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    Escort passport 8500 X50.....best 325 bucks I have ever spent (blue led's). Out performs the VAL1.

    http://www.radartest.com/article.asp?articleid=9090

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stricken1 View Post
    Escort passport 8500 X50.....best 325 bucks I have ever spent (blue led's). Out performs the VAL1.

    http://www.radartest.com/article.asp?articleid=9090
    Ugh. Weve already said countless times, that that site is funded by Escort.

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    Then spend 400+ dollars for a Val 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKIRA View Post
    "Heard"

    Well Ive "heard" they didnt work either. Just like weve "heard" the Tornado doesnt work as well.

    I wish someone would provide legitamite feedback on items on this site...
    I hope you're kidding about the Tornado. That piece of crap doesn't work. As far as Jammers....there are some out there that will guarantee they will work.......my brother in law is a cop in New Jersey and he said there are some that will in fact work....

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    From a police officer in Florida ::::We had some discussion on the actual effectiveness of them in a prior thread. Every year FDLE buys all the detectors and supposed jammers on the market and tests them. They have varying levels of effectiveness based on the variables of traffic, environment, and how the laser/radar operator is using their equipment. I will suffice it to say I don't know ANY law enforcement officers that have ever bothered to buy one because if the operator is on his game a detector is just telling you that you or somebody near you is getting locked on which means it's too late. Braking at that point is futile, the speed is locked. I have only heard of 1 actually effective jammer and it was a science project on a van that shunted it, and made it hard to lock on until it was close.

    Popo does write other popo tickets outside their own jurisdictions sometimes (some agencies even feud), so they would buy them if they really thought they were worth the money. Plus with VASCAR, and pacing in low pro vehicles, you may get banged anyway.

    The salesman will throw out all kinds of physics blah blah because they are salesman and they gotta eat. Under controlled conditions of theirs I'm sure they test great.

    I actually had one guy in BR have me test his detector (I think it was an Escort) and I just estimated his speed and waited til like 600 feet and his detector told him he would have gotten a ticket....shot it in the grill. I've actually lasered dudes on bicycles doing 8 mph away from me at 330 feet.

    In theory if you had the right combination of frequencies you obviously could jam a laser, but most militaries can't jam it to avoid rockets with targeting systems, so to think there is something affordable that can realistically do it consistently...probably not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stricken1 View Post
    Then spend 400+ dollars for a Val 1.
    Done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cailey37 View Post
    I hope you're kidding about the Tornado. That piece of crap doesn't work. As far as Jammers....there are some out there that will guarantee they will work.......my brother in law is a cop in New Jersey and he said there are some that will in fact work....
    What do you mean, you hope I am kidding? About the tornado? Wrong point, son.

    The point I was making is that saying you "heard" means shit. Granted, the Tornado is a bullshit product, but it makes for a perfect example. Why WOULD the Tornado work? How the fuck can it be sold?

    User feedback is what I want to hear on all products, even the shitty ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKIRA View Post
    What do you mean, you hope I am kidding? About the tornado? Wrong point, son.

    The point I was making is that saying you "heard" means shit. Granted, the Tornado is a bullshit product, but it makes for a perfect example. Why WOULD the Tornado work? How the fuck can it be sold?

    User feedback is what I want to hear on all products, even the shitty ones.
    Then it sounds like you'd be better reading Consumer Reports.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stricken1 View Post
    Escort passport 8500 X50.....best 325 bucks I have ever spent (blue led's). Out performs the VAL1.

    http://www.radartest.com/article.asp?articleid=9090
    how far away does your escort pick up ? i bought a beltronics 995 it was junk. took it back to circuit city for a refund

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    I live in a heavily populated area so distance I dont know..all I know is that it has saved me many times.

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    I have the valentine one and it is the best radar detector ever. It shows direction how many there are and what band they are using. It has multiple modes for different conditions. It even has laser. i got lucky gave a radio for mine. So it only cost me about 150.00. I've had the k40 and multiple escorts and the valentine is by far supierior. The rest aren't even in the running. If yo ucan afford one definitely pick one up. I got tickets with all previous radar detectors and have had my v1 for four years and never got a ticket with it. I don't drive below 90 on the interstate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty TA View Post
    I have the valentine one and it is the best radar detector ever. It shows direction how many there are and what band they are using. It has multiple modes for different conditions. It even has laser. i got lucky gave a radio for mine. So it only cost me about 150.00. I've had the k40 and multiple escorts and the valentine is by far supierior. The rest aren't even in the running. If yo ucan afford one definitely pick one up. I got tickets with all previous radar detectors and have had my v1 for four years and never got a ticket with it. I don't drive below 90 on the interstate.
    This is what I dont get. When my detector goes off I slow down right away..even a weak signal...I dont need to know where he is or how many police are ahead or behind or to the side, I slow down and wait til its all clear and do what ever it was I was doing. I have laser on the x50 but let me tell you that if you get hit with laser you could have Jesus riding shotgun and its still gonna be to late. V1 is a great detector but its expensive as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty TA View Post
    I have the valentine one and it is the best radar detector ever. It shows direction how many there are and what band they are using. It has multiple modes for different conditions. It even has laser. i got lucky gave a radio for mine. So it only cost me about 150.00. I've had the k40 and multiple escorts and the valentine is by far supierior. The rest aren't even in the running. If yo ucan afford one definitely pick one up. I got tickets with all previous radar detectors and have had my v1 for four years and never got a ticket with it. I don't drive below 90 on the interstate.
    how far does it pick up ?

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    At least 1/4 a mile or more. It has great range, that is one reason why i like it so much.

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    i got one in my superchiped duramax i got it for about 800 dollars or something cant remember got it in america i brought it over the border to canada, ontario. it is undetectable to any cop radars do to some mercury shield or something. sorry not to much info. its the best out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrgray8 View Post
    well also i was going down the interstate and it went off only 2 bars and the cops were going south i was going north and it only picked him up 1/2 ahead mile and did not hit full alert when he was right accross from me
    You must of got a defective one or dont have it set-up right;example like if its at bottom of window wont work good if your in wrong mode on detector it wont pick up proper just like any other radar detector........ My beltronics has picked up cops any where up to 2 miles away and has saved me countless times........ Its the v995cs just an amazing product!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stricken1 View Post
    This is what I dont get. When my detector goes off I slow down right away..even a weak signal...I dont need to know where he is or how many police are ahead or behind or to the side, I slow down and wait til its all clear and do what ever it was I was doing. I have laser on the x50 but let me tell you that if you get hit with laser you could have Jesus riding shotgun and its still gonna be to late. V1 is a great detector but its expensive as hell.
    $399 isnt that expensive considering what youre getting. And the arrows, number of signals...call them a piece of mind.

    If you get hit with laser, you no longer have a radar detector, but a ticket indicator.

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    I found a good place to buy a radar detector. I got the Bell Vector 995.
    ABELV995 It works awesome.

    http://www.cranberrymerchant.com/136820/feature.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stricken1 View Post
    Escort passport 8500 X50.....best 325 bucks I have ever spent (blue led's). Out performs the VAL1.

    http://www.radartest.com/article.asp?articleid=9090
    I just bought me one a few days ago...so far very few false alerts

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