"Believe what you will about Craig Peterson and his testing, but there are many references to him being paid by Bel and other detector manufacturers to bias his tests against certain detectors. "
Agreed. I certainly don't trust him 100%, and have no way of knowing if he is biased. But it is a fact that he has changed which detector he things is best over the years, right? Isn't it odd, if he is for sale, that he shill for Valentine years back, but now shill for Bel/Escort? He's been around long enough, and changed his picks enough to earn some credibility, from me at least.
Other less systematic review sites, such as Amazon.com, seemed to back it up. The Valentines, too, seem to attract a "fanboy" element, with cult-like appreciation for the devices, which to me suggests I factor that in to what people say. Don't get me wrong, you guys may have tested the @#$ out of these, and know for sure that it works better for you, but you can't deny that some people love their Valentine as much as their dog, but haven't upgraded it or ever done ANY research into how good the competitors are. Those are called fanboys, and they make it hard to separate fact from fiction.
Great link on Petersen, though. Of course, if true, that would prove that he was a total @#$hat, which is damning. But it doesn't imply bias - it may imply a bad character who can be bought, though.
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