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      04-07-2012, 10:26 PM   #23
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When I'm in VA I drive with a 9500ci (the fully integrated GPS + laser jammer), everywhere else I either use the car with the 9500ci and V1 or just the V1 in the M3 -- the V1 is by far the best detector, like I tell everyone I trust it with my license. I've had Passport 8500s before, and didn't like them as much or trust them as compared to the V1. I have not used a 9500ix, so I cannot comment on that one.
So you are saying you have both and the v1>9500ci despite laser jamming and fewer false alarms?
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      04-07-2012, 11:23 PM   #24
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      04-07-2012, 11:55 PM   #25
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Escort 9500ix, saved me a few times and stores falses.
You also can purchase the Escort Live which allows other Escort users in your vicinity to transmit their signal to your iphone in the car when your miles away from the radar.

I never break the speed limit without an Escort
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      04-08-2012, 12:23 AM   #26
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When I'm in VA I drive with a 9500ci (the fully integrated GPS + laser jammer), everywhere else I either use the car with the 9500ci and V1 or just the V1 in the M3 -- the V1 is by far the best detector, like I tell everyone I trust it with my license. I've had Passport 8500s before, and didn't like them as much or trust them as compared to the V1. I have not used a 9500ix, so I cannot comment on that one.
Can i see pics of your install?
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      04-08-2012, 12:30 AM   #27
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Not sure what the directional advantage is for the V1. Either way you are going to slow down... so, it's useless.

Go with the 9500ix which has "learning" GPS that will automatically lock out false positives.
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      04-08-2012, 12:46 AM   #28
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      04-08-2012, 01:00 AM   #29
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Also forgot to mention, you can use the escort 9500ix to show your gps speed. Which is more accurate then the m3 speedo.
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      04-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #30
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Been using the same Valentine 1 unit for 6 years now, never ONCE didn't find the cop. Absolutely incredible, paid for itself within the first 3 months.

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      04-08-2012, 07:52 AM   #31
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In 1985 I purchased an original Escort Radar Warning Receiver. I had it "remoted" because I lived in VA. I used it daily for 15 years, worked very well.
This unit was designed by Mr. Valentine. After 15 years of grueling service, it died.

When Mr. Valentine left Cincinnati Microwave, I followed him. In 2001 I got my first V1, this unit is still in service, used daily. In 2010 I got my second V1, for the M. No regrets.
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      04-08-2012, 09:06 AM   #32
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Go here http://www.radardetector.net/forums/ and you can learn more than you will ever want to know. These people have hobbyist among them that have purchased various radar/laser equipment and done substantial testing as to what works and what doesn't. This is the most active detector forum on the internet and like any such forum it has many fanboys but outside of sorting those types out there is no more comprehensive repository of such knowledge on the internet.
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      04-08-2012, 09:12 AM   #33
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V1 is a licence saver. Recent trip to Jacksonville it worked flawless spotted every single cop well before I could see them and the arrows are very useful when you get used to them.
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      04-08-2012, 09:14 AM   #34
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Passport 9500ci is the way to go. It is undetectable and works every time.
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      04-08-2012, 12:31 PM   #35
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Escort 9500ix, saved me a few times and stores falses.
You also can purchase the Escort Live which allows other Escort users in your vicinity to transmit their signal to your iphone in the car when your miles away from the radar.

I never break the speed limit without an Escort
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      04-08-2012, 12:37 PM   #36
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V1 is a licence saver. Recent trip to Jacksonville it worked flawless spotted every single cop well before I could see them and the arrows are very useful when you get used to them.
Agreed!!! V1 FTW
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      04-08-2012, 01:11 PM   #37
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I was wondering what to get, also, and searched forums and read more information than was probably healthy.

In the end, I looked at both the leading Escort and the V1.

However...they are ugly.

I had a Cobra for almost eight years that was fantastic. And it looked pretty nice on the front windshield.

But the blocky V1 looks like three legos were glued together, then melted. And the Escort looks like a pre-1974 Buck Rodgers TV device.

Since Cobra's had been reliable for me, I went to their website and found the iRadar. First, it has exterior packaging that looks much nicer. Second, if you want to, you can pair it with a BlueTooth iPhone, iPod, Android, whatever, to have a few enhancements. Third, it has much newer technology than what I used previously.

No, we don't buy these things because they look pretty -- we buy them so that they will detect radar/laser signals. After about four weeks of use, the iRadar seems to be flawless.

I have an iPod Touch permanently connected to the USB port in the console, and it is pretty much a dedicated iRadar accessory...primarily to assist with sound notifications. But the last couple of weeks I've just let the iRadar go solo. It makes plenty of noise when it detects something, it only has one small light, and there's a mute button.

Having a new $$ car and then throwing a bulky, ugly piece of plastic on the dash/window was not appealing. The iRadar seems to be working just fine.

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      04-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #39
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I have a Escort 8500ci Plus which is basically a GPS 9500ci w/o the laser jammer. I love it and it works great! It saved me like 7 times where I KNOW I would've gotten a ticket during my last trip to cali! Lol I was getting alerts from over a mile away.
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      04-08-2012, 02:23 PM   #40
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      04-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #41
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Can i see pics of your install?
see attached...

V1 would then go in the window -- driving in VA at the moment, so not on it

9500Ci
-2 Front Laser Jammers
-1 Rear Laser Jammer
-1 Radar Detector
-1 information display (in center console)
-1 status LED (blinks Red when detecting in Dash)
-Speaker underneath the steering column (not pictured)
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