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Old 08-08-2005, 02:30 PM   #11
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Hey, I can only lead the horses to water, bro. Keep doing what works for you. V1 is a big pill to swallow on a lot of people'* budget. But if your insurance premiums stay low because of it, its worth it in my book.
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how muxh is the v1....i have so many tickets it is not funny so i need one. the site of a cop makes me on edge!!!!!!!!!
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I don't know what speeding tickets average in your area, but here in Oregon, they typically don't come close to the cost of a V1. My Bel and my whistlers have never let me down. Until they do, I won't spend that kind of money on a detector.
I got a detector after getting the ticket and how much they charge in ny (where I live) the got me for 50 for the speeding and 90 in stupid surcharges for a total of 140 bucks so an investment of 40 bucks for a dectector was a good deal I don't know much of about the v1 but with outragous charges for speeding out here it sounds like a good deal to have a good detector while driving
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escort passport 8500
300 dollars but worth it.

check out this website: http://radar-detectors.com/products/escort/x-50.asp
Its a retired cop woh specialized in radar technology and he tests and reviews all the latest andthe greatest radar detectors and jammers. The site is really easy to use. Inshort, he rates the passport 8500 as the top detector. The site is also good because it had a buyers guide type section where \you enter what you want to spend and a couple other things and it tells you the best detector for you. Check it out.
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Radar detectors are good, but its still just radar. Most hand-held laser units defeat radar detectors. But then again it can be said they are infrequent since alot of departments cant swallow the price for one hand-held laser unit. Im on the road alot, and I carry my galaxy 1 CB. I just listen to the bear[cop] reports for the highway Im on. I just cant see justifying paying more than 100 for a detector.
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I have a whistler i bought from walmart for 80 bucks, then a scanner on the floor i turn on sometimes around my area.
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radar detectors have a 360 degree detection. the laser is almost always bounced around before it reaches the detector thats how they get there range. I own one that cost 60 dollars and it has never let me down. It will occasionally pick up false signals but nothing major
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escort passport 8500
300 dollars but worth it.

check out this website: http://radar-detectors.com/products/escort/x-50.asp
Its a retired cop woh specialized in radar technology and he tests and reviews all the latest andthe greatest radar detectors and jammers. The site is really easy to use. Inshort, he rates the passport 8500 as the top detector. The site is also good because it had a buyers guide type section where \you enter what you want to spend and a couple other things and it tells you the best detector for you. Check it out.
I noticed he has a picture of the V1, but doesn't list any details. Also, if you notice the bar graphs on the test results, V1 was as good as the others, but the bar on the graph was a square shorter than others with the same results. Hmm. Anyhow, here is the link for V1'* test:

http://www.valentine1.com/lab/detectortests.asp

Valentine 1 is $399.00. Pricey, yes. Worth it? Your call. I swear by them. I've owned the following:
Fox (one of the originals)
Cobra
Bell
Escort

Now there'* only one brand I'll ever buy again. Valentine.
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Radar detectors are good, but its still just radar. Most hand-held laser units defeat radar detectors. But then again it can be said they are infrequent since alot of departments cant swallow the price for one hand-held laser unit. Im on the road alot, and I carry my galaxy 1 CB. I just listen to the bear[cop] reports for the highway Im on. I just cant see justifying paying more than 100 for a detector.
A lot of detector can pick up radar and laser I got a cobra radar/laser detector for 40 bucks and it not only picks up both signals but it tells you which one it detects
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