a special if you order both).
One other thing, do you drive in DC or VA a lot? If so then you might want to check out the STi.
You posted this in the v1 area. My guess is you already have your mind made up
Honestly, I dont know what I would do.
I think I would get an x50 (or if it can at least detect laser, keep your current model), lasershield + veil and mount the x50 low. You will have better protection then the laser detection on the v1
update: Actually looking at the honda accord, if its a darker car, I would def go with lasershield and veil if you are on a limited budget
Yoda of Radar
Yeah.Posting this in the V1 forum... unbiased information and responses are certainly not what your looking for.
Originally Posted by Sethy
Anywho: I also agree with Sethy the X50 (if you go with red) it will save you 100bucks that you can put towards veil+LS, or even a Jammer.
lol.. I would have posted on X50 too but then I'd be guilty of double posting... soooo I had no real choice..
My current one rarely picks up laser. If anything it'll be lucky to... so yeah, LS and VEIL sound good with either X50 or V1.
And well I have to admit, that the V1 seems to have some advantage and disadvantages but the thing that gets me most is its laser detection compared to the X50.
But if I get the X50 red display I may just have enough for LS and Veil.. though in MD it's been ruled out that ANYTHING that covers a plate is illegal... so it's a bit hard to decide on that *sigh*
Thanks to all for your reply, would def appreciate any other thoughts.
Yoda of Radar
The 'Radar detectors-General' section, but good job w/not double posting.
Originally Posted by LuisM
You said you never or rarely ever see radar in your area so in my opinion if you are on a tight budget get an x50 red and mount it as low as possible (because radar detection is not as important to you) without obstructing any of the front sensors and that will get you decent laser detection with the exception being Laser Atlanta Stealth mode which I dont think Escort has added to their detectors yet, someone correct me if Im wrong. Then use the nearly 150 dollars you saved from getting a V1 and buy VEIL and laser shield, that is better to risk because the ticket for a plate cover is probably cheaper than a laser speeding ticket.
Everyone is saying this already but Im gonna repeat them because it doesnt sound like you got it, no matter how nice expensive or advanced you RD is at detecting laser, IT DOES NOTHING FOR YOU unless you have a jammer or VEIL and laser sheild.
Re: V1 or X50?
Here is VEIL Guy's comprehensive laser detection test:
Originally Posted by LuisM
Keep in mind that even if you have VEIL and/or laser shield to cut the range down some, if you can't count on the detector to alert you when your vehicle is targeted they won't help you.
You should deinitely not get a V1, for 400 bucks you could get a jammer without installation. I heard the ZR3 shifters are going for $350 with no installation.
With all that laser going around I'd get a lasershield first thing. For only 20 bucks you can't go wrong.
Another good idea is laser shield, veil, and an X50.
yeah, I understand. thanks for all the replies, I truly very appreciate it.
It seems as though X50 with LS and VEIL would be the next best thing if budget is tight, which in this case it is.
But as I said earlier, VA, DC, and MD (all areas I drive in) prohibit the use of ANYTHING that covers a plate. How would the LaserShield work against that?
VA and DC prohibit the use of jammers as well as radar detectors overall.
I could also aim for an M-20 without installation but VA/DC prohibit their use what would I do in the case that I'm in those areas?
Usually I would just not take my pro73 when I knew I was going to DC or VA but a jammer or lasershield may be a whole different thing due to the required installation. onder: