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post #1 of 3 Old 01-27-2011, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Latest radar detector comparisons are in

K40 RADAR DETECTORS vs. ESCORT RADAR DETECTORS & V1
I have reviewed tons of information and watched a ton of videos on encounters using both the K40 RL360 radar detector and the Escort 9500ci, Redline, 9500ix and V1. I understand that ALL radar encounters are different and depending on the envoirment and surroundings range could be different. Seeing that most of us rate our radars based upon our REAL WORLD driving experiences, I have decided to compare a few different encounters that were as close as possible driving terrain. Very interesting to see who displayed better range and more warning on same band encounters, take a look !

Escort 9500ci / Redline vs. Ka band Leo encounter:
This video was .66 secs long and was on a basic straight away interstate with the Leo on left side of road. Redline detected at .28 sec into video and the 9500ci alerted at .36 secs into video they passed the Leo 60 secs into the video giving at most .32 secs of warning time to the driver take a look.

YouTube - Escort 9500ci and Escort Redline vs. I/O Ka 34.7

K40 RL360 vs. Ka Band Leo Encounter:
This video was .123 secs long also on a straight away highway however it was down a hill with the Leo on left side on the road.
The K40 RL360 detected .19 secs into video and they passed the Leo .78 secs into video giving the driver .59 secs of warning time. Take a look.


YouTube - K40 Radar Detector gives plenty of time to slowdown against Ka Band


Escort Redline vs. Ka Band Leo Encounter
This video was .52 secs long and was on a basic straight away highway with the Leo on left side of road. The Redline alerted .14 secs into video they passed the Leo .46 secs into the video giving at most .32 secs of warning time to the driver take a look.


YouTube - Escort Redline Not alot of Warning against C/O Ka Band 35.5 Radar


K40 RL100 vs. Ka Band Leo Encounter:
This video was .62 secs long also on a straight away highway with the Leo on left side on the road. The K40 RL100 detected .62 secs into video and they passed the Leo .80 secs into video giving the driver .62 secs of warning time. Take a look.


YouTube - K40 Radar Detector Ka Band Encounter



Escort 9500ix vs. Ka Band Leo Encounter
This video was .104 secs long and was on a basic straight away highway with the Leo on left side of road. The 9500ix alerted .32 secs into video they passed the Leo .116 secs into the video giving at most .44 secs of warning time to the driver take a look.


YouTube - Escort 9500ix Great Instant On Ka Band 33.8 Radar Save


K40 RL100 vs. Ka Band Leo Encounter:
This video was .71 secs long also on a straight away highway down a hill with the Leo on left side on the road. The K40 RL100 detected immediately into video and they passed the Leo .66 secs into video giving the driver .66 secs of warning time. Take a look.


YouTube - K40 Radar Detector showing off its excellent range


V1 vs K40 RL100
check out these videos the V1 on gave 21 second warning on a police Ka Band alert from the time it detected to whe they passed and the K40 RL100 gave 67 seconds on it's Ka Band encounter from the time it detected to when they passed the police.

V1 Video:

YouTube - V1 vs NYSP Rear Ka Stalker


K40 RL100 Video:


YouTube - K40 Radar Detector showing off its excellent range



There were hundreds of videos to compare and watch but I felt these were the best comparisons, let me know if this have been helpful, not helpful, you already knew or you just plan do not care.
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-27-2011, 01:16 PM
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Well, it's a nice display of some videos, for a real-time experience. However, they cannot have value against each other unless run in same vehicle, same time, under same conditions and mountings.

I prefer Escort, all three vehicles have one each. The 456 had Two, a dash/rear mounted K40 and an Escort.

My take is, and this is not that K isn't a good detector, that the Escort RADAR detector was all I need.

I am not reckless, although we are known to 'take it up a notch' in safe conditions to include monitoring others about us, weather, visibility, local-LEO types, and ESPECIALLY other driver personalities as I can spot their actions a mile away [so I proudly believe].

ANYTIME, I have received a signal it has always been to my happiness, as I make sure I am at or below speed for there is most typically a LEO I will pass. I has NOT saved me from the one-off COP who insists I am over limit and has no other take than to pad the coffers of a busted-city budget: Can't help those situations in any regard.

LASER is a different story as I have been zapped many times, and the LEO will [typically a freeway] just LOOK AND POINT and I get the 'idea', crawling ahead slower than the 'rabbits'.....

I do not speed to make the detector my guard, but as an assist to remind me that something is about. I do not speed in resid. or populated areas, no where I [really doesn't make any matter here] do not know the areas. Even known areas have bikers, ped. and a host of animals etc.

What I really use the detector for is safeguarding myself from being the pesky-wabbit. I make sure the rabbits always stay a bit ahead of me in every case.

To sum up my vote, "Interesting". Somewhat helpful, but cannot really make much of the circumstances. One showed a LEO under a center divide overpass: Signals get strange sometimes.

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[QUOTE=Granucci;133889]Well, it's a nice display of some videos, for a real-time experience. However, they cannot have value against each other unless run in same vehicle, same time, under same conditions and mountings.

Not exactly, we all base our decisions on real world driving and if radars are good they will display similiar or same results. Yes every encounter is different, which I believe " Dex" stated. But what they did show is that they were all similiar terrain, same band detection understanding again every encounter is different but any good radar will display same performance as the K40 displayed, not to short the V1 or Escort anything
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