Excerpt: Running this thing side by side with my Cobra 9340 the detection is virtually the same. The Beltronics alerts at the same time with Ka band and about a half second later on X and K band. It does however pick up photo band radar better but still too late to avoid a ticket. This detector is about equal in quality to my brothers Whistler pro-78.
Pros: Easy to use with Ku band for europe.
Cons: Only as affective as my Cobra which costs half the price.
Excerpt: I purchased this detector after a friend and I researched online for radar detectors under 200 dollars. I bought it and from day 1 the range in detecting cops has been terrible. Sometimes it wont go off till Im right on top of the cop. Terrible at detecting radar around turns. Lucky I drive on the same highway for the past 5.5 years, So I know where the cops like hiding at. I ordered the Bel RX65 cause its suposed to be really good. So gonna try that one.
Pros: Its ok when it decides to pick up radar.
Cons: Price,Performance & Im sure I can keep typing stuff here...