In my opinion if all you are looking for is a detector that can pickup radar signals as far as 2-9 miles out and don't care for lots of fancy features, then the V1 "ValentineOne" is the best choice. Its also the only radar detector that has arrows and tells you where the cop is sitting. It is also the only radar detector with a true front and rear radar/laser antenna. Checkout "valentineOne.com." If your looking for GPS,SWS, and lots of features then the Escort 9500i or Beltronics RX65 is a good choice too. I personally have had my V1 for 8 years and have only sent it in for one upgrade in 8 years for POP mode. The V1 is king in my book. Everyone has their favorites.