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Anyone in Calgary have a clue what brand or model radar detectors will pickup the photo radar lasers and the hand held lasers the city officers use? I have no problem picking up the RC's from a good couple KMs away but those city cops are invisible until it's too late

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I've had good experiences with my Passport 9500xi. Picks up the photo radar before I hit them and with the hand helds, you only get any advanced warning if there are other vehicles around you. The hand helds are tricky, if you're the the only one on the road then you're pretty much toast, but if there are other vehicles before you that get hit and the refraction is picked up: SLOW DOWN IMMEDIATELY.
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Which would you chose between the bel STI and the escort 9500ix? They both appear to have similar specs but the sti has dual antenna. The escort has the upper hand since it has that gps tool.

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I went with the 9500xi for the gps feature, was really handy for the road trips through unfamiliar areas since it'd chirp when i'd be getting near known speed traps/red light cams/ speed cams. The dual antennae would be good if you're gonna be in the same geneal area and you want the added protection.
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Escort Redline (I have had issues with reliability though)
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