Hey guys, this is my first official thread. I've tried doing a much research as possible but still need your help. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance!
A week ago I purchase the the Pro 78SE. This is my first radar detector in 7+ years. I did the research and watched all the youtube videos and was impressed by the cost to performance ratio. Upon receiving the unit I noticed that the unit did not alert me on 2 occasions of a posted police officer on the feeway. On the second day I passed a police officer posted behind a bridge shooting 34.7 Ka but did not get notified until I was right on him. Luckily I saw him first. The third day I was stopped a light and got the same Ka reading from a police officer coming from behind me, I was not notified until a second before he passed me. I am worried as I have not experienced any of the distances or performance that everyone has been raving about.
I contacted Whistler Group and confirmed that I have a newer unit buit in October. This was done through the serial number. I was instructed then to do a factory reset. Now the unit seems way to quiet. I occasionally get random x an k warnings but have passed police officers, one with radar and one with lazer, with no alert.
Is this normal? Seems to me that the signal is way week.
Also, I purchased through amazon. I've got another 2 weeks left on the return policy. Do you guys think I should return it and get another Whistler 78se being that mine might be defective? Or should I return it for a Beltronics Pro 300? How do the two units stack up against each other. I've researched for comparisons to no avail.
Again, thank you in advance for the help. I am hoping to make a decision within the next couple of days.