- Jul 19, 2012
- Reaction score
- Washington State
Come on over and join me! If I could have multiple people doing runs simultaneously, all logging data, we could run lots more detectors, do more passes to make the results more statistically significant, try different combinations of settings, etc. There's always more than could be done. The difficult thing is actually executing.@wayne77
I appreciate what Vortex does. Back when I was looking to upgrade to something to replace my 9500ix, I watched a ton of his videos on YouTube to get up to speed on what choices were available, and learn what would fit my needs. And that is why my first choice was the RedLine EX. Since I drive in areas that need RDD Immunity and MRCD detection, it made sense to get one. And Auto-lockouts with Escort Live also played a part in that decision. His videos outlining all these features sold me on the RedLine EX. At that time its weak points were BSM filtering and laser falsing, but there have been firmware updates to address both. Since then, many detectors have had a lot of updates. So things change all the time in RD land. That's also a reason to retest them from time to time.
I would love to do testing for a living, but that's not the (single income) job that puts my family's food on the table, cats food on the floor, keeps a roof over our heads...and helps my daughter through college. To get to that level of comparative testing, you need to be fully invested in that large amount of equipment, or have a local group of people who can pool resources and time together to accomplish the same. I would be willing to donate my three detectors and my time, but that is all I have to offer. Not many are in that unique position to do this for a living.
Vortex videos also helped me to buy my other two detectors, and to avoid some others. So it's not a criticism, but just an observation that a capable detector is missing from that comparative test lineup on that course.