Comments for DETECTOR LASER .COM http://detectorlaser.com Everything you need to know about Radar detectors! Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:09:06 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 hourly 1 Comment on How to Shop for a Radar Detector? by Dusty http://detectorlaser.com/learn-about-radar-detectors/how-to-shop-for-a-radar-detector.html/comment-page-1#comment-125 Dusty Fri, 04 Sep 2009 07:02:21 +0000 http://detectorlaser.com/?p=9#comment-125 There are no radar jammers, active or passive. There has not been for years. Avoid any detector that is marketed as being a radar jammer, because it is a scam. Rocky Mountain Radar is the most notorious for this, and they are complete trash. POP is actually quite rare in the U.S. There are very few POP units sold or used. And most upper tier detectors do well detecting POP anyhow. What is much more worrisome is old-fashioned instant-on radar, where the officer simply waits until you are in his sights to pull the trigger, instead of leaving the radar transmitting continuously. That means that the distance may be useless to you. What becomes more important than distance is reaction time. Escort and Beltronics detectors have horrible reaction times, and will completely miss an instant-on shot 9 times out of 10. The old days of sensitivity being the most important factor are long gone. It's an instant-on world today. There is a lot of hype and disinformation to sort through in order to make an informed and intelligent radar detector purchasing decision. Just remember, if it sounds too good to be true (ie. jams radar, no false alerts), it probably is. There are no radar jammers, active or passive. There has not been for years. Avoid any detector that is marketed as being a radar jammer, because it is a scam. Rocky Mountain Radar is the most notorious for this, and they are complete trash.

POP is actually quite rare in the U.S. There are very few POP units sold or used. And most upper tier detectors do well detecting POP anyhow. What is much more worrisome is old-fashioned instant-on radar, where the officer simply waits until you are in his sights to pull the trigger, instead of leaving the radar transmitting continuously. That means that the distance may be useless to you. What becomes more important than distance is reaction time. Escort and Beltronics detectors have horrible reaction times, and will completely miss an instant-on shot 9 times out of 10. The old days of sensitivity being the most important factor are long gone. It’s an instant-on world today.

There is a lot of hype and disinformation to sort through in order to make an informed and intelligent radar detector purchasing decision. Just remember, if it sounds too good to be true (ie. jams radar, no false alerts), it probably is.

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Comment on PassPort 9500ci Detector Laser by Dusty http://detectorlaser.com/learn-about-radar-detectors/passport-9500ci-detector-laser.html/comment-page-1#comment-123 Dusty Fri, 04 Sep 2009 06:46:46 +0000 http://detectorlaser.com/?p=34#comment-123 I have first hand experience with this system. It's overpriced and ineffective. If you install it completely hidden, it's even more ineffective. The laser heads have to be out in the clear, and the radar antenna cannot be behind your grille. Even in the most ideal installation, the "Shifter" heads simply do not work well enough to protect anything but the very smallest, blackest, no-chrome Honda from police laser, even at short distances. The radar sensitivity is no better than a good dash detector, and if you don't mount it out in the open, it's worse than a dash detector. And it suffers from the same problem that all Escort detectors suffer from, which is the slowest response time in the industry. That means the cop already has your speed on radar before you even get an alert. And finally, the GPS that is supposed to lock out false alerts also has a tendency to lock out real alerts too. All said, this is absolutely the worst radar and laser system on the market. A $200 dollar Whistler provides better protection. A $400 dollar Valentine 1 blows it away. Save your money. I have first hand experience with this system. It’s overpriced and ineffective. If you install it completely hidden, it’s even more ineffective. The laser heads have to be out in the clear, and the radar antenna cannot be behind your grille. Even in the most ideal installation, the “Shifter” heads simply do not work well enough to protect anything but the very smallest, blackest, no-chrome Honda from police laser, even at short distances. The radar sensitivity is no better than a good dash detector, and if you don’t mount it out in the open, it’s worse than a dash detector. And it suffers from the same problem that all Escort detectors suffer from, which is the slowest response time in the industry. That means the cop already has your speed on radar before you even get an alert. And finally, the GPS that is supposed to lock out false alerts also has a tendency to lock out real alerts too. All said, this is absolutely the worst radar and laser system on the market. A $200 dollar Whistler provides better protection. A $400 dollar Valentine 1 blows it away. Save your money.

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Comment on PassPort 9500ci Detector Laser by detector laser http://detectorlaser.com/learn-about-radar-detectors/passport-9500ci-detector-laser.html/comment-page-1#comment-111 detector laser Wed, 12 Aug 2009 03:16:35 +0000 http://detectorlaser.com/?p=34#comment-111 If you have any first hand experience with this model, please post a short review here or send me your review so others can benefit from your knowledge. Sharing information is what blogging is all about. Akismet/Wordpress is auto blocking even my own comments, so I regularly check the spam folder and will try to revive any lost comments. If you have any first hand experience with this model, please post a short review here or send me your review so others can benefit from your knowledge. Sharing information is what blogging is all about.

Akismet/Wordpress is auto blocking even my own comments, so I regularly check the spam folder and will try to revive any lost comments.

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Comment on Can A Radar Detector Save You From A Speeding Ticket? by Scott R. http://detectorlaser.com/learn-about-radar-detectors/can-a-radar-detector-save-you-from-a-speeding-ticket.html/comment-page-1#comment-15 Scott R. Wed, 13 May 2009 23:21:22 +0000 http://detectorlaser.com/?p=13#comment-15 I reside in one of those unfortunate states that frown upon Radar Detectors! (Virginia) Can a police officer pull you over merely for the fact that you have a radar detector by either seing it, or if he has a radar detector that tells him that you have one. My understanding was that they need probable cause to pull someone over. I reside in one of those unfortunate states that frown upon Radar Detectors! (Virginia)
Can a police officer pull you over merely for the fact that you have a radar detector by either seing it, or if he has a radar detector that tells him that you have one. My understanding was that they need probable cause to pull someone over.

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