see thats why I dont think it really matters.Weston on Sep/12/02 said:The manual for my Cobra ESD-9100 said to put it low on the windshield, but above the wiper blades. I stuck it above the clock. The manual for my Valentine one said to put it in the center and as high as I can without anything blocking it's front or rear view.
As far as I know only laser has instant-on feature which you talk of ("hold buttons?"). You will not be able to trace their signal until they pull the trigger on their laser gun and clock you....which is of course...too late! However, radar does not work the same way, and from what I've read, radar is used far more than laser (depending on your area I guess) and doesn't have instant-on capability, and can be easily picked up by your mid to hi end detector.sneeedle on Sep/13/02 said:Cop cars have hold buttons in them, that they can hold until theyre ready to clock you, and once they let off, theyve got you. Radar has a 1300' range, and laser is 2200'
the laser scare is just that--a scare... the money involved and the downfalls of the techonogy make it not as good an alternative to high-quality radar systems. lasers requires direct line of sight--no signs, trees, etcsneeedle on Sep/13/02 said:I was talking to a cop, and asked him about radar detectors, he just kinda chuckled and said theyre just a false sense of security.. Cop cars have hold buttons in them, that they can hold until theyre ready to clock you, and once they let off, theyve got you. Radar has a 1300' range, and laser is 2200' .. He also told me alot of stuff, that has helped me speed, i.e. telling me exactly how a cop has to sit and such, since then, ive noticed theyre all sitting just like he said.. So, jsut a friendly conversation with a sheriff deputy, told me more than I ever couldve gotten from a detector