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  1. #1
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    Default I just order my V1 with pop2 Any Good Reviews???

    I saw that everyone was buying one so why not i can return it i got a passport 8500 x50 so lets see what is better

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    if you test them side by side, make sure one is off while you are testing the other....and vice versa.

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    Default V1 v1.8 w/o Pop versus Escort Passport 8500 x50 (leaks?)

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    Why should someone have to turn any off? Will you tell the other cars around you to also turn off their radar detector so that your radar detector work better??? I don't understand the logic here. Please explain.

    Now my 2 cents. My coworker just purchased his 8500 x50 (3 weeks ago from a major electronics store) and we both went on a road test in "cow country" NJ. Not even leaving the parking lot, we turned that unit on as well as my Valentine 1 v1.8 w/o Pop. Result, not even leaving the parking lot, my V1 picked up his X-band leakage. In my humble opinion, it seems like he has a leak and my V1 points out the direction of his radar detector if it's in front, back or other direction. I'm not an expert in this field however; I do realize that cheap radar detectors typically have this "leak" issue. Is there another explanation to this? I will call Escort tomorrow for a possible explanation or upgrade on the reprogrammable digital sginal processor. We did the reverse test and, the x50 could not pick up any leaks from the V1. To test, we did try all "filter" modes. On V1's full "L" filter mode, it did overlook the x50's leak. We didn’t have much time to test at this round but, at the nearest shopping center, of course they both went alert happy in the area. The x50 pointed out the K band, the V1 pointed out “multiple K” bands and the leaking x50. – Round 1 of testing, much more to come - There are lots of police radar guys in this neck of the woods.

    I'm asking around for anyone with a Bel RX65 among my family and friends to see if anyone has one to test a little too. If I can't find anyone with that radar detector, I'll have to buy one to test as well. I've continuously had V1 for years and continue to do the upgrades. I'm not "brand" loyal and will change if there is a better unit out there. It's a radar detector, not a "legal" commitment. At this time, I'm loyal to my unit and it's proven performance. My friend said, “oh, I don’t need my radar detector to tell me which direction the radar is coming from.” I think he was impressed but, didn’t comment much. The parking lot and the pointing out of his x50 by my V1 I think is opening his eyes to the possible importance of such a feature. I will have the V1 upgraded to V1 v1.8+Pop2 next week.

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    Default Re: V1 v1.8 w/o Pop versus Escort Passport 8500 x50 (leaks?)

    Quote Originally Posted by chatestickets
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    Why should someone have to turn any off? Will you tell the other cars around you to also turn off their radar detector so that your radar detector work better??? I don't understand the logic here. Please explain.
    http://www.valentine1.com/lab/DoItYourself.asp

    Makes sense to me...

    Jim

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    Thanks for the article Jim! After we got back from our first of many runs together to test. I had him place it into his car and did another run with the same V1 alert. I will still be calling Escort to find out if there's a patch that can be applied to the x50 with new code. My V1 will be sent off tomorrow for the latest patch as well. Next week, I will be testing all 3 while on a conference call (cellphone) and three drivers (coworkres) side to side out here in this rural area with radar zapping loving cops.

 

 

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