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Old 11-27-2008, 07:00 PM #211
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what are your opinions on a whistler xtr-195?
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:10 PM #212
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that's the battery operated one, right?

Definitely not worth it, even though it's on some black friday deals iirc. The whistler 190 is consistently ranked at the top of the sub-$100 category, however that's like being the smartest kid with downs syndrome.

Remember, a single speeding ticket for going 10 over is going to cost you at least $150 in direct cost (tickets + court fees) and hundreds more in insurance increases over at least 3 years. If you don't plan on spending at least that on a detector that, combined with intelligent driving, can save you from multiple tickets, how can you expect to get a return on your investment? Avoiding a single ticket for going 75 in a 65 is worth at least $300 including insurance costs. So spending $200 on escort x50 or bel rx-65 that has a decent chance of saving you from one of those gets a great return on your investment if you avoid just one ticket over the entire time you have it.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:50 PM #213
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My dad just came into my room and asked if I wanted a "pig sniffer" for Christmas. He said he was looking at some of the Beltronic ones. I'm currently on suspension from driving. Until the 15th anyways.. Got a ticket for 144km/h in a 100km/h zone and lost my license for 4 months. Stupid British Columbia.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:13 PM #214
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aren't detectors illegal in some provinces?
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:25 AM #215
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Apparently they are legal in BC. If they aren't, it can't be that hard to pop it onto the back seat if you get the cherries...

EDIT: * Legal: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan.

Perfect. I don't go any farther than Alberta anyways.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:47 AM #216
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ok, and just fyi, police have "radar detector detectors", and if they are following you, don't think they aren't going to notice you ripping something off your windshield and throwing it under the passenger seat.

anywhose, if it's a Bel, rx-65 all the way.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:12 AM #217
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ok, and just fyi, police have "radar detector detectors", and if they are following you, don't think they aren't going to notice you ripping something off your windshield and throwing it under the passenger seat.

anywhose, if it's a Bel, rx-65 all the way.
is it very likely that a cop will pull you over if you have one and they catch you with their radar detector detectors here in the states?
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:23 AM #218
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I have no idea the "odds" of it happening in states where detectors are illegal, but I can tell you that it DOES happen.

There are some detectors that are invisible to the RDDs, but I don't keep up on that technology so I'm not sure about which ones those are. the escort solo2 was one, again I don't know if the RDDs have improved since then.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:23 PM #219
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well i'm pretty sure they're legal in ohio, so i guess i'm good.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:11 AM #220
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The only places that I know of where they aren't legal are Virginia and military bases.
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:01 AM #221
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Just opened my christmas gifts. My lil bro got me a Beltronic RX65.
Guess he doesn't want to walk to school due to me having my license suspended anymore.. Hahaha.
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:27 AM #222
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The only places that I know of where they aren't legal are Virginia and military bases.
VA, DC, and I think CT, not 100% sure on that.
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:33 AM #223
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yeah its illegal on ft riley, kansas.

does anybody know if they make adapters for your ciggarette lighter holes? i have two things that plug into there. my radar detector and GPS. and i want to be able to plug in both at the same time!
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:54 AM #224
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drill a hole and put in another cigg lighter
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:30 PM #225
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yeah its illegal on ft riley, kansas.

does anybody know if they make adapters for your ciggarette lighter holes? i have two things that plug into there. my radar detector and GPS. and i want to be able to plug in both at the same time!
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I like my x50 a lot...but I think I'm going to hardwire a Valentine One into the Evo.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:12 PM #227
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:24 PM #228
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I like my x50 a lot...but I think I'm going to hardwire a Valentine One into the Evo.
V1 is always a good idea, but don't forget they filter about as well as a screen door with giant holes in it, so with sensitivity comes annoyance. Of course, if you do mostly highway travel away from major sources of radar, it's a great detector.
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:50 AM #229
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Personally, I think that a Passport 9500i/9500xi/x50 would be a better choice, because it has nearly equal radar sensitivity, but the Passports are better at filtering false alarms (especially the 9500 series). The only negative to the Passports is that they don't have nearly as good laser sensitivity, but it's not like that matters. If you're shot with laser, it's too late to do anything.
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Personally, I think that a Passport 9500i/9500xi/x50 would be a better choice, because it has nearly equal radar sensitivity, but the Passports are better at filtering false alarms (especially the 9500 series). The only negative to the Passports is that they don't have nearly as good laser sensitivity, but it's not like that matters. If you're shot with laser, it's too late to do anything.


Its more or less if the guy 300 yards ahead of you gets shot with laser, if your detector picks it up you can save yourself.
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