I just got my 813 and 864 back from VR and started some comparisons. After experimenting with a few optional settings with Ka guard, K band muting, the elusive “I” feature of 813, and so on…. I think I have decided I like the default settings. I may have to give it some more time, though.
My initial observations are that the 813 responds to K band photo radar sooner than my 864. My thought is that if I decide to go with some form of K band muting, I would miss the K band photo on the Hwy because that signal never spikes at 4 until you are in the van.
Another observation….On my way to work this morning with the 864 I encountered a door opener in a typical spot. This particular location will sometimes show 2 on the bogey counter so when I heard the bogey lock tone it was no big deal….mute…..and move on with your life. Right? No! As I passed the store (muted) the signal strength goes nuts and the forward arrow stays lit. Sure enough there is a LEO using a K Band gun that looks like it was made when Happy Days was still on the air. Once again, I praise the arrows and ask myself why would I mess with the K band settings? Help me think through the reasoning for auto mute on K. I do know that I won’t disable K, that’s just crazy talk.
Wait a minute, maybe I set one for town and one for Hwy, brilliant!!!!!
More comparisons to come.