Why I'd buy another V1...
I read Roy's discussion about the V1 and the other guys and found it interesting but it doesn't address the other issues that I ran into using Beltronics units. In other words, it has nothing to do with that last 5 percent of performance. I can't speak for the Escort products since I've never owned one.
Problems with Beltronics units (at least 3) and others:
Average life: 2 or 3 years (either partial or complete failure)
Case: Cheap thermoplastic case that either deformed due to heat or came apart due to vibration.
Poor sensitivity: Some bands did not have advertised sensitivity.
Speeding tickets while using: Several
Problems with V1 purchased in 1999:
Cord: Rubber has cracked and falling off wires, but it still works fine.
Suction cups: Replaced once with extra set that came with it.
Speeding tickets while using: 1
Experiences with V1:
Dual antennas, number of signals received, and strongest threat indication are simply invaluable compared to other detectors.
Different tones for radar types are perfectly adequate to me. I can distinquish them quicker than a voice telling me. Muting function with 2 adjustable audio levels is very nice.
No real issues with false indications... The best discriminator is still between your ears.... use it!
The V1 has saved me a pile of money from not replacing the other guy's products every 2 or 3 years *and* in tickets.
(not associated with VR in any way)
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Originally Posted by ghz1
A triumph of literary style ghz1.
People are going to be wondering about our education system if you keep this up
Have you never been off the Island man? Just think of it like a Scotsman