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      01-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by 3XTR3M3 View Post
There are two which are Known as the "best".

Valentine 1 - one of the major things the V1 has which others don't are arrows that show you where the radar is coming from which in my eyes is useless because if a radar is coming in, I don't give a shit what direction it's coming from, I'm going to be cautious regardless. The V1 also has a lot of false alarms.

Passport 9500 - is the other "best" detector. It has built in GPS which learns false alarms at specific locations and stops giving false alarms (which is a huge feature) and it has a database of red light cameras. Because it has GPS, you can even mute out your own false alarms by hitting mute 3 times so it stops bothering you I the future ONLY IF IT'S THE SAME SIGNAL AT THE SAME LOCATION. If a new signal is present is at the same location where a false signal is marked, it will still tell you.
Agreed on both points. Never understood why everyone hypes up the arrows of V1. Who cares where it's coming from? Pointless. The 9500 Redline is probably the best bet if you don't have "green light cameras" in your area. If you do, get the 9500xi (has GPS).
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