View Full Version : Radar Detector

05-12-06, 01:38 PM
Whats the best one out now? I want to out on ein my STS..i used to have a V1 a while back and and worked good. However looking online some sites say its no longer top dog and they seem to reccomend the escort 8500 or the new bel...but i know sometimes these sites ar ebiased so if anyone can help me out thatd be great.

05-20-06, 09:09 AM
Valentine or Passport 8500. Both are great choices. Depends on which features you like. The BEL is just a Passport 8500 in a different case as one company now owns both. I think this is correct info. I do not think that you can go wrong with any of the above choices. I checked them and bought 2 Passport 8500s. I like the way they work better. Some people like the arrows of the Valentine but not my cup of tea, so to speak.


05-20-06, 10:28 AM
I have a BEL RX65. I've heard it's the same as the Passport, but it was less $$ than the Passport with BEL's trade-in program. I bought it after reading tons of reviews on the 'Net that compared the 8500, RX65 and Valentine. Valentine is beat all for laser detection; the RX65 and 8500 beat the Valentine on conventional radar sensitivity.

I just sent it back to BEL for service (it told me to by saying "SERVICE REQUIRED" constantly). Not a good sign after owning it for only a few months. But it's a great detector and a big improvement over my old BEL 980.