Beltronics RX65 Review

10th Mar,2020

The Beltronics RX65 Red Professional Series radar detector reviewed here can help provide an effective way to avoid getting speeding tickets. This detector has several settings that you may customize to your liking.



The 280-nits LED screen on the Beltronics RX65 radar detector is particularly impressive. If you’re looking for a solid radar detector, we highly recommend the Beltronics name, particularly the RX65.

While the overall design of this radar detector is a bit outdated and doesn’t feel new, it has a solid construction. It offers a decent amount of heft, especially compared to many other models on the market that are far too light.

Now let’s review some information about the LED display. The ultra-bright display on this Beltronics RX65 radar detector has an alpha-numeric design and offers four different brightness levels.

There is Maximum, Medium, Minimum and Dark. You can select which one you want by pressing the BRT button until you have found the right one.

You will also see a graph on the LED display that will show you the strength of each signal that is detected. In the event of multiple threats being detected, the strongest one will be shown.

You can change this if you want by going into the “Signal Strength Meter” section on the menu.

The Threat Display setting that the RX65 radar detector offers allows for multiple signals to be displayed simultaneously. You will see the letter that represents the detected band and the number for signal strength.

There’s also the Tech Display mode on the RX65, which will display the band that id detected as well as the frequency. If multiple radar signals are detected, the strongest one is displayed. This setting is ideal for more advanced users.


Band Detection

The Beltronics RX65 radar detector offers detection of all radar frequencies, including X, K Superwide Ka, and even Instant-On. It will also provide a safety warning system.

These days X-band radar has become all but obsolete, but it’s still sometimes used for highway traffic monitoring.

This type of radar is more commonly used with microwave towers and the kinds of automatic doors that you find with larger chain grocery stores.

It’s recommended that you set this GPS to ignore X-band signals because of all the false alerts or false alarms it causes.

While K-band radar is also sometimes used by police for traffic monitoring, these alerts usually come from automatic door openers and other innocuous sources, causing false alerts

Superwide Ka band radar is the most commonly used type of radar when it comes to traffic monitoring and enforcement by police.

The Beltronics RX65 radar detector is also capable of picking up on POP radar guns.

It’s important to keep in mind that if your car is targeted with one of these radar devices, you won’t have enough time to react. You may, however, be able to slow down in time if the vehicles in front of you are being targeted.

This is the most difficult type of radar for even new high-end models like the Beltronics RX65 to detect. If you receive one of these alerts, slow down immediately.

Laser Detection

Another useful feature that the Beltronics RX65 radar detector offers is laser detection for both the front and rear of your vehicle.

LIDAR or light detection and ranging are quickly becoming a common practice among police throughout the United States and Canada.

The part of this radar detector that faces the windshield features a laser lens and special antenna designed to alert you each time a laser is detected to be in use in the area.

The top of this device contains a port that picks up on lasers that are pointed at the back of your vehicle.

Know there are no false alerts or false alarms on laser, so take every new alert seriously.

Program Mode

There seven different settings in the RX65 Program Mode that you can change to customize the performance of the Beltronics RX65 detector. The first setting is Pilot, which shows light to indicate that power is on.

There is also Voice, which allows you to enable or disable audio alerts. AutoMute turns down the volume of alerts whenever a warning is detected.

City, Highway and AutoScan Modes

You will have three different modes to choose from in the RX65—AutoScan, Highway, and City. The AutoScan feature of this radar detector does provide long-range threat detection.

It has digital signal processing for fast alerts on potential threats from police radar guns. It automatically sets the sensitivity according to your driving environment.

The Highway mode is by far the most sensitive on the RX65, and it can be very useful when you’re driving on the highway. In city mode, the overall sensitivity of the radar detector is decreased. There are three sensitive levels within City mode.

Audio Alerts

The Beltronics RX65 emits three different types of audio alerts. X-band alerts have a chirping sound, K-band is more like a buzzing noise, and Ka alerts chirp twice. The stronger the signal of a threat, the closer together the sounds get.

Laser alerts produce a consistent tone. You can choose to enable voice alerts on the RX65, which is a digital voice.

Mute Settings

The mute-volume button on the RX65 detector will allow you to temporarily disable audio alerts. Mute only works for individual alerts, so the next one will emit an audio alert unless you press the button again.


Installing the RX65 product is a simple and easy process that only takes a couple of minutes at best.

Put the suction mount that comes with this device in the middle of your windshield. Make sure that you install it low enough that it can work properly.

For best results, don’t put it behind tinted glass or your windshield wipers, as it will negatively affect its overall performance.


The overall performance of the Beltronics Pro RX65 packs in power.

In our review, the product is capable of detecting a wide range of radar signals on numerous bands from police radar guns. There are different modes that you can switch between depending on where you’re driving.

These modes perform well respectively on the RX65.

Additional Features

One of the additional features on the Beltronics RX65 radar device offers is protection against VG-2 radar detector detectors. You won’t have to worry about the police.

While most states don’t have any laws against radar detectors, it’s best to check your local laws.

There is also the SmartPlug feature, which has a green light that glows when this device is on. It red whenever a threat is detected.

You’re able to switch out the SmartPlug with the Escort SmartCord, which allows you to use the ESCORT Live mobile app. Those who use this app on their phones can get the extensive threat database, including red light and speed cameras.

Make sure to check out the official manual[1] for extra information.


Q: How does the Beltronics RX65 fare against the Escort 8500x 50?

A: Both are almost similar in performance. Remember, the two brands (Escort and Beltronics) have merged from a while back.

The Beltronics model has voice alerts, though. It can also detect Ku bands that are mostly used in European nations.

Q: Does this model come with the M4 or S7 chip?

A: Both chips are available in later releases.

Beltronics RX65 Review Conclusion

Beltronics is a popular name in the radar detector devices industry. The Beltronics Pro RX65 radar detector can detect radar threats of different band frequencies.

Like many devices, it also offers customization to optimize alert sensitivity on a range of bands and general driving awareness.

However, it lacks the added features that GPS brings like marking speed traps, red-light cameras, and speed cameras.

If you’re looking for a reliable radar detector with a good name, the Beltronics RX65 detector is an ideal choice to get, as you can see in this review.

There are very few radar detectors on the market that give an impressive performance as this one , and the customer reviews reflect that too.

Beltronics RX65 Review
8.5 Total Score
Overall Customer Rating

User Rating: 2.33 (36 votes)
William Johnson

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