I love my V1 that I had for about year now but with the false alarms it drives me NUTS! I had to pick up the max after reading all the reviews saying that its up to par with the V1. Well I have owned the MAX for not even 24 hours and all I can say is I never felt so much discomfort running this detector since I had the 8500 X50. What a joke. My V1 flat out kicks the escorts A$$ in range for every band every time. I was really hoping I would love the max, but I give credit when its earned. Check out this video I made and I past a radar sign on the freeway and had just about the same results. Picked up KA band yesterday traveling about 45mph and my valentine picked up about 10 seconds before the max did... pathetic. All this was done with the auto lock out OFF. and highway mode. the video I had it on auto though. oops!