Hello all, this is my first posting. I've had a v1 since 1993!~ it was stolen recently, started reading about newest radars just b/c even though I intended to get a v1. Read about 9500ix Passport being so good, so I bought one....only b/c I could return it if I didn't like it...gave me a chance to try it out. Well, it was good and all, but like everyone says, I miss the arrows!!! I returned and going to buy another v1 now.
Here is the question: I've read some reviews where the v1's had different software or firmware or something.....3.864 vs 3.871 etc and the higher the #'s the better it performed. So, I called Valentine to inquire....all they would say is they have the latest software and they only sell 1 version. IF thats true, how are guys finding their units have different ( engineering updates I supposed they'd be called) versions?
I'm asking b/c I'm considering buying used ones vs new from v1 site. Any thoughts out there on what I should do....cheaper $ vs brand new?
ps I found one locally for sale....but he wanted $380, new in Feb/2010. He wants too much in my mind, why would someone buy s USED one for $19 less than a new one with full factory warranty (plus $11 shipping)? I don't get it, you've got to offer a reason to buy used for a prospective buyer....am I off on this thought?
thanks so much, love to see this forum....I"m reading up on it....didn't have a clue that I could have programmed my v1 all these years to do different things...wow