i dont care about what people say about it anymore but the valentine units are garbage in this 2012. its old, like the old 80's box escort radars looked like(if u can remember) im old enough and actually owned the 80's excort/passport and then switched to bel in 1990 and never looked back.
look, the v1 with its arrows (whoopy) doesnt help when u get a ticket cause its off axis stinks compared to a new bel sti magnum, pro 300, escort x50 black, or any one of the many updated new belscort products. besides belscort detectors can tell you where to be looking for the leo if you are familiar with the tone patterns and will know when hit from behind or instant on or off axis. the ramp ups are so improved and keeps getting sleeker and better. what has valentine done...nothing, copied belscorts upgrades(or tried too) and is good for highway detection straight on and is a chatterbox in town and a piece of garbage as i dont want a chatterbox i want the cool new designs and updated detector ability which belscort gives and continues to give.
the 300. dollar bel pro300 will kick the valentine but in every way. and cant wait for some testing to come out to prove this. v1 needs a facelift and size down the unit, lose the nob, lose the entire valentine appearance and get with the year 2012. and if the pro300 and x50 black are better than the v1, cant even compare it too the sti magnum which is simply the best winshield mount out there. heck ide rather have 3 or 4 different makers before a v1 but im not trying too hate, but the v1 is so outdated and they need to keep up with the times and when my buddy drives with his it never shuts off as the filtering stinks unless you kill it with cutting bands off. with belscort, their tsr shuts 90% of k band and x band falsing without giving up any real threats.
however if innstant on k band is in your area alot i would leave tsr off. i just turned mine off since here in florida where im at, theres only 1 town within 30 miles that uses k band so tsr makes for a quiet ride.
cant wait to see all the haters hate on me for saying all this about valentine but guys its true and sick of hearing about the "arrows" if this continues to be their only selling point....whatever. but try a belscort and youll never turn back and will see what i mean