I've got a V1 1.8 without POP (used for yrs and happy with it) and always use A mode for the roads around my area. I read that "L" mode would be better for city use and such?
I've just got my hands on the 1.8 POP and also a X50 for some testing. Its not possible to test both units together as they give off false alerts so I dont know how some sites do such testing? I've only had one Ka alert on both units and the X50 was quicker. However, difference is so small its not worth mentioning. I will try and do more testing between these units before I decide if the X50 gives more range or not over the V1.
I've used my old 1.8 V1 for years and its saved me many times. Lately I've heard police have POP radar which my old V1 didnt have so borrowed one with to test. It really annoys me when I see someone just saying that the X50 is better than the V1 and likewise. I would say both units are good but given the X50 is cheaper some people automatically say its a better unit!