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Old 07-30-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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Radar Detector

who uses them i just got one today and was wondering and if not why if so why blah blah blah ok post
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:58 PM   #2
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I was thinking about getting one but they sure are expensive( good ones anyway).Which one u get?
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:01 PM   #3
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I was thinking about getting one but they sure are expensive( good ones anyway).Which one u get?
one moment need to go look at the model number
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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I have the Solo 3, I like it because its cordless. Seems to work pretty good no complaints except it eats batteries were my Solo 2 would last alot longer.
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:05 PM   #5
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i got a three plug adaptor so my cig lighter becomes three i charge my phone my friends phone and powers my radar now

plus my other one in the middle concle
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:08 PM   #6
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The XRS 979 provides total protection and peace of mind with Xtreme Range Superheterodyne® Technology, detecting all 15 radar/laser bands with its super-fast lock-on detection circuitry. The unit provides extra detection range and the best possible advance warning to even the fastest of POP mode radar guns. Other features include Cobra exclusive Cool Blue ExtremeBright DataGrafix® Display, an 8-point electronic compass, Voice Alert™, car battery voltage display/low car battery warning and much more.
With the optional GPS Locator and AURA™ Database, upgrade your unit to alert you to verified Speed and Red Light Camera locations, dangerous intersections, and reported Speed Trap locations for entire United States and Canada (purchase and subscription necessary).
Feature
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System Ready Prompt Notifies the user that the radar detector has correctly completed a self-test and is ready.
Spectre I Undetectable Provides complete immunity to Spectre I radar detector-detectors.
AURA™ Camera & Driving Database (optional) GPS-based technology warns the driver of fixed speed and red light cameras, speed traps and dangerous intersections across North America. The AURA database is updated daily and provides the industry's most complete and accurate coverage and reliability. GPS Locator purchase required to receive service.
Car Battery Voltage Display/Low Car Battery Warning Provides approximate voltage of your car's battery and also alerts user whenever car battery voltage falls below 11.9 volts.
15-Band™ Detection Detects 7 radar, 6 laser and 2 safety signals. Radar signals include X Band, K Band, Ka Superwide, Ku Band, VG-2, Spectre I and Spectre IV+. Laser signals include LTI 20-20, Ultra Lyte, ProLaser, ProLaser III, Stalker LIDAR and Speedlaser. Safety signals include Safety Alert® and Strobe Alert®.
Spectre Alert™ I/IV+ Alerts user when they are under surveillance of Spectre I/IV+ radar detector-detectors.
IntelliMute® Pro Relative speed sensing auto shutdown feature will render your detector undetectable by currently available radar detector-detectors.
VG-2 Undetectable Provides complete immunity to VG-2 radar detector-detectors.
Ultra Performance Ultra performance digital radar-laser detector with extra detection range for advance warning.
Cool Blue ExtremeBright DataGrafix™ Display Provides enhanced data display in easy-to-read cool blue ExtremeBright DataGrafix™ display
POP Mode Radar Gun Detection Detects the latest POP Mode Radar Gun (Super-fast Instant-On Mode)
LaserEye® Provides 360-degree detection of laser signals.
Voice Alert™ Warns driver with specific voice annunciation of the signal being detected.
VG-2 Alert® Alerts the user when they are under surveillance of VG-2 radar detector-detectors.
Strobe Alert® A Cobra exclusive, works with tens of thousands of emergency vehicles currently equipped with traffic light controlling strobe emitters. Provides advance warning of the presence and/or approach of emergency vehicles.
Safety Alert® Warns drivers of the presence and/or approaching emergency vehicles, railroad crossing, and road hazard locations equipped with Cobra's exclusive Safety Alert® transmitters.
Auto Mute Automatically mutes the alert tone for enhanced driver convenience.
IntelliMute® Relative-speed-sensing Auto Mute system that virtually elminates false alerts.
IntelliShield® False Signal Rejection 3-Level City Mode offers the best false signal rejection in both urban and rural areas.
Digital Signal Strength Meter Provides the driver with relative proximity to the target using 5-level digital signal strength meter.
SmartPower™ Automatically shuts off power to the unit when ignition is turned off.
City/Highway Modes Allows the user to select operating mode, reducing the frequency of falsing in densely polulated urban areas.
Dim Mode Allows the user to dim the radar detector display enhancing night driving visibility.
EasySet® Programming Menu User-friendly mode selection/setting with visual guidance.
Stay Set Electronic Memory Electronically remembers radar detector settings for an indefinite period of time even with the power removed.
8-Point Electronic Compass Automatically provides an accurate electronic direction heading.

price $209.95

but i got mine at walmart for 150 and with my 10% discount for working there 135 i think was the total damage not bad
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:07 AM   #7
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I don't use one, but I haven't done much research either. If I found a good one that is "installed" instead of a dash-mounted type thing, I'd be interested. I just don't want wires and stuff all over my dash or suction cups and stuff. I'm too anal retentive to handle that.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:30 AM   #8
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Had the previous gen Cobra in my Stang, couple issues:

The compass screen would quit working (I kept in direct sunlight at home or office sometimes - totally my fault), State Troopers out here use laser and anything less than a jammer is a waste of money, and I got used to the beeping - had it on highway setting for it's sensitivity and tolerated the false positives from motion detectors...

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Old 07-31-2011, 09:49 AM   #9
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I've had several over the years, and my most recent is the Escort Passport 9500ix. It has a built-in GPS, and a database of red light and speed cameras that you can update once a week using the PC app and USB port. The detector also automatically searches for and locks out the annoying K-Band radar that is used by 511.org and others to report traffic speed conditions. After a few passes through a frequently traveled route, it will identify false alarms by location, and lock them out. For instance, I travel from San Jose to Redwood City on US101 quite a bit. The only time the detector lights up is when there is Ka police radar from the CHP. No K band false alerts at all! The detector also allows you to manually add the location of any speed traps and cameras that are not in the data base.
As far as sensitivity, the performance is really good. I get a Ka band alert usually about 1 mile from the radar source, sometimes earlier, sometime later, but always have enough time to slow down.

Here is an independent review of the 9500ix:
http://www.radardetector.org/reviews...tector-review/
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:48 AM   #10
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Valentine One. Used others. Know others who have converted to the V1. All of us are tried and true converts. Might be a little expensive, but it's the best one on the market. I like knowing where my threats are coming from.
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:29 PM   #11
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I have a Beltronics v955. Cost me $130, and it has paid for itself many times over. I love it. They have good customer service too. I had to send it back in once and while it was being fixed I felt naked without it. With that said, when I can I will upgrade to the V1. I've wanted a V1 since childhood (advertising is a b&*&#)
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:05 PM   #12
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I'd be interested to see some options for mounting the V1. I might get one if it would be inconspicuous.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:21 PM   #13
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I'd be interested to see some options for mounting the V1. I might get one if it would be inconspicuous.
I have the V1 and would be happy to show you how I have it installed where no wires are visable.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:25 PM   #14
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I have the V1 and would be happy to show you how I have it installed where no wires are visable.
That would be sweet. Thanks.
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