First, ILOVE the V-1. I had an original 8500 for 5 years, but it was stolen. that detector rocked, but the V-1 is better. The arrow too all but a day to get used to, now I LOVE them. I never realized how much stress they could make you avoid by using them...deff. not a gimmick.
Anyway, I turned X band off yesterday. Yes, I did it right, it wasn't rocket science and it confirms it every time I plug it in. So far in 2 days, I have received 4 X band alerts. This concerns me. For $400, I want the unit to work as advertised. The good news is that I have yet to test the 9500i, so I will send this one back after 30 days and try the Escort. If I like the V-1 better, I will get another unit that hopefully will work as advertised. By the way, I did call V-1 and tell them of my experience.