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post #1 of 61 Old 4th October 2005, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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What Radar Detector Do You Use???

Hey guys,

Just wanted your opinions/views on radar detectors, how they work, "life-saving" stories, etc...

What do you think is the best Radar Detector, and has anyone come across the PNI Traveller Sensoro.. My friend has it and he said it was the cheapest but best one he's ever used and hes had many (confiscated here in Canada)!!

[Here's what I've read:
The Sensoro Traveller radar detector from PNI provides incredible performance. We simply cannot say enough good things about this detector. Tests have shown that the Traveller is simply one of the best performing radar detectors on the market today. In almost all tests, the Traveller performs almost as good as if not better than other radar detectors that sell for twice as much. Check out the results of this independent test by Speed Measurement Labs. It is amazing to find that kind of performance for such a reasonable price.

In addition to its performance, the PNI Sensoro Traveller also has some unique features. It (along with the Traveller II) is the only radar detector that we offer that can operate with a power cord, or cordless with batteries! The Traveller can operate for approximately 50 hours on two AA batteries. If you are interested in voice alerts, the PNI Traveller II has all of the features of the Traveller, but includes English and Spanish voice alerts.

The PNI Sensoro Traveller responds to all types of radar currently in use by police, and provides 360 degree detection of all types of laser guns laser. The PNI Sensoro Traveller is immune to the VG-2 "radar detector-detector".


Price: $139.99]

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Re: What Radar Detector Do You Use???

Stinger DSI
http://www.stinger.nl/index.php?sec=index&lang=en

I have the elite edition installed in my E500 and it's proven to be worth every penny. Radar detectors are illegal over here but that doesn't mater because technicaly this thing isn't a radar detector, it's a spectrum analyser. It comes with a computer which uses the spectrum analyser to display allkinds of "usefull" information about your surrounding, including the presence of a radar frequency.

It comes with special software which also alarms you to the presence of a frequency but get this, if a cop pulls you over then you can delete this software at the push of a button.

Because it doesn't opperate like a convential radar detector it's also undetectable by any RDD's (Radar Detector Detector, so a device which detects a radar detector).

It's loaded with a bunch of handy dandy features. The nicest of which is the track control indicator. Over here the police has a system called "traject controle", basicly they're camera's mounted above the road which take a picture of your licenceplate once you pass under it.

A few kilometers ahead there's a same setup. A computer recognizes your licenceplate and measure the time you took to get from point A to point B. It then uses this time to calculate your average speed over the course.

What the track control indicator does is once you pass under one of these camera's, show you your average speed up untill that momment and also show you how fast you can drive to correct your average speed before you reach the second camera.

Another nice feature aswell is police check. There's a database in the device which track of every police radar you've passed, what your speed was at that momment and what frequency the police radar was operating. So if the police equipment is defective or isn't operating within the set frequencies then you can use that as proof.

I can go on for hours about all the nice little features this thing has but trust me it's very handy and I haven't had a momment of regret ever since I bought it.
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Re: What Radar Detector Do You Use???

Having visited the stinger website. I must say that it looks very impressive indeed. I think that they also do a gps position based radar detector for use in the uk. Looks worthy of adding to my M6 arriving 20 Oct
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The Stinger looks interesting - Frylord can you give us some info, is it reliable easy to use, installation etc
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Having visited the stinger website. I must say that it looks very impressive indeed. I think that they also do a gps position based radar detector for use in the uk. Looks worthy of adding to my M6 arriving 20 Oct
Yes it has a GPS based spotlist. You can download updated spotlists free of charge and easily upload them to your head unit from your PC. But that doesn't matter cause you can build your own spotlist and blacklist as you are driving along.

It uses the GPS system to measure your current speed and if you're driving under the speedlimit then it doesn't sound the alarm. One feature which would put this system over the top is if it had a buildt in map of some sort which exactly tells it what the speedlimit is on the road you are driving. Currently you can only set 2 limits for the speedsense feature.

Journey Registration is also a nice feature which keeps track of how much you've driven on one given route. This is very handy if you have to drive for your boss and use your own car. This way you can keep an exact track of the km's or miles you made in your bosses time.
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Active laser blinding is becoming at least as important as radar detection.

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