Posted by John on March 01, 1999 at 12:37:58:
In Reply to: BEL 945i (cordless) radar detector - experience? posted by YS on March 01, 1999 at 11:35:20:
: Does anybody have any experience with BEL 945i cordless radar detector? How long do the batteries last?
There is NO cordless radar detector whose performance approaches that of corded models of the better manufacturers. I've used both Escort and Bel models, and they were both pieces of s___! I could go into detail, but shortcomings too many (battery hassels excluded).
If you want better performance, you'll buy one of the name brands' better corded models. If you want the ABSOLUTE best, you will buy a Valentine One.
Compared to it, everything else is a toy. Once you see and use one, you will know why. Of course it will cost you $400 (available ONLY direct from manufacturer), but has a lifetime guarantee to the original buyer and the manufacturer upgrades the circuitry at a modest charge when such upgrades make it into new models.
I have no financial interest in Valentine, but after throwing away 4 others over the years, I finally have one worth keeping.