I am a well experienced driver and I am on the market looking for my first radar detector. I spent a lot of time going through reviews and threads and I got confused trying to decide between V1/9500i. I am driving about 50/50 city/hwy so I suspect that radar detector sensitivity is as important for me as its intelligent quietness. Iíve read that V1 is probably the most sensitive but also one of the most chatty ones. Iíve also read that the new 9500i is a very intelligent and quite however is not as sensitive as V1, especially when it comes to the laser. So I am looking for answers to my questions:
- Many people say that a laser alert means that a ticket is on its way. At the same time most of the reviewers pay much attention to the laser detection sensitivity. I am confused: is high laser sensitivity a very useful feature at all? If so, why?
- Is V1 really that chatty? I think that if I get too many false alarms I will start ignoring them.
- I found someone on this forum mentioning that this is possible to re-program V1 to make it more quite. How is it done? Does it make it much quieter/useless?
I appreciate your help.