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    Default Whistlers new XTR series

    Whistler is now showing the new XTR series on their web site.

    Very intereting models to look at
    They now have 2 units that can be operated by remote control.
    (Why would you need a remote controlled radar detector :?: )

    The other models you can now change out the trim rings for different colored radar detectors. I guess you can now say that they are designer fashion radar detectors. :roll:

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    The units with the remote controls are geared towards SUV, and Mini Van owners due to the long reach to change a setting.
    Some care even have a difficult time as in the cab forward design of some Chryslers and the VW bug just to name a few.

    The 325, 425, and 560 not only have interchangable trim rings but they also detect Ku for thos of you that are concerned about the possibility of requireing this later this year or possible early next year.

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    Thank you Michale B. I can now understand why the remote would be needed!!
    Great to hear that some of the models can now detect KU band!!

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    Michael B - Are these detectors using the false rejection scheme that you were trying to patent?

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    this articles states no Ku detection...???

    http://www.twice.com/article/CA6303021.html

    here is the entire article for those who don't want to log-in:

    Radar Detectors For 2006 Debut

    By Amy Gilroy -- TWICE, 1/30/2006

    Cobra and Whistler debuted radar detectors for 2006, which include one of the first models with a full-color screen from Cobra and new models with remote control from Whistler.

    The 2006 Cobra line is capped by the XRS9930 detector with an OLED screen, similar in quality to those used in cellular phones, said Cobra marketing and sales senior VP Tony Mirabelli. The screen can display system check warnings based on diagnostics performed by the detector when the car starts up, said Cobra. It measures the car battery condition and voltage for the car's electrical system. The XRS9930 has a suggested retail price of $229.95, and the step-down model XRS9830, with a two-color version of the OLED screen, has a suggested price of $209.95. Both will be available March 31.

    Almost all the new Cobra 2006 models include Ku-band protection. The Ku band is used in Europe and operates at a higher frequency than K and X bands for a more precise beam, said Mirabelli. Although there has been industry talk of the band coming to the United States, it has not yet been adopted. Mirabelli said Cobra included Ku protection so that customers could be assured the product “will not be obsolete if Ku is introduced in the future.”

    Whistler said it is not including Ku band protection in its 2006 radar detector line because its research determined that Ku will not be used by law enforcement in the United States in the near future, according to Whistler marketing director Pam Craig.

    Whistler's new 2006 detectors include two with remote control modules and several models with exchangeable colored trim plates. The XTR-220 and XTR-520 come with a remote control that is useful in SUVs or minivans that have large windshields or dashboards where the detector may be hard to reach.

    The units are expected to carry suggested retail prices of $119.95 and $159.95, respectively. Models XTR-325, 425 and 560 include snap-in trim rings in various colors, and model XTR-560 adds customizable alert tones. Users can press a record button on the 560 to record individual alerts for the various radar bands. The text display is also customizable. Suggested retail price for the XTR-560 is $199.95.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian_h_kim
    this articles states no Ku detection...???

    http://www.twice.com/article/CA6303021.html
    Whistler's web page does not mention it either and when I email and asked Mike B why they are not mentioning it on their page he never gave me an answer as well.
    There may be a reason it has not been mentioned yet, but if Mike B says it will dectect Ku I will believe him until he says different or proof is shown otherwise.

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    Currently the XTR-325, XTR-425, and XTR-560 do have Ku.

    The XTR-425 and XTR-560 will both have customizable that you can change to display any combination of letters, numbers, and symbols up to 8 characters to replace the words, WHISTLER / HIGHWAY / CITY / CITY 1 / CITY 2

    The XTR-560 can also record any tone, ring tone, song, or just plain old slang you want to give it and coordinate it with the response to any one or more alerts types.

    For instance you can record your voice saying "don't worry....be happy for X band.

    You can also record your voice saying "who nelly" for K band, "who let the dogs out" for Ka band or any ring tone song on your phone.

    Custom alert tones can be used for X, K, Ka, Ku, and Laser.

    For all you gear-heads fans, there is the Fusion Console that mounts in your gauge pod and pillar pod.
    Customizable display and Blue LCD are sweet for that custom look.

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    oh man ive been waiting for a custom tone setting. like 'STFU' for X, ' just another CVS' for K, 'SLOW the F DOWN' for Ka, 'your screwed' for Laser

    but is it any good at detection? hmmmm.........

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    Thanks Mike B. ! Good man!!
    I knew he would come in and take care of any doubts.
    :mrgreen:

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    Performance is similar to the PRO73

 

 

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