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1 How We Test
2 Product Introduction
3 X-Band Testing
4 K-Band Testing
5 KA-Band Testing
6 Filtering
7 Laser Detector Testing
8 RDD Testing
9 POP Testing
10 Buyer Beware: passive radar jamming doesn't work!
11 Buyer Beware: active radar jamming can send you to jail!
12 Active Laser Jamming
13 Radar Roy's Badge Ratings
14 Radar Roy's Badge Ratings: Part 2
15 Radar Roy's Recommendations

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5 B A D G E S
The best!
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4 B A D G E S
Very good.
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3 B A D G E S
Good value.
Radar Roy doesn't publish ratings for products receiving less than three badges, except for this passive radar system.

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You get what you pay for, and this is specially true with radar detectors.

Radar Roy compiled all the results of his testings, and offers the following "Badge Ratings".

Detector Rating Overview
Bel RX65
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Without question, one of the best detector Radar Roy has ever tested and his #1 pick!

From Beltronics can be best described as an Escort 8500 X50 with voice and with Ku band for European radar bands. Outstanding detector, good POP detection on K and Ka bands.

Bel STi
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The first radar detector designed for the Professional Driver!

The first all band zero leakage detector that defeats all radar detector detector devices including the Spectre III Mark 3, the Spectre II and VG2.

Also has the top Ka band range of any radar detector Radar Roy has ever tested.

Escort
9500i
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Radar Roy's top pick for 2007! The 9500i has the same outstanding performance as the Escort 8500 X50 and the Bel RX65, coupled with GPS capabilities. Eliminate all your false alerts and enter known speed trap locations
Escort
8500
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In our testing, and the testing of several major testing companies, the Escort 8500 is the leader of the pack! Combined with the superior range the Escort 8500 has on picking up radar signals, with its superior filtering capabilities, earns the Escort 8500 a five star rating.
Escort
Solo 2
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Escort's Newest Detector that is cordless! This is without question the #1 cordless detector ever made! Downside is that the display is a little difficult to read in bright sunlight and the sensitivity on Ka is not as good as the 8500. Upside, unit is very user friendly and if you need a cordless this is the unit! However we would still recommend getting the Smart Cord to save yourself some money on all those batteries however.
Escort
95ix
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With the addition of red light camera locations the 9500ix is the best detector on the market right now.
Escort
9500ci
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The number one GPS enabled remote mounted radar detector and laser jammer combo. Best of the high-end units.
Beltronics
RX55
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A good value radar detector in the low $200 range. Does not have the filtering the higher end Escorts or Beltronics units have. So you will have good range, but more false alerts.
BEL-STi-r
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The number one remote mounted radar/laser detector on the market. Undetectable to RDD.
BEL 995
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Best performing detector under $200
BEL GX65
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My top pick detector in 2007 now improved! Superior range radar detector with new integrated GPS traffic enforcement database!
Passport SR-7
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Escort's concealed radar detector and what Radar Roy uses in his personal vehicle! Escort sells this unit for $1099.95 and rated as the #1 concealed detector.
Bel RX75
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Beltronics top of the line concealed radar detector. This is almost a twin to the SR7 in performance
BEL 995
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The BEL 995 is an international detector, meaning that is has all the frequencies used in overseas markets that include Europe and Asia.
Valentine 1
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We do not sell the Valentine 1, however as many people consider this radar detector the bench mark of radar detectors we do test it. The Valentine 1 is an excellent unit with excellent range and filtering. The big drawback in our opinion is the price as it costs $399.00 In testing, the Escort 8500 outperformed the Valentine 1 in range and filtering. Upgradable by Valentine
BEL 975R
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The Bel 975 R is Beltronics concealable unit. If consealability is an issue, this is an excellent choice for a great radar detector.

Downside, the laser sensors are designed to be mounted on the windshield. Laser is normally directed at the front license plate or headlamp. This will cause many lost laser hits!

BEL V955
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The Beltronics Vector 955 has been rated the best radar detector costing less then $200.00 both by Radar Roy and The Guys of Lidar!

Whislter Pro 78
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Top of the line radar detector from Whistler!

Very good performer for price!

Periscope LED alerts will grab your attention when the detector alerts.

Whistler XTR690
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Good POP detection, and range. Good value for the $$$
Whistler XTR-500
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Easy to read Geiger style alert reading, but still needs work on false K and X band...not a bad detector.
Whistler XTR-560
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Custom Display and voice! Now you can program your own tone alerts!
Whistler 1788
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Top cordless radar detector for POP detection. Takes 4 (supplied) AA rechargeable batteries
Cobra 9740
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Cobra advertises that their new Cobra detectors as having 12 bands! This is somewhat misleading as there are only 3 radar bands and one laser band.

Both Cobra models tested have had difficulty detecting POP radar.


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