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I have an Escort 8500, love it. What do you have?
None right now, but I am going to be taking some long trips so I suppose I am due. Seems the 8500 and the V1 are the top 2, depending on the magazine reviewing them.

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Valentine 1 and loving it! I splurged and got the remote audio and alert modules to keep my detector hidden.
 

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Patrick96LT4 said:
I have an Escort 8500, love it. What do you have?
I have a V1 AND a wireless remote light setup. The cool thing is that I also use this on my motorcycle when I am 2 wheeling it.
 

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Re: Re: What radar detector are you running?

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I have a V1 AND a wireless remote light setup. The cool thing is that I also use this on my motorcycle when I am 2 wheeling it.
How can you hear it with the wind noise?
 

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I drove a Vette from Chicago to South Florida in February and ran the Escort 8500 and Bel 985 side by side. Had plenty of good law enforcement personnel to test these two detectors in the real world. The Bel detected x, k and ka band earlier almost every time, usually not by too much distance. However, the drawback for this extra sensitivity was considerably more false alarms on the Bel. In fact, I ended up leaving it in City mode to back off the X band falsies.

As for top down motoring, the BEL can be adjusted a lot louder than the Escort.

Wish I had a buddy with a V1 to run it along side the Bel and/or Escort to see how that would play out. I've heard people LOVE the arrows on the V1 that tell you where the cops are.

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Escort 8500, actually this is my second one.

Someone needed my 1st one more than me:nuts:

But anyways in the last 1-1/2 years it hasnt failed me (knock on wood)

I also have an older uniden model in the winter/rain beater it doesnt work as good but serves its purpose
 

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I have an 8500, but when I was in Ohio I saw about 7 trooper and my detector didn't go off once:( I just don't trust detectors like I used to.
 

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I have a V1 that I move car to car. It has been great so far.

I am thinking about an 8500 and the new Laser Shifter ZR3 that Tuan Li electronics has that "interfaces" with the 8500. It is supposed to scramble/block Lidar. (http://www.tlelectronics.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=21&osCsid=755ef5b406f91ec71022d3b78b246a5f)

I spoke to an IL state trooper at the Car show in Feb. He claimed they have been using Lidar for a while now, mostly instant on!!:surprised

My son got nailed in Lombard, Il. earlier this year in his GTP on a ramp no less. He wasn't speeding, they gave him a ticket for no front plate! They told him they got him because they got no reflection from his front plate.

Question is, how much do I spend based on how often I really am way over limit??
 

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V1 with the remote readout in my ashtray compartment. The remote has the arrows/signal strength LED's/ number and radar type and silence button. It can be mounted out of view from traffic behind you. Small enough to fit in a C5 ashtray. Flip your ashtray lid closed and its out of sight. V1 detector is mounted up high and to the right of rear view mirror. None of the LED's on detector light up when using the remote. So no one can see your LED's at night. The arrows are well worth the extra cost IMHO.
 

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I have an 8500, but when I was in Ohio I saw about 7 trooper and my detector didn't go off once:( I just don't trust detectors like I used to.
In the last week or so I read an article, I think it was in Chicago Trib, about radars that police use. It made mention of laser and it seems that Vascar is making a comeback. Vascar is the timing between two stationary points and it calculates your speed. Airplanes and patrol cars use it. I got nailed in Michigan about 18 years ago by Vascar. Dring along and the next thing I know a trooper came right across the grass median right at me. Flipped on lights and came up from behind. Got me for 74 in a 55.
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In the last week or so I read an article, I think it was in Chicago Trib, about radars that police use. It made mention of laser and it seems that Vascar is making a comeback. Vascar is the timing between two stationary points and it calculates your speed. Airplanes and patrol cars use it. I got nailed in Michigan about 18 years ago by Vascar. Dring along and the next thing I know a trooper came right across the grass median right at me. Flipped on lights and came up from behind. Got me for 74 in a 55.
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8500 owners, there is a review of that detector in the review section, please add your comments to it.

AND, all you V1 owners, we need someone to start a review.:thumbsup:
 

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I thought Vascar was by its very nature, a speed trap? Which won't pass in court, at least in California. The cop needs another means of verifying your speed.

"40801:
No peace officer or other person shall use a speed trap in arresting, or participating or assisting in the arrest of, any person for any alleged violation of this code nor shall any speed trap be used in securing evidence as to the speed of any vehicle for the purpose of an arrest or prosecution under this code.

40802 A "speed trap" is either of the following:
(a) A particular section of a highway measured as to distance and with boundaries marked, designated, or otherwise determined in order that the speed of a vehicle may be calculated by securing the time it takes the vehicle to travel the known distance."
 

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The Valentine 1 is the detector! Nothing I have tried compares. :D

When I first got the V1, I was amazed at the range. At first I didn't believe the alerts until "violators" were being pulled left and right in front of me. :stick:

The arrows tell you if the radar is behind you or in front. This way you know if one is on the move behind you or if you passed the main source. The V1 lets you stop quicker and get back on it faster! :excited:

There is also a counter to let you know if there is more than one source.

I have detected "instant on" just over 5 miles on a highway at 2 AM (they like hiding behind bridges late at night).

The hidden readout and power cords are all "telephone" cable based so its easy to run cable in all your cars!

Plus the hidden unit "blanks" your visor mount V1 so no one knows your getting "data." Plus it is far quicker to react to a red light on your dash than looking up or to the right! :lookinup:

Used to tavel with a CB and BCT-7 but now the V1 is just enough. :)
 

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BubbleHead said:
Valentine 1 and loving it! I splurged and got the remote audio and alert modules to keep my detector hidden.
Same here!! Works great! :partyon:
 
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