Just an FYI that you can now order the 3.825 firmware upgrade online at v1's site. when you enter your serial number it will say the following:
Our Euro Mode Upgrade* for this series of V1 will produce the following benefits:
* Improved performance on European photo radar:
You will enjoy longer radar range and fewer false alarms in European driving. Euro Mode adapts V1’s radar sensitivity to the way radar is used for photo enforcement in Europe. It narrows and intensifies radar coverage to K and the sections of Ka bands applied there to photo radar. X band is not covered in Euro Mode. (V1 is already optimized for North American radar as it comes from the factory. Euro Mode is not appropriate for driving here.)
This upgrade will install the Euro Mode but you must activate it. To activate, see http://www.valentine1.com/lab/MikesLabRpt3.asp
* One-year limited warranty starting at upgrade date, same as new units.
-- Upgrade to Euro Mode: As soon as we receive your old unit (in operable condition with no tampering of the serial number) we’ll install revised firmware, then return it to you in the shortest possible time with a new serial number to indicate its revised capability.
PRICE: $75 plus shipping