Summary: Radar Detector professional level. Significantly superior to similar. Operating temperature range from -20 suited to winter in southern and central parts of Russia. Catches Police radars in Russia. Has very little noise. Modernization of the Whistler Pro-78 Whistler Pro-78CE - improved performance in Ka-band, which is not in Russia, but is more expensive. Good product, no wasted money.
Summary: This product seems to work very nicely, warns me ahead of time and when cops are around sometimes ( if they have their raidar on. I really like how this product actually warns the driver in words and the letters on the raidar detector is visible.
Summary: This is my second one of the pro 78 series. I purchased a Pro 78 about 3 years ago and it has worked great for the entire time in fact it still works great. Just couldn't pass up the deal I got on the new Pro 78se plus my old man needs one for his pick up. If you want to waste another 200+ dollars on a Escort or Valentine be my guest, but this radar gives all that those could for a lot less.
Summary: This unit seems to be just as good, if not more capable as my Pro-73. It operates just fine. However, during my last cross-country trip, I found more of the John Laws using pulse radars. No matter how well you detect that, you're not fast enough to react. If you're in traffic, you might pick up a reflection off someone else ahead of you. But if you're on open highway by yourself, there's no way to counteract a pulse radar lying in wait around a blind corner.
Summary: This unit is not as good as some of the reports indicated. In the city mode, it picks up about the same as my old, less expensive Cobra and has about the same number of false signals. It has not been tested on the highway with the highway setting.
Summary: I bought this for my wife, who believes the posted speed limits are just guidelines. The speaker died in her 6 year old Whistler so when I researched a new detector I found some reviews that stated this model compared favorably to the way higher priced detectors out there. The old Whistler saved us many a ticket and this one seems to be even more sensitive. It also has a very cool BLUE readout. For the price, this is probably the best detector out there.