I have two basic questions:
I've done a lot of reading in these forums, and it seems the consensus is that Pop off will give a slight increase in sensitivity to some detectors. I have an xtr-330 (which I like a lot), and I have the option to turn pop on or off. I've also read that the xtr-330 is based on the pro-58/73.. and in those detectors pop off means extra sensitivity...
I just don't understand how though - it seems to me that to detect POP the detector needs to be MORE sensitive, not less, since the burst of radar is so fast.
How then is it possible that turning POP off will increase sensitivity on K and KA?
Also, a related question, is I've read both that having pop on will mean more false alerts, but having pop off will also mean more false alerts because of the increased sensitivity!
Second: I don't see why higher mounting gives the RD a better "view of the road". So long as the detector is above wipers and any other objects, how is it that it can "see" farther away? The only advantage I see is if going up a hill with a leo clocking at the top of the hill.
BUT on a perfectly straight road, a detector say mounted in the middle of the windshield, will "see" in a perfect line of sight just as far as one that is mounted higher. At least it seems to me that way..
Confused... thanks to anyone who'd like to explain this to a radar detector newbie.