Found this place after reading some of Roy's articles (et all), and it looks like a fun place to share information.
I just purchased an XTR-695 based on a few things. The various tests I read showed very good results, and I was able to get a decent price on it. I really like the RSID feature as well.
Its replacing an old Uniden RD I had, which worked OK, adequately warned me many times, so I cant complain. I wanted something with better range, less falsing, and more 'intelligence' sorting out incoming signals. I'm not a regular speeder, I just like knowing when I'm being watched. Given the zeal of some of the traffic enforcement officers around here, I dont take any chances. Theres been a few instances of people being written up for 59 in a 55, which is absurd IMHO.
I was really close to buying a Bel Rx65, but I wasnt able to locate a competitive price without seemingly voiding Bels warranty. Theres like this weird fixed-pricing thing or something with reputable dealers? I couldnt figure it out, so I kinda gave up on it.
Anywho... My 695 should be here by the end of the week, I'm looking forward to trying it on my next commute