"unreliable"on by rvidair
Pros good range on k band and ka
Cons unreliable, too many false alarms
Summary Broke down after a year and they would not honor 1 yr warranty. Cost $75 to repair. Will not buy another one. Good range on K and KA bands as advertised, but more false signals than advertised, especially on K band.
Pros ok when it works
Cons , back for repair 2 times and now needs to go back again. and they charge you $55 each time
Pros Always detected Ka band as being police radar in a great time ahead for reaction.
POP UP worked twice perfectly, a police patrol shot a POP UP twice on me from the back and suddenly activated his Ka
Very quiet, simple and efficient announcements.
Cons Laser detector will detect only when you are being targeted and you will NOT have time for reaction. Maybe good ONLY if detected when in a straight line! If on a 45 degrees curve, you will have no indication until you are caught by the LASER.
Summary Great for the price, I totally recommend this RX65, simple controls and easy on and off bottom to detach from the suction cups in the windshield.
It detects most of signals from TOLL BOOTHS, BRIDGES and Traffic lights with speed sensors as X or K band.
It detected ALL Ka band as police radar on the road, PERFECT, also great POP UP signal.
Laser is the only draw back, BUT it is not widely used, most are Ka bands, so I think you can live without it.
Pros My BRX65 detected the POLICE from the mount on my R6 about 2 miles away, this was not on a straight road it was actually detecting the radar while still on an incline up hill. The police was set up over that hill and up another. Worth every penny.
Cons Not water proof :(
Summary If you ride a motorcycle don't waste your money on the little cheap detectors made for bikes. So they are water proof? So what! Range is important especially when you are flying it 147 MPH. If you get the right set up you can have it all. My set up for the Yamaha R6 is as follows: Techmount 13mm Steering Stem Mount about 69.00$, Beltronics Direct Wire Cord about 10.00$, Velcro whatever brand you like, I don't know the name but I found a clear waterproofing case that looks like cheap clear plastic made for the escort series detectors the BRX65 fits perfectly in there, and there is room for your H.A.R.D module about 26.00$, H.A.R.D heads up LED display, and transmitter about 156.00$. All of this will help you avoid those Tickets. Which one? If you are like me you are probably reading this with the hope to understand if you should get the infamous Beltronics STI Driver, or the Beltronics RX65? Here's the difference...If Radar Detectors are not illegal in your state/country buy the RX65 and save yourself some cash. Radar Roy from Radarbusters did select the Beltronics RX65 as his Top Choice. The Bottom Line Buy It! If you can't afford it try the Vector 995 my friend swears by it. I swear by the RX65
Pros The RX65 is highly reliable and has given me peace of mind with over 20,000 highway miles usage and multiple saves!
Cons There is nothing I don't like about the RX65
Summary I don't use a radar detector so I can speed, I use the RX65 as a "Rookie Detector." Yes, those pesky newbe "hot dog" highway patrolmen who are out to save the world from motorists going 5 MPH over the posted limit on a wide open stretch of desert highway in very light traffic. (Especially while driving through small, backwater dots on the map where the cops have nothing better to do than write decent, responsible folks petty citations.)
Having said that, I can tell you that the Belltronics RX 65 is the real deal! I don't even care about the display feature in fact, I keep ithe display turned off. All I want from my RX65 is an audible warning that something is generating a Radar signal somewhere in proximity. When driving solo cross country, I wedge the RX 65 between the top of the front passenger seat and the bottom of the head rest. I use my rear power plug to supply power. In this position, the unit is next to my right ear and my windshield is clear -- and the unit is not visible to inquiring minds.
The unit's detection range is nothing short of spectacular! On the long open stretches, I can often get 2-3 minutes advance warning at 75 MPH (and to me, that's just crazy!). So naturally, when the alert sounds, my foot comes off the gas and I simply wait until I see the source of the Radar.
My favorite feature is that the first few seconds of the audible alert is at full volume and then the unit automatically converts to low volume while it continues its detection. This is especially helpful when you have the unit just inches from your right ear.
After a bit of use, you'll learn to understand what to expect from the RX65. You'll know when the Radar source is behind you or approaching from the oposite direction. You be able to gauge the approach rate of the Radar source and most importantly, you know that when the RX65 sounds off, it's usually a cop out there somewhere so slow down!
Occassionally while driving through twisty hill country, I'll get a very short duration alert and then slience -- sort of a blip. I've learned over the years that this is often a stray or skip Radar wave which has bounced around a couple of hills and dales. And sho-nuff, a mile or two down the road, there's old smokey. You get the picture.
I couldn't be more pleased with my RX65 and for my money, it's easily the best value going in the serious radar detector universe. It has paid for itself about a dozen times over. One final word to the wise: Even with a good radar detector, you still need to watch your rear view mirror. They don't always have their radar units on.
Drive carefully and responsibly.