Its a nice feature to have, I use it quite often. I had a Valentine 1 and it worked great until it just died on me after a year of use. I bought it brand new too. So I bought my 8500 and its noticeably better than the V1. I liked the V1 because it had arrows but 25% of the time the arrows were wrong. The 8500 seems to have better detection on all the bands and MUCH LESS false alarms. That is what I like most about it. It also looks a helluva lot better. The Escort 8500X50 is supposed to be even better than the 8500...
Originally posted by AustinKP
uh, why? That's the problem with all the radar detectors these days... they keep adding "features", when what we really need is "radar detection"... if I ever get a radar detector, I'm going with Valentine One. Although I hear that the new top-of-the-line escort is performing much better than before.