Last edited by v1user; 09-20-2011 at 10:24 PM.
For the readers who have trouble telling the difference between K and Ka, there are a couple things that helps me. With sight, on K band, the LED is to the left of the front arrow point, base line, that is what I have to refer to or I am lost. One could put black tape over the K band, no LED means K band but would confuse one with multiple bands. Old V1s had no LED for X band, solid LED for K band and blinking LED for Ka which does not give multiple bands. I think fast blinking was 34.7 when stalker came out at one time. But the best way to tell the difference between K and Ka is to use little l mode with K band arrows 7 and b down. What this does with the main volume at 3-4 o'clock (loud) and tab mute volume at 11-12 o'clock (quite), it puts the V1 in a two mode alert system, brake or let off of the gas. With a weak X/K band, the volume is low at tab setting (unless the CPU breaks in on X band or the K band mute times out at 30 seconds), and a Ka/Laser alert is at the loud main volume. I do not have to think about which band it is and it helps me from hitting the brakes hard every time the V1 alarms because weak X/K alarms are mostly at the lower volume and everthing else alarms at the loud volume which is a high priorty to put the foot on the brake. Hope this helps others because it helps me with I/O around, keeps me from slamming the brakes all the time. To bad Valentine does not use colored LEDs or blinking ones. But I suspect the future V1 will have some changes. Enjoy.....
V1's customization can be quite complex and confusing for us non-engineering types. Spending time getting the settings right for your area and preferences can be rewarding.
Supposedly the Redline is the worlds most sensitive unit....Per Escort.
I would like to add - after about a month wit both detectors. I can honestly say, the Redline sheer performance is amazing. The range is AMAZING. Yesterday for example, leo at an accident was running c/o ka. The Redline alerted about 7 seconds before the V1.....and this is usually the case. I will def be buying another if need be. Thanks Escort.
But i will say back in the day with the V1's best off axis sensitivity and comparing to an M4 i never had any issues with off axis. Sure i could nit pick why the V1 was better, but the off axis on the M4 was fine because it alerted to the most important threats, the immanent ones.