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Old 2007-10-16
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Default Bel RX-65

Well I purchased this unit about a month ago and after owning a Valentine1 for five years. It sure was a hard choice but I found a brand new one for 200$ with a coupon from Amazon.com and couldn't pass it up after hearing the older 2004,2005 reviews of it and seeing it used to be a 300-350$ detector. It does a good job at keeping quite but haven't seen it perform as well as my Valentine yet. (I haven't driven as much with it either) I just couldn't see plopping down another 400$ for a V1 when I could get the Bel for 200$. Another reason for switching was that the V1 was defective after all the time of sitting in the heat. It would false on Ka and just stay on until I turned it off? I opted to sell it as fix it for the same price I could get a new RX for. The RX65 didn't come with the remote mount wire like the V1 which I really like as I had a cop yell at me to show him with he detector and couldn't see it was never moved. But it did have a mute button on the plug witch made up for this. Even though I used some RJ-11 and wired it myself pretty easily to the car. I like the display and the fact that you can monitor the cars Voltage with the unit. The alarms are ok but the mans voice I could do with out. If it was a woman it would be better . It does feel a little more toyish than the V1 but hopefully it not being black will help with heat as I sometimes forget to take it down when I'm at work :-(. Oh crap..........Well anyway thats my first impression I'll give you more as I put more miles on it.
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Old 2007-10-22
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Default Bel vs Heat!!

Bel's will eventually crap out due to extended heat. Remember V1 is made out of magnesium and all bels/escorts are plastic. There is no protection from heat to the inside electronics on the Bel's. Go to www.radarone.com to see how bad the performance dropped on the bel versus the V1 due to heat!!! Sorry Beltronics but the truth sometimes hurts...


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Bel's will eventually crap out due to extended heat. Remember V1 is made out of magnesium and all bels/escorts are plastic. There is no protection from heat to the inside electronics on the Bel's. Go to www.radarone.com to see how bad the performance dropped on the bel versus the V1 due to heat!!! Sorry Beltronics but the truth sometimes hurts...


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actually steagal, Craig Peterson at radartest,com did a complete heat test on the Bell and the Valentine and the valentine ended up failing from the heat and not being able to be used after that. It electronics totally crapped out! This without even a warning also. The Bell gave a warning, shut down and worked as it originally did after it had cooled down. Also the radar one site is the absolutely totally worst radar information site on the internet.

you also have it totally wrong that the valentine because of it's metal casing gives it more protection. A black metal case is the worst thing one can make a detector with that is exposed to high heat..!
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Bel's will eventually crap out due to extended heat. Remember V1 is made out of magnesium and all bels/escorts are plastic. There is no protection from heat to the inside electronics on the Bel's. Go to www.radarone.com to see how bad the performance dropped on the bel versus the V1 due to heat!!! Sorry Beltronics but the truth sometimes hurts...


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Funny - had my RX65 for a couple years with no problems. Sensitivity seems to be the same.
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Default Bel RX65 is a good radar detector :)

MR2NR,

Good choice in radar detectors. My favorite Beltronics was the 890 model/980 models. Yes its not a V1, trust me I completely understand where your coming from. The quality of the Bel is nothing like the V1. As for detection on Ka band its pretty close to the V1, but K and X band the V1 is the King. Both will save you from illegal radar traps. Great buy I have to say.


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