Just posting to say hello and relay to you my Valentine One story...(also sent into Valentine One)...
-- Begin Note --
About two months ago I sold my Valentine One. This was after several years of not using it because I normally don't speed and didn't think I needed the protection.
Well last week I received a nice notice in the mail along with a ticket. The letter claimed I was speeding and had a photo of me behind the wheel. The ticket had been issued on March 26th and the photo taken on March 22nd.
I was infuriated. Not only do I not know the circumstances that led to the ticket, I also don't know whether any speed limit signs were present, where the photo unit was placed, who was operating it, what other vehicles were around me that could have given a large radar cross section, etc. There is no way for me to refute the "evidence" and the court clearly wants me to pay without asking any pesky questions.
On principle this seems wrong to me. I have no way to confront my accuser. The city is clearly making a profit from these devices and not doing it for "safety." The units are run by a for-profit company in an industry expected to be worth billions of dollars and the courts won't hear any arguments against the technology because doing so would deprive the city of funds.
Perhaps this is what Murphy does to people who wrongly sell such a fine radar detector as the Valentine One. Who would have thought that I'd go years without a speeding ticket when carrying the V1 in my glove box only to get a ticket not even two months after having sold it. I guess you can now claim that the V1 keeps you from getting tickets whether it is powered on or used as an anti-ticket Voodoo charm in your glove box.
To remedy the situation, I ordered a brand new V1 last night. While I no doubt believe it works just as well in the glove box as it does on the visor, I'll be sure to keep it powered on this time going forward!
--- End Note ---
My V1 arrived today. It's running software version 3.861. I suspect it will be just as good as my last detector and this time I'm permanently wiring it into my car so I don't have an excuse not to use it!