QUOTE(pillage2001 @ Jan 2 2008, 02:27 PM)
Most of the time, they will aim the speed gun towards you and not from the back.
There are alot of radar detectors in the market. Cheap ones sold in the market usually aren't reliable. I've personaly used three diff brands and of course, Valentine One is always the best. It picks up the signal alot faster than the others.
As for laser....it's really a hit or miss. There's noway you can run from it. Pray hard that when the police aims at your car, the angle he aimed at is miscued and your detector picked it up first. I'm escaped from laser a few times but if they really have a good aim at your car....Kinda pointless if the detector is making noise either.
edit: I used them ALOT...and I mean.....ALOT.
depended on them last time due to nature of work.
My opinion of the V1 is that is is a rather over hyped detector - Their main call to fame is their directional indicators where it can tell you where the LEO and his/her equipment is. forward, back or the sides. And as they have a patent for their "direction sense technology", they're the only company who can use it.
IMHO, the Escort Passport 8500 X50 is a far superior detector; however, if you're already looking at either detectors, i'm sure money isn't object (the 8500 is a fair bit cheaper, though) and you would have already done your reading.
Personally for me, given my current allowance for such a device, my Cobra XRS-9700 does the job just fine. Sure, it ain't the top of the line, but in terms of K/Ka performance (and in one incident, PRO Laser III), it's helped me steer clear of quite a few moving violations (aka saman) in the US...
I haven't gotten a chance to try it on Malaysian roads, but IMHO almost all decent radar detectors are VG-2 immune (and marketed as such). I'd be more worried about Spectre II/III detection, which could probably be what Msian LEOs are using - but then again, i'm just speculating about choice of technology.
My 9700 is up for grabs though, I don't plan on risking it through Malaysian customs again...This post has been edited by Indecided: Jan 15 2008, 08:56 AM