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      12-13-2008, 01:57 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by twinturbo335 View Post
I did lock out X band. But I didn't want to lock out K band. Many cops in California still use K band. Both radar has their own pros and cons. Depends what you are looking for. Since I do 50 city/ 50 highway. I can't stand the false. 9500i will suit you better than v1 if you do more city than highway. And the 9500 display looks better. Especially the blue display.

By the way, cops here in California lately been using laser. And the cops are very smart. They will only shoot you with their laser gun when they "THINK" you are going above speed limit. So any radar detector will not save you. Good luck with that.
I guess it's a good thing that I don't live in Cali. I do mostly Hwy driving; about 70% Hwy/30% City. I do agree that there are many other radar detectors that "look" better and are smaller with better displays, but test after test, the V1 usually wins by detecting the radar and laser signals from farther away (with arrows indicating exactly where the signal is coming from), which gives you more time to slow down.

FWIW, my previous radar detector was the Escort Passport 8500; it's now in my wife's SUV.

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