Whistler Pro-78SE High-Performance Radar Detector

The pro-78se:enhanced high performance!detects laser atlanta stealth modeka max mode – – improved ka band sensitivityexclusive radar signature id – rsid – displays known ka gun frequenciesexclusive laser signature id – lsid – displays pulses per second (pps)of the received laser signalthree (3) filter modes provides extra filteringauto dim modeblue text displayintellicord ready – program which features intellicord controlsreal voice alerts – selectablepatented pop mode detectionexclusive low profile alert periscopestotal band protection – selectable360° maxx coverage 3 city modes/highway modehigh gain lensstay alertdim modesquiet/auto quiet modesalert prioritysetting savervehicle battery saver – selectablesafety warning system – swsincluded accessories: – power cord – direct wire kit – windshield mount – dash padAmazon.com Product Description Whistler’s Pro-78SE is a detector that maximizes sensitivity and minimizes falsing. Ka Max Mode gives you improved Ka Band sensitivity. Radar Signature ID displays known Ka gun frequencies to help distinguish threats, and Laser Signature ID does the same by displaying pulses per second of received laser signals. Take advantage of 360-degree coverage for all radar and laser bands, Whistler’s patented POP-mode detection, and a wealth of other features in this compact detector.

The Pro-78SE maximizes sensitivity and minimizes falsing. Click to enlarge.

Blue Text Display
The brilliant blue text display provides distinct visual confirmation of signals detected, signal strength, and indicates engaged modes of operation.

Filter Mode
There are times when a radar detector can emit the same frequency as police radar and can cause your detector to falsely alarm. Sometimes a detector can display a signal when picking up another radar detector in vehicle close by. The Whistler Filter Mode checks the signal to verify if it’s a legitimate police radar or a false alert from another detector.

Auto Dim Mode
The Auto Dim feature automatically switches the illumination of the text display between the bright and dim settings according to varying light conditions so that the text display will always be easy to read.

Add the Whistler INTELLICORD and you’ll be able to remotely control the radar detector in settings such as power on/off, city modes, dim/dark and quiet/auto quiet with a simple press of a button.

Real Voice Alerts

Real Voice provides added information to the detected signal over and above the simple band ID tones from internal speaker. Click to enlarge.

Add the Whistler INTELLICORD for remote control of radar detector settings. Click to enlarge.

Real Voice provides added information to the detected signal over and above the simple band ID tones. The unit says “X band” when it detects an X band signal. This allows you to keep your eyes on-the-road. Real Voice is also used to articulate Safety Warning System messages and feature selections. Real Voice will be used to articulate the following:

  • Band Identification
  • Safety Warning System messages
  • Feature Selection

Low Profile Alert Periscopes
Whistler’s Low Profile Alert Periscopes provide an added attention getting visual alert. The two extra LEDs flash on and off when the unit alarms to provide a unique visual alert.

3 City Modes/Highway Mode
Highway mode provides full audio and visual warning of laser/radar systems while maintaining full sensitivity. Highway mode is the default setting of all Whistler’s laser/radar detectors. City mode helps reduce the annoyance of automatic door openers and burglar alarm alerts by providing an initial alert (same distance as Highway Mode) then remaining quiet unless the signal strength becomes very strong. When the signal increases the unit will alert briefly to notify you of the change in signal strength.

Stay Alert
The Stay Alert feature is designed to test a driver’s alertness. Within 30 to 60 seconds after the feature is engaged an alert is sounded; to show alertness, the driver must press the volume, city or the mute button within 3-5 seconds. If a button is pressed within 3-5 seconds, the cycle is repeated. If a button was not pressed within 3-5 seconds the unit alarms at full volume and the display shows an unique visual alert.

Quiet/Auto Quiet Modes
Pressing QUIET before a signal is detected engages Auto Quiet Mode, which automatically reduces the audio level after the initial warning to a low audio level setting. Pressing QUIET during a radar/laser encounter silences audio alerts, while allowing visual alerts to keep you informed.

Alert Priority
When two or more signals are received at the same time, the alert priority is: Laser, VG-2, Speed Radar, Safety Radar.

Example: If X band is alerting, then suddenly a VG-2 signal is detected, the VG-2 warning will override the X band alert.

Vehicle Battery Saver Mode
The Vehicle Battery Saver Mode automatically shuts off your detector within 3 hours if you forget to turn it off. The timer is reset if the detector is turned off, unplugged or any button is pressed before the 6 hours have expired. The detector will alert you with an audible and visual warning before it shuts off.

Safety Warning System–SWS
This relatively new radar is not for speed detection at all, it is used to keep you informed of highway safety. Transmitters are installed and programmed (for example: in emergency vehicles) to make you aware of possible situations that may require your attention, such as: ambulance vehicles that are moving or stationary, road hazards ahead, road construction delays or detours, etc.

What’s in the Box
Whistler PRO-78 SE, Power Cord, Direct Wire Kit, Windshield Mount, Dash Pad, User’s Manual

Product Features

  • Enhanced High Performance!
  • Detects Laser Atlanta Stealth Mode
  • Three (3) Filter Modes Provides extra filtering
  • INTELLICORD Ready – Program which features INTELLICORD controls
  • Vehicle Battery Saver – selectable
  • Total Band protection with selectable bands
  • Exclusive twin alert periscopes
  • Intellicord-ready
  • Real Voice alerts
  • Radar Signature ID (RSID)

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3 Responses to Whistler Pro-78SE High-Performance Radar Detector

  1. Garfield Birch "GGB" says:

    Great Detector!!!! False alarms will be high when “Pop” mode is on! I initially had the pro 78 detector which was excellent. So when that got stolen from my wrecked car it was a no brainer to get the Pro 78se. When I came to Amazon and saw the negative reviews because of false alarms I was skeptical but figured I would give it a try for the price. I used the pro 78se in DE, NJ, PA, NJ and the false alarms were unbearable. I wanted to get a refund from Amazon but since I bought it from another merchant thru Amazon they would not accept a return. I then…

  2. Flying Chrysler says:

    In Whistler Pro We Trust I have been using this radar detector for about a month now, and it is great. I would like to start off by saying that I think many people have unrealistic ideas of what a radar detector will do for them. It isn’t the Police Spotter 2000, no radar detector will pick up any and every police car in a 5 mile radius of you, it is unrealistic and wishful to believe that it will. I looked at the 9500i and the V1, and guess what, there are bad customer reviews on both of them, people saying that…

  3. Santos Dumont "14-Bis" says:

    5 stars for the price I had an old Uniden detector and decided it was time to get a new one. Too many false alarms and not enough range on the old one. I did an extensive research, and I established a price point, no more than $200 for a radar detector. That put me to the range of a few Whistler models, as well as two Beltronics models. I just do not drive that much to justify $400+ in a top line Valentine One, nor in a Escort or Bel at that price range. I checked many internet sources before deciding.During…