Here are our most common Radar Detector questions that we receive:
1. What is the best radar detector for the money?
Without a doubt we can say that we feel that the best radar detectors are between the following units: Escort 8500 x50 Black ($299.95 Red Display, $339.95 Blue Display), Beltronics PRO-300 ($299.95), Escort 9500ix ($499.95) , Beltronics PRO-500 ($399.95), and the Beltronics STi Magnum
($469.95).With a starting price of around $300 for these units,
they may be out of the price range for many shoppers. We rank these
radar detectors on top because they offer the absolute best performance,
all include POP mode protection and they are all firmware upgradeable.
If you live in an area where radar detectors are illegal (Virginia,
Washington DC & some countries including parts of Canada) and you
can afford $469.95 then the Beltronics STi Magnum
is the unit for you. In areas where detectors are illegal enforcement
uses RDD's (Radar Detector Detectors) to find vehicles using radar
detectors. The Beltronics STi Magnum is immune to all RDD technologies.
The new Escort 9500ix
takes false alerts to the next level with an Auto Learn feature which
will automatically learn all the false alerts in your area and ignore
them making it an extremely quiet detector. The Escort 9500ix
also comes with a complete North American & Canada database of all red-light and fix speed camera locations.
2. What is the best radar detector under $200?
There are some good detectors under $200, Currently we have 3 units that perform very well in this price range we recommend the Whistler XTR-695SE
at $169.95, Whistler Pro 78SE
at $169.95, Whistler XTR-690SE
at $159.95. The SE models are the latest detectors from Whistler and on
these second edition (SE) they managed to add some neat features but
more importantly they were able to squeeze additional KA Band
performance out of them. All 3 share the same antenna but there are
some slight feature differences between the 3 models.
You may not be aware of this but Beltronics and Escort merged some
time ago. Both of these detectors offer extremely similar performance
and they are based on the same antenna platform but there are some
feature differences. The most popular differences are that the RX65
includes voice alerts and also includes a new KU Band that is being used
in Europe. They are currently priced the same at $299.95 and with the
additional features the Beltronics RX65
is our choice.
4. What is the difference between the Escort 8500 x50 Red & Blue Display?
The color of the display is the only difference. Escort has claimed
that the blue display cost more money to produce so they pass that cost
on to the consumer in the price of the unit.
5. Whats the deal with cordless radar detectors and why have so many of them been discontinued?
One of the biggest problems with a cordless radar detector is that
in order to conserve battery power these units cycle on and off
constantly. Because of this cordless radar detectors have less range
and most do not offer protection from the newest POP Mode radar guns.
Unless you are in and out of rental cars daily we highly recommend you
stay away from the cordless models.
6. What is POP radar?
POP Mode is a normal K or Ka band radar signal which travels from the radar
gun to a target and back in less than a 1/10th of a second. Most radar
detectors manufactured over 2 years ago and cordless radar detector
models can not see this signal because it is just too fast. This
technology is growing and many of the newer models do offer protection
for this new technology.
7. What are Voice Alerts?
Voice alerts is an option on some radar detectors that will
verbally tell you what radar band is being picked up. You will also get
audible alerts and messages on the screen when a laser or radar signal
is detected. Most units that have voice alerts also have SWS which will
give voice alerts such as "Ambulance Approaching", etc.
8. Between the Beltronics RX65 and the Escort 8500 x50 which one is smaller?
This is best explained in a picture.
The Beltronics is shorter in length but is slightly wider. The Escort 8500 x50 is more narrow but it is slightly longer.
9. What is the difference from the RX65 to the new Beltronics PRO 300?
Pro 300 has both cosmetic changes as well as performance gains.
Visit the following Pro-300 vs RX65 detailed comparison for all the details on these two units.If you have any additional questions please feel free to call us toll
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