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is POP even one of the sensors that the V1 detects? i know about Ka and Laser.

just outta curiousity, what kinda things set off the X and K bands?
 

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I have a Cobra. Not sure what model...got it from Costco. It picks up POP, Laser, and all the normal bands but it also picks up if an emergency vehicle has their red and blues on, even before you can't see it.
 

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brian, how is the cobra? ive heard very mixed things about it. when i was in the market for my v1, it was between the passport 8500 and the v1, as well as the beltronics (i forget the model number). went with the v1 because of the arrows.
 

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The Cobra is great. It picks up everything, but it doesn't have the arrows. I have the XRS9930. It's a 12 band model and it's saved me quite a few times. You can find them online for pretty cheap compared to the V1. Costco was actually selling them for a while.
 

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The Cobra is great. It picks up everything, but it doesn't have the arrows. I have the XRS9930. It's a 12 band model and it's saved me quite a few times. You can find them online for pretty cheap compared to the V1. Costco was actually selling them for a while.
WRONG. Do not even dare say that. How can they say 12 bands if there is only 4 bands of radar? Cobra is THE worst radar detector ever made.

I only recommend Valentine 1, Escort or Bel STI R for the high end or other beltronics and whistler for lower end.
 

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I don't know what problems you've had with them but mine works great.
The Cobra picks up Ku, K, Ka, Specter, POP, Laser, X, VG, VG2, emergency vehicle and train warning signals (which usually triggers the detector before you can even hear a siren) and so on. It picks up 6 forms of radar, 4 forms of laser, and 2 forms of emergency signals.
I just know from my experience the Cobra has worked well. I used to have a Beltronics; it had a shorter range and cost twice as much. I drive a highway full of blind corners that CHP like to hide around and it usually gets the jump on them. I'm happy with it.
The nice thing about the one I have is that before I hardwired it, I had it plugged into the cigarette lighter which is constantly powered. The detector monitors battery voltage and can sense when the car is off. After 10 minutes it will shut itself off, or if the battery voltage drops below 11.9 V. It has a battery voltage meter and digital compass built in. Got mine for $79 from Costco.
 

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oh my god. u buy that marketing bs....

the only professional grade radar detectors that are RESPECTED are beltronics, escort and V1.

others are just junk. PERIOD. think what you want. justify ur purchase. I dont care lol.

go on radar forum and tell them u think cobra is good. get gged

u bought it at costco. musta been an impulse buy cuz you got ripped off
 

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I frankly don't care what anyone thinks unless they've given it a try. It's unbelievable how worked up people get on this forum about products they've never tried. It's from Costco - if I thought it was a rip off, I'd do something known as returning it. I've used the radar detector for over a year and I'm telling you it works. That's my opinion, you have yours. If you want to drop a few hundred on a radar detector, cool, hope you like it. I'm happy with the Cobra. And I'd buy it again; in fact, we have 4 of them because we like them so much.
 

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I don't know what problems you've had with them but mine works great.
The Cobra picks up Ku, K, Ka, Specter, POP, Laser, X, VG, VG2, emergency vehicle and train warning signals (which usually triggers the detector before you can even hear a siren) and so on. It picks up 6 forms of radar, 4 forms of laser, and 2 forms of emergency signals.
I just know from my experience the Cobra has worked well. I used to have a Beltronics; it had a shorter range and cost twice as much. I drive a highway full of blind corners that CHP like to hide around and it usually gets the jump on them. I'm happy with it.
The nice thing about the one I have is that before I hardwired it, I had it plugged into the cigarette lighter which is constantly powered. The detector monitors battery voltage and can sense when the car is off. After 10 minutes it will shut itself off, or if the battery voltage drops below 11.9 V. It has a battery voltage meter and digital compass built in. Got mine for $79 from Costco.

I really really really feel like vomiting.
 
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