X50 to V1?
I have been lurking around here for a little while now, and just now decided to get an account - I have been pretty happy with the X50 since a lot of my driving during the week is in the city; it filters out false alarms nicely. Although, I have noticed the range isn't favorable. The other day I was coming down the highway (perfectly straight with VERY small hills) and was within 150-200 feet of 3-4 police officers sitting in a parking lot when FINALLY my detector notified me - am I expecting too much or did it not alert me because the cars were angled many different ways/off the side of the road about 15 feet? Its weird because the detector does things like this, but then it may detect a cop from a mile away - I just don't want those 'few' times to be me getting a ticket.. Oh and the arrow/number(s) feature on the V1 doesn't just look like a gimmick - I can't tell you how many times I have been driving by a false K alarm and a cop be nearby WITH K band..
Also is there a place to do a free 30 day trial with the V1 like Bel does with the STi, or do you have to fork out the $400 bucks and just return it if you aren't satisfied?
If it was a Ka signal, the beam is very very tight. At 90 degs, that would be a pretty good detection. I would except to get better range if there was something for the signal to bounce off, building, cars etc.
V1: you would have to 'fork' out the $$$ then if you didn't like it. Return it for a refund if you didn't like it. IMHO you would like the arrows but the Non-Leo signals tend to be a problem till you use the filtering.
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Welcome to the board Gary, I think you would love a V1. For us zombies it's hands down the best RD availble. And you will LOVE and I mean LOVE the arrows man!!!!!!
The STi and the V1 have the same 30 day trial and both require you to "fork" money up front.
Well I have to get in contact with you when I get my V1, I did have the X50 for a year or so and the 9500i for a couple months, and I wish I had done my research. I think that I would have gone with the V1 a long time ago. But I will be able to give you a more accurate yes or no when I have the V1 in hand but its most likely leaning to get a V1
You wont be disapointed
Originally Posted by RALLYSTI403
i had 3 x50s and v1 is here to stay!
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Originally Posted by IRCMUSA
i would stay with the X50. it simply works.
My X50 has alerted me to KA sometimes that is 4 or 5 miles away. Sure, not generally around 90 degree bends, and only straightaways. If the cops are using instant on, even a V1 may have trouble detecting around a bend like that.
That's why it's best to just not speed around 90 degree bends. The cop can sit with his guns off, then turn them on when they hear you coming. If the guns are off, the best radar detector in the world is going to sit silent.
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So does a cobra.
Originally Posted by danny_isr