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Old 01-29-2013, 10:36 AM   #26
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When you get one, In the city K band and X band are 99% nothing and if you get hit with a Ka band or a Laser, Slam on the brakes. Ka is ALWAYS Radar, And laser sort of speaks for itself.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:06 PM   #27
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The 8500X50 does not have the GPS function. You are thinking about the more expensive ones with GPS capability... 9500i, 9500xi, etc.

Ka is 100% radar gun, K can be a door opener or motion sensor but you can usually tell.

What's annoying is that a lot of cars with blind spot sensors and radar cruise control now set off the radar detectors.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:51 AM   #28
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GPS function of the 9500ix is useless.
I've used both the 9500ix & x50 along with pretty much every radar detector sold locally.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:00 PM   #29
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GPS function of the 9500ix is useless.
I disagree with this.
The first week I blocked out a bunch of false signals, and haven't heard them since. I've had my 9500 for 2 years now too, so if it was going to fuck up, it would have already.
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I disagree with this.
The first week I blocked out a bunch of false signals, and haven't heard them since. I've had my 9500 for 2 years now too, so if it was going to fuck up, it would have already.
I saved my self $400+ by turning of K & X band on my x50 which are the only false alerts you would receive here.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:03 AM   #31
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I have the 9500ix also and the GPS works great. It blocks out the false signals and if it reads the same false signal 3 times it stores it.

In White Rock, they install a X band radar that displays your speed and after driving by it 3 times, it stored it. It also notifies me when there is a red light or speed cameras in intersections.

I have used many detectors and the 9500ix is one of the best.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:40 PM   #32
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As much as I'd like to turn off K band. Theres still a few times in the past that I've been blasted with IO K band by Richmond RCMP along Russ Baker way. K band is very real but very seldom used...Also american cops love to shoot K while driving along I5. But yes I agree, for the most part K is useless in BC.
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