Hi all! Here we go on my very subjective impression of my old X50 v my new V!.
First I have discovered that in Utah, the local police are still using X...
the Sheriff's Department is using K, while the Utah Highway Patrol is using Ka. I believe the major cities are starting to use laser but I have only been hit once.
So here we go:
X50: Pro-Different modes of alert ie standard, multiple band indicator, actual band width.
Con-standard only gives you strongest band, multiple band is difficult to see for those of use who are sight impaired, band width..kewl...but cumbersome.
Con-filtering challenged when POP is enabled
Pro-great accessory assortment
Pro-excellent range on X and K
Con-poor range on Ka even with POP enabled
V1: Pro-Bogey Count, signal strength meter
Con-Crappy visual band indicator. How do you expect anyone to see the band indicator led without a microscope (suggestion-next version use different colored lights, Hopefully Valentine will not charge extra for this. Remember blue costs more then red..lol).
Pro-mounting system. Looked half-baked at first, after using works great. Enjoyed modular plugs...easy to setup
Con-Vital extras such as case available for extra cost
Pro-absolutely fantastic Ka band performance...saved me the cost of purchase 10x over
Con-absolutely crappy city filtering. Even on big L mode the filtering of this unit reeks. I shut it down while driving in the city. Extremely annoying.
If I think of more I will update this post.
Did I make the right decision? For the type of driving I do...yes. And besides the arrows are way kewl. Its neat how the arrows move to tell me where the door openers are...lol!