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- May 22, 2011
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It was Electrolert, makers of the Fuzzbuster, that put Escort innards inside their RD case. And it was provided to Car and Driver for one of their test events. How did they think they could get away with that?He offered to send me a detector to test out since I was curious if the performance was better, how well the BSM filtering works, and so on. He was a little hesitant because it could be an issue for me if I received a unit from a manufacturer, but I always disclose that, take that into consideration, and it's a pretty common thing. He recommends purchasing a retail unit as well to confirm that what I would see would be representative of a unit he'd send me and I like that. He brought up the issue with SML from years back where a company, I forget who it was, put an Escort detector inside their own unit and everyone got suspicious as to why that detector was performing so well. They opened it up and sure enough it had swapped internals. You guys know the story. That's one of the reasons that he was hesitant at first to send out a test unit and I totally understand that issue with potentially juiced units. I open units too for teardowns and figure if anyone tried that today, it would be pretty disastrous. Heck, if I started seeing unexpected results, I'd be investigating thoroughly anyways so I'm not concerned about that.
Agreed Michael B is one of the best RD engineers in the industry. The only reason Whistlers are not in the top tier is that management (aka bean counters) have not seen fit to do so. It happens with a lot of manufacturers in a lot of industries.