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    Radar detectors

    I was wondering if there were any USB/PC compatible radar detectors out there. The main reason why I'm asking this is that they're illegal where I live, and would like to hide the reiceiver and see the warnings on my PC screen. A giant detector screen on the top of my dash would probably give me a ticket right off the bat...

    I found this one: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/X5-Laser-Radar...item2a05ce85ad , and was wondering if this would be any good?

    Has anyone here run into something as easy as plug and play USB detector?

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    triple check the pics!-- the part with the usb port is just a cigarette power adapter with 5v outputs, and 12v outputs-- it has nothing to do with sending data(i didn't realise itmyself until i enlarged the picture)

    also, i am put off by the fake 'jewel' that they put on the top of the unit-- it doesn't look like a decent unit at all.

    also, i used to use a radar detector, mounted high on my windshield-- i took it out when i got pulled over for speeding, and it never chirped once(it actually happened twice, the second time, i almost got out and stomped on it...), but went off at random at everything else--the second time, the cop was traveling the other way, around a curve, and the last time the detector went off was 15 min before the curve-- my poor defenseless self wondering why the cop was turning around...

    the valentine1 may be better, but until i can find a cheap reliable solution, i see no reason to get one at all(which by the way, they have come up with a way to integrate with using a serial port)...

    the irony is since i pulled it out, i haven't gotten any tickets..

    these days, i would rather put the money into traffic school, or paying for the ticket, than having the false sense of security it offers.

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    For a different perspective, I highly recommend the Beltronics detectors. I've used two: the V995 dash mount and the RX75 remote mount and both provide excellent warning on most radar and laser devices.

    www.radartest.com and www.radarbusters.com both provide a lot of really good information on what detectors can and can't do. They also help you find the best detector for a given price range.

    Right now, the only detector that can be easily integrated with a carPC is the Valentine1. There are plugins available for RR and Centrafuse I believe, or will be soon. It is possible to integrate some of the Beltronics/Escort models, but it requires a Fusionbrain or arduino type microprocessor board and some fairly serious "hacking" to get it all working.

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    This post is a little dated so I thought I'd jump in

    The new Passport Max2 has internal Bluetooth: http://www.radarbusters.com/Passport...sport-max2.htm

    BTW great site, much of it above my head however, if you need help with the basics of radar detectors or laser jammers let me know, be glad to help


    Quote Originally Posted by VegasGuy View Post
    For a different perspective, I highly recommend the Beltronics detectors. I've used two: the V995 dash mount and the RX75 remote mount and both provide excellent warning on most radar and laser devices.

    www.radartest.com and www.radarbusters.com both provide a lot of really good information on what detectors can and can't do. They also help you find the best detector for a given price range.

    Right now, the only detector that can be easily integrated with a carPC is the Valentine1. There are plugins available for RR and Centrafuse I believe, or will be soon. It is possible to integrate some of the Beltronics/Escort models, but it requires a Fusionbrain or arduino type microprocessor board and some fairly serious "hacking" to get it all working.

    VegasGuy

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