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Welcome Dark Shark,

Don't "off" your 9500ix just yet.

It's difficult to come to any substantive conclusion(s) from your one experience.

If you are new to detectors, you must realize that radar detectors or just that, radar detectors. They are not "cop" detectors.

It is possible that the vehicle you were passing was operating instant-on radar and that the officer correctly accessed that you were not speeding visually and therefore waited to target a potential speeder behind you as you were passing.

If your 9500ix alerted at the time with a very strong dose of radar at the time you passed, I suspect that may have been what was going on.

Just because a cruiser is about, does not necessarily mean that he/she has the unit left on constantly. In fact, generally, it's the other way around.

I'd recommend getting some seat time with your new passport 9500ix, before coming to any conclusions.

Keep us posted on your experiences and we'll eventually get to any underlying issue, if any.

Again welcome to our STH community.

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You got hit with Instant On. Your best bet would have been to use a rabbit and hope you pick up the IO hit from him. In saying all this I am currently driving with the 9500IX and I am not impressed. This is my third time around trying it out. It looks like I will be Ebaying it soon


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Thanks guys for the responses. Yeah I figured that the cops didn't leave the radar activated the whole time, and as I said before, I'm starting to learn the limits of RD's. It's kinda like not out driving your head lights. But I'm guess wondering, why is there "Pop detection" mode on a radar when if you get "popped" it's already too late anyway
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Not true. POP mode is more about one company's marketing campaign than being a real-threat in the real-world.

Even if you encountered POP in your travels, which I seriously doubt, tickets are not legally issuable from them anyway and could be challenged on that basis.

Also realize, that driving with radar detectors in no way a guarantees that you won't, either.

To be perfectly candid, I have received two citations over the course of this past year (allegedly at some eye-popping speeds). And I suspect few, if any, have as many or high-end countermeasures as I do.

However, both speeding citations were from old-school techniques, called "pacing."

Yep, someone managed to follow me from a distance and "clock" my speed using their speedometer.

All of the best detectors in the world, can't not protect from that.

The best advice I can give on how to drive with a radar detector is simply this. Drive like you didn't have one.

That bit of advice is based on literally hundreds of thousands of miles driving with radar detectors for nearly three decades.

Remember, a good radar detector is merely a tool to help you assess your environment. That's it. If you rely too much on it, to save you, eventually the odds against you will catch-up with you.

Here's a useful primer on some of this enforcement technology.

Police RADAR, POP RADAR: How they differ from Police LIDAR

PS: My suggestion is to leave POP OFF.

Enjoy your exploration and welcome to our friendly community...

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You got hit with Instant On. Your best bet would have been to use a rabbit and hope you pick up the IO hit from him. In saying all this I am currently driving with the 9500IX and I am not impressed. This is my third time around trying it out. It looks like I will be Ebaying it soon
Why are you disappointed with your IX? I have been thoroughly impressed with it's range and ability to detect speed/red light cameras. Truelock has worked great, though I know they are working to revise the unlock feature, I can see no real faults. I will admit that it is so quiet that I am afraid it is not working sometimes, but then it gives me a great save and all is well again. Just curious.
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