I had heard for years how good the V1 is/was. I still believe it is a great detector and from what I have seen the performance seems to be pretty much the same for the V1, RX65 and the X50. I was pretty close to getting a V1, but one thing that bothered me and perhaps some of you can explain this to me. Why on the V1 site do they only post results from 2002? 3 years seems like a long time to be holding onto ONE test that the V1 won. The bashing of the 8500 is also on the site. I presume this was the older one. I havent seen any bashing like that from either the bel or escort sites. Has the V1 been selling by its name recognition and old tests? Also, is it good business to "insult" your rivals products on your site? Personally, I think not!
Just some of my thoughts at the time when I was debating on buying a V1.
Passport X50 Red (rev 5)