Stereo & Electronics - Whistler DE-1793 SE Radar Detector
06-22-2007, 05:47 PM
I am on the market for a radar/laser detector. Would like to keep it under $200. I was going to get Bel 795 but they dont make those anymore. What do you think of Whistler DE-1793 SE? Found one for a good price ($89). Thanks for all the help in advance.
06-22-2007, 05:49 PM
There is ZERO point in buying a radar detector if it's not an Escort 8500/9500 or a Valentine One. I am being entirely honest. The only people say they don't work are the people have cheap ones. You are wasting your money with a crappy one. Get an 8500. They should be coming down in price since the 9500 just came out.
06-22-2007, 06:01 PM
I am a very broke college student who makes barely enough to pay for gas and escorts are expensive. So anything besides those three doesnt even work?
06-22-2007, 06:14 PM
he is right and even the Escort 8500/9500 and Valentine One are flawed sometimes, it really isn't that easy to beat the heat, in this case the more expensive the better.
06-22-2007, 06:28 PM
I agree. I have the 8500 and its a great detector. Outside of the 3 mentioned you're pretty much wasting your money. Check out ebay for some 8500's that people are selling. there should be some on there because of people upgrading to the 9500.
06-22-2007, 06:53 PM
ive owned whistlers and other cheap brands, then i switched from the cheap stuff to my Escort 8500 and i would never switch back. the range and accuracay this thing has is unreal. when im on the highway...the detector goes off befor i even see the cop car. dont buy a cheap one save up and get the good stuff :judge:
06-22-2007, 08:21 PM
Moving to Electronics.....
06-24-2007, 01:36 AM
Thank you for the support.
So there you go, plenty of other people to let you know the truth. They are cheap for a reason. You would be amazed at how much research Escort and Valentine go though to make a great detector. Valentine is lazy as hell though, they haven't done anything since the detector came out. Then better come out with something soon because I hear the new Escort is the closest a detector has come to "flawless" yet. I hated using one, they are too sensitive, and a PITA to deal with when a false threat has been registered.
I will be buying a 9500 next month. I sold my 8500 to my brother, still a great detector, but I like the idea of GPS, and all the reviews I have read on them. They used focus groups to hone the accuracy and needs to meet the demand of the consumer.
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