I just realized that the V1 1.8's have Euro mode which adds KU band which isnt used here in the US at all (at least not yet), and from what I understand Valentine Research doesnt ship their RD's across the pond. Now why would you add this feature when the only people that are going to buy it live in a place where KU doesnt exist? And if he knows that people will buy it and sell it toe people over in europe why doesnt he just cut out the middle man and sell them there himself? Unless I am wrong about him not shipping them over seas, then why make this option on the new ones now instead of waiting till KU makes its way over here. It seems like its just driving up the price of the upgrades. To upgrade mine v1.7 costs a little more than half what I paid for it, How much less would it cost if it didnt come with the KU band? Seems strange to me.