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Thread: Unboxing the New Beltronics PRO 100, 200, 300 & 500

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    Unboxing the New Beltronics PRO 100, 200, 300 & 500

    First I must start by saying that I much prefer the old package on the RX65's and GX65's verse the new packaging on the new Pro Series. They have gone back to the 6x, 8x, & 10x (Range vs. others in its class)

    PRO 100 - 6x the range of others in its class
    PRO 200 - 6x the range of others in its class
    PRO 300 & PRO 500 - 10x the range of others in its class

    What exactly (In its class) is beyond me but as you get to the higher end models its clear they are saying sensitivity increases.

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    I have only unpacked the PRO-300 so far and I can say.

    1. There is no user manual. Strange but they only include a quick reference card and a link to the Beltronics website if you want to download a manual.
    2. The Smart Coiled cord was replaced with the newer Combo Smart Cord (Half Straight & Half Coiled)
    3. There is no more support for KU Band.
    4. The is still KA Band USA or International Mode
    5. They no longer include a carrying case

    I like the new rubberized black finish on the new models:

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    And you can see they did change the bubble lens which was on the GX65 and other newer models:

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    I have not driven with it yet but I will take it for a drive tonight to see if the increase in range is noticeable in real world driving.
    Last edited by BestRadarDetectors; 06-29-2012 at 03:17 PM.
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    Not entirely true...they due include a zipper carry case when bought direct from bel. I ordered the rx65 20 days ago, returned it last week for the new pro300, and asked if the pro 300 comes with same zipper bag as the rx65 did and they all told me yes both online and direct over the phone. If your talking about the black pouch cheap case the 995 comes in then no, but it does come with the nice zipper carry case for the unit and the smartcord just like the rx65 does.(at least the one i got 2-3 weeks ago dirct from bel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodtimes40 View Post
    Not entirely true...they due include a zipper carry case when bought direct from bel. I ordered the rx65 20 days ago, returned it last week for the new pro300, and asked if the pro 300 comes with same zipper bag as the rx65 did and they all told me yes both online and direct over the phone. If your talking about the black pouch cheap case the 995 comes in then no, but it does come with the nice zipper carry case for the unit and the smartcord just like the rx65 does.(at least the one i got 2-3 weeks ago dirct from bel)
    There is NO case in the retail boxes. Did they send you a separate case outside of the box? Might have done it as a customer service courtesy since you had previously ordered the RX65 but new units do not have cases. Smartcord is also the new Combo cord as pictured below.

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    No Manual only the little quick reference card on the bottom of the box.
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    What is ramp up of this Pro 500 ? Fluent or still two stages like in RX65 ?

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    Looks like the V940 through 995 and the RX65 models under a different name. Then the PRO 500 is the GX-65 under a different name.

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    The Lens on the new PRO300 is larger than the lens on the 9500ix. Not sure why they made it so much larger but I can only guess there must be a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youthan View Post
    What is ramp up of this Pro 500 ? Fluent or still two stages like in RX65 ?
    Have not taken the PRO-500 for a drive yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenzy View Post
    Looks like the V940 through 995 and the RX65 models under a different name. Then the PRO 500 is the GX-65 under a different name.
    V940 New Model is the PRO 100
    V955 New Model is the PRO 200
    V995 is discontinued and was not replaced.
    RX65 New Model is the PRO 300
    GX65 New Model is the PRO 500

    All have the new rubberized paint which has a nice look and feel to them. There are other slight differences but biggest difference is the new Lens on the PRO-300 which was not on the RX65.
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    Beltronics GX65 vs PRO 500 - Besides the new paint there does not seem to be much of a difference between these two. Still confused why the lens on the PRO-300 is much larger than even the PRO-500 when they are supposed to have the same performance with the exception of the GPS functions. There is a price reduction since GX65 was $469.95 and the new PRO-500 is $399.95 so overall its a good value considering the 9500ix is now $100 more and only feature difference is the Auto Learn on the 9500ix.

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