Every time I think of buying a V1 as a 2nd detector I go over to the V1 forum and read all about how it doesnt pick up this or that and about the many many revisions. Bel and Escort have their problems too, but it doesnt seem as rampant as valentine. I still cant figure out why they cant get their revision right. They brought out a V1 with Ku/Pop/ better Laser a while ago and they're still doing revisions. At least the X50 in the year and half that its been out has only had one revision. I have a side of me that wants the arrows, but I also dont want to get a ticket one day because the thing is in its calibration mode that I dont know about and doesnt alert to K or Ka band. IF V1 ever gets it right I'll buy one and eat my own words if its better than the belscorts. Side note: Bigeasyguy has a sticky on the rear detection of the V1 vs the other detectors, but its only like 2000' dif. for bel and 4000' for the OLD 8500, yet in the comments says 2 miles better than any other detector. Hmm last time I checked 2000' doesnt equal 2 miles! Also how come V1 owners loves to bring up old tests like they were the bible?
This was the sticky:
The Valentine One has won every rear radar detection test that has been done, the last one was in the year 2000. Radartest.com hates the V1 and this is what they said about the V1's rear radar detection, "We found it gave anywhere from two to three times the detection range of the other units." According to these tests, the V1 beats every radar detector by at least 2 miles in rear Ka band detection