Hey I own a Pro M, it's likely falsing from your CX5 BSM. K7 is a pretty high filter to run so you are probably not falsing under 80 km/h but then when you go over 80 as set by your auto city setting, you will be running max K band sensitivity because it will automatically shift to highway mode...
For whats it's worth, the R7 with the latest VPR laser firmware update has never given me a laser false and has alerted every single time I was hit by laser. Additionally when run on city mode the bsm filtering is quite good while still offering excellent K band range. Something to think about.
if you don't care about insane range and are content with great range and filtering, and a set it and forget it experience, the escort max 360 and the Cobra Dual Pro 360 are both great choices. This is coming from a guy who runs an R7.
FDSR is the reason why the Whistlers now mix up K band with KA Band. All my Whistlers prior to the addition of FDSR including my CR85 with TFSR but no FDSR do not band confuse and actually have pretty good bsm filtering. After FDSR was added it fell apart.
So the R3 laser sensitivity seems to suck but the R7 on version 1.33 with the new VPR laser gun sensitivity update seems to be way better at laser. My R7 mounted low on my windshield has picked up every laser gun shot so far.
R7 in city mode is as quiet as my escort max II. The K band of the R7 in city mode exceeds the K band range of the Max series and redline 360c in auto mode and nearly matches the sensitivity of the escort max series when the max is set to highway mode. The R7 is a great detector.
It sounds like he has poliscan speed cameras in France that use laser. In this case, a radar detector with superior laser detection abilities would actually be helpful in preventing tickets. If you are looking for the best laser detection for the price purchase a whistler radar detector. Their...
Living in PA currently. I am against radar or laser enforcement, but that being said I wish all state that enforced followed the rules written above. Speed enforcement has clearly turned into a cash cow in some states.