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View Poll Results: Best Radar Detector?

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  • Escort Passport

    25 17.36%
  • Valentine One

    88 61.11%
  • Cobra

    11 7.64%
  • Beltronics

    7 4.86%
  • Uniden

    1 0.69%
  • Other

    12 8.33%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostdog
    V1 bought it and have had other CRAP! This is the best hands down
    Those are some strong words. You can't just say everything else is crap.

    Many people have found the cheaper detectors work out just fine for them. While the valentine has enjoyed a great run as the top detector out there, it seems the other detectors have caught up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostdog
    V1 bought it and have had other CRAP! This is the best hands down
    i would never say others are crap

    ive had experience with Passport 8500 and find it very good. in comparison when we were on caravan's the 8500 would pick up signals a tad sooner than my V1, but of course the V1 has the direction, so combined, great for caravan's
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    Thats why this is still America I am entitled to my own opinion......Freedom of speach remember!
    I have owned a 8500 and gave it away cause I didn't like it. But buy what you want and use what you will. It's your cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostdog
    Thats why this is still America I am entitled to my own opinion......Freedom of speach remember!
    I have owned a 8500 and gave it away cause I didn't like it. But buy what you want and use what you will. It's your cash.
    Very true...

    Which is why I have an SR7.

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    And which is why i got a V1, but i will still recommend to people Passport 8500
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    I found the one I am going to get.
    http://radar-detectors.com/products/.../cruisader.asp

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    hey im selling a passport escort =) brand new! its pretty good as you can tell from the review here.

    heres the FS thread
    http://socaleuro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12019

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    Get a Valentine One for the best radar/laser detection!!

    The Valentine One is the best radar/laser detector on the market today.
    http://guysoflidar.com/shootout05/radartesting.html
    http://guysoflidar.com/shootout05/pop.html
    http://guysoflidar.com/shootout05/spectre.html
    http://motortrend.com/features/consu...r_buyersguide/
    "This year, the measurement of the radar and laser detection abilities of each of the over $200 units gives the Valentine One ($400) a small edge over the competing BEL Vector 995 ($260) and Escort Passport 8500 X50 ($300 with red display or $340 with a blue display) units."
    V1 is the best in laser detection:
    http://www.radardetector.net/viewtop...213&highlight=
    http://www.laserveil.com/laser-detector-performance/
    http://www.laserveil.com/laser-detec...adar-detector/
    http://www.laserveil.com/laser-detec...ice-laser-gun/
    http://www.laserveil.com/laser-detec...adar-detector/
    http://www.laserveil.com/laser-detec...ice-laser-gun/
    V1 has the best rear radar detection because it is the only detector with 2 antennas to locate radar:
    http://www.radardetector.net/viewtop...214&highlight=
    V1 is the least detectable detector by RDD's or Radar Detector Detectors in states where radar detectors are illegal. The Spectre III is the most used RDD in the world and it can only pick up the Valentine One if it is 166 feet or closer which is better than the X50 which can be detected 954 feet away.
    http://www.radardetector.net/viewtop...383&highlight=
    The Valentine One which accounts for only .6% of radar detector sales wins every poll when it comes to being the favorite detector. The X50 doesn't even get an approval rating as high as George Bush's worst rating. :lol:
    http://www.radardetector.net/The-Ult.......-5523t.php
    Which of the "Big 3" is really the best overall - in your opinion?
    V-1
    64% [ 45 ]
    RX-65
    12% [ 9 ]
    X50
    20% [ 14 ]
    Other (state which and why)
    2% [ 2 ]

    Total Votes : 70


    Here is a poll on a BMW M3 Forum:
    http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...ight=valentine
    What kind of Radar Detector do you have?
    Valentine 1 129 people
    64.82%

    Escort 8500 47 people
    23.62%

    K40 4 people

    2.01%

    Other 19 people
    9.55%

    TOTAL VOTES 199 PEOPLE


    Here is a poll on a LOTUS ELISE Forum:
    http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/show...ight=valentine

    What do you think is the best Radar Detector?
    Bel Pro RX65 0
    0%
    Escort 8500 X50 8
    16.33%
    Valentine One 38
    77.55%
    Cobra Pro 9780 0
    0%
    Whistler Pro 73 0
    0%
    Escort Solo S2 2
    4.08%
    Whistler 1788 1
    2.04%
    PNI Silver B. 0
    0%

    Voters: 49

    Here is a poll on another site:
    http://www.socaleuro.com/forum/showt...ight=valentine
    Best Radar Detector?
    Escort Passport 6
    9.68%
    Valentine One 44
    70.97%
    Cobra 3
    4.84%
    Beltronics 5
    8.06%
    Uniden 0
    0%
    Other 4
    6.45%

    Voters: 62 people

    http://www.radardetector.net/viewtop...ghlight=#42353
    Radar Roy from Radarbusters.com said this about the Valentine One, "Just spoke with Carl Fors from SML, his website will be going online tonight with the 2005 results. He has declared the V895, 8500 and the Valentine One as the top performers. Motortrend, who was also at the test, will be declaring the Valentine One as the top detector based upon its detection of laser.
    http://www.radardetector.net/viewtop...=4696&start=90
    Radar Roy said, "There were results that they (Guys of Lidar) got during the test that I was not exactly pleased with, such as the discovery of the Blinder not having Stealth Mode installed and the Valentine beating out the Escort and Bel in the range tests. Even though I don’t sell the Valentine, it does have slightly better range than both the RX65 and the 8500 and I also show this same fact on my site. Would love it to be the other way around."
    Here is a link and video of the V1 alerting to radar quicker than the X50 and sometimes the X50 didn't alert to the radar at all. They are quick pulling the radar gun's trigger and the X50 is filtering it out and the V1 is picking it up every time.
    http://www.radardetector.net/V1-vs.-...otout-865t.php
    http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/we...ZmQzMXk1NDE%3D
    V1 wins in POP detection:
    http://media.putfile.com/JammerTestscom_tests_V1X50_POP
    V1 wins because it detects a certain laser gun in stealth mode while the X50 remains silent:
    http://media.putfile.com/JammerTests...nd_X50_stealth

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaDaRkInG
    Here is a poll on another site:
    http://www.socaleuro.com/forum/showt...ight=valentine
    Best Radar Detector?
    Escort Passport 6
    9.68%
    Valentine One 44
    70.97%
    Cobra 3
    4.84%
    Beltronics 5
    8.06%
    Uniden 0
    0%
    Other 4
    6.45%

    Voters: 62 people
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    Valentine one has saved more more than a dozen times in the past three weeks (have put on over 3000 miles for various road trips). Amazing thing, it is. Worth every cent.
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    I prefer my Black Widow radar scrambler... only 160 bucks.. 1st takes all!

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    Re: Prefered Radar Detector

    Quote Originally Posted by 01rdGOLF
    I prefer my Black Widow radar scrambler... only 160 bucks.. 1st takes all!
    FYI . . . if you get caught with a radar scrambler, you don't get put in jail, you get put under the jail. That shit screw with airports and everything. Plus, radar jammers are easier to find then a laser jammer. Radar works all of the time, there is no failure rate, versus lasers only getting a reading 1/4 of the time. So you have a higher chance ogetting caught.

    Not that I'm a cop and I'm gonna slap you on the hand, just wanted to share my 2 bits!!
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    Re: Prefered Radar Detector

    the V1 is tight cuz its got really good front/rear scanners and all kinds of diff freqs....the escort is 2nd best cuz it does all the v1 except doesnt have a rear scanner

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    Re: Prefered Radar Detector

    Are these things illegal?
    I drive like a grandpa on big streets so I don't need them
    or I'd be haveing fun on the free-way all the time.


    How much is the chp foundation thing?

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    Re: Prefered Radar Detector

    they're perfectly legal, it's just the radar jammers that are illegal
    "cheese and crackers!"

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    Re: Prefered Radar Detector

    V1 equipped here, saved me numerous times.
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    Re: Prefered Radar Detector

    In my experience...situational awareness is obvisously the best prevention method. However, as far as Radar detectors are concerned I would have to go with the K40 product line. The V1 is a strong prodcut and the ability to tell the direction where the signal is being detected from is an outstanding feature. When push comes to shove, K40 electronics just has a much stronger product line...with laser diffusers, 360 degree detection radius, all band, hidden detectors, bluetooth...I mean their innovation is just a step up from what the company that makes the Valentine 1 offers. In the end, it really doesn't matter what kind of radar detector you use. It all comes down to your own individual impulses, self-control, and situational awareness. As far as myself, I tend to give into my impulses and I just cannot help to hit the throttle once in awhile. Temptation is a bi@tch. hehehe...i vote "Other" as K40 Electronics is not even an option.

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    Re: Prefered Radar Detector

    Quote Originally Posted by iflyM3
    In my experience...situational awareness is obvisously the best prevention method. However, as far as Radar detectors are concerned I would have to go with the K40 product line. The V1 is a strong prodcut and the ability to tell the direction where the signal is being detected from is an outstanding feature. When push comes to shove, K40 electronics just has a much stronger product line...with laser diffusers, 360 degree detection radius, all band, hidden detectors, bluetooth...I mean their innovation is just a step up from what the company that makes the Valentine 1 offers. In the end, it really doesn't matter what kind of radar detector you use. It all comes down to your own individual impulses, self-control, and situational awareness. As far as myself, I tend to give into my impulses and I just cannot help to hit the throttle once in awhile. Temptation is a bi@tch. hehehe...i vote "Other" as K40 Electronics is not even an option.
    i like your opinion ... good point

    i got a V1, but the radar detector is jsut a tool, its how ya use it
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    Re: Prefered Radar Detector

    My friend has the K40 Undetectable in his BMW and he loves it. Everything is hidden and you have two lights that tell you where the radar is coming from.
    http://www.k40.com/othe_unde_main.html

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    Re: Prefered Radar Detector

    i think this poll should be re-done with K40 electronics added... i know K40 gives Valentine an adequate challenge, perhaps people don't know enough about K40.


    http://www.k40.com/othe_unde_main.html

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