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Re: radar detectors

>From: dan_masi@MENTORG.COM (Dan Masi)
>Date: Tue, 30 Apr 96 12:43:17 EDT
>Subject: Re: Radar Detectors
>On Apr 30, 12:11pm, Kyle D. Ledford wrote:
>> Subject: Radar Detectors
>> I remember some posts awhile ago about radar detectors.. Someone
>> mentioned the valentine I or something...
>> couldsomeone tell me more about these and where one can find them?
>Call 800 information and ask for Valentine.  Or look for their
>ad in any of the car magazines.
>Besides being a very good detector with a minimum of falsing,
>the Valentine-1 has two features that make it different from
>other radar detectors.  One: it displays numerically a count
>of the number of separate "radar threats" it is receiving.
>And two: it displays graphically whether the strongest
>"threat" is coming from up ahead, to the side, or from
>behind your vehicle.
>I bought my V-1 thinking that these two features may be
>a bit hokey, and I was primarily interested in the fact that
>it was basically just a very good detector.  I've grown to
>absolutely depend on these two features, though... they
>make the detector *much* more usable.  It's not cheap, though.

I agree with all that Dan has written, emphatically.

You should also consider the newest BEL units, which have been rated as
highly as the Valentine, and are somewhat cheaper (although still

The best place to read about all this is in Car and Driver's radar
tests.  Go to your library and look up radar detectors in infotrac, get
the publication date, and ask your librarian for it.

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