I've been using radar detectors since the Fox and original Escort were the top brands. I've had most of them over the years and am currently using an RX65 with the original firmware 3.2 (?).
I learned early on, even way back then, that an inexpensive detector is pretty much useless so I have always gone top of the line.
I've never owned a Valentine but over the years have always wanted to try one.
The RX65 serves me well, but I'm curious about the V1.
The current problems with Belscort's newest models has me concerned as well.
So what prompted me to give the V1 a try after all these years?
The reviews by real world people.
The highly negative, somewhat misleading condescending tone of one person who sells reviews and seems to hate the V1.
Understand, after reading THIS site, I know the skinny but up until that point, I had only heard the names.
I figured for someone to hate this unit so much, I just have to see why for myself.
So anyway, enough blabbing.
The V1 will either be my new companion, or if it doesn't work better for me than my current RX65, it will be returned.
I'll let ya'll know!