This old V1 was sold by a seller on ebay for $158.50, it has to be one of the earliest ones I have ever seen. I just thought it was interesting how much the V1 has changed but still looks the same...perfect of course. I wonder what firmware it had.
$158.50 price plus $279 upgrade = $437.50
Status Report on Your Valentine One
Serial Number 9595130311
V1 Description: First V1 series, with X, K, and “wideband” Ka covering 34.2-35.2 GHz. No laser warning.
Comment: this version was excellent in the early 90s, but subsequent introduction of “superwide Ka (33.4-36.0 GHz)” radar means that it won’t find some of today’s most commonly used Ka radar guns.
Upgrade Recommendation: Very risky not to have coverage of the full Ka bandwidth. Upgrades add our latest front-and-rear laser warning, also “internal” Mode Memory, LEDs for band identification, and POP Protection and Euro Mode. Upgrading is strongly advised.
Upgrade Proposal for Your Valentine One
Serial Number 9595130311
Our Instant Upgrade* will make the following improvements to your V1.
Our best Ka-band performance, including full "superwide" coverage (33.4 - 36.0 GHz), today's long range, much better resistance to Ka false alarms, and POP Protection from MPH BEE™ III and Enforcer™ radars.
Our best X-band performance.
Our best K-band performance including POP Protection from MPH Enforcer™ radars.
Adds radar coverage on Ku-band (used in Europe).
Our latest laser warning, front and rear.
Adds front-and-rear laser warning without increasing the "thickness" of your V1.
Adds False-Alarm Retraction to notify you when V1 finds that an alert in progress is false; also terminates the alert.
Adds Mode Memory (upon restart, resumes last mode in use).
Adds stack of LED indicators for each band.
Adds Euro Mode which adapts V1's radar sensitivity to the way radar is used for photo enforcement in Europe.
Latest windshield mount with new suction cups.
Latest visor mount.
New Lighter Power Adapter with mount for Concealed Display.
New Direct-wire Power Adapter.
New coiled cord.
New straight cord.
New wiring-harness connector.
New Owners Manual.
Spare suction cups.
One-year limited warranty, same as new units.
*INSTANT UPGRADE: As soon as we receive your old unit (in operable condition with no tampering of the serial number) we’ll exchange it for a brand-new, current-production V1. This is our way of assuring you’ll be without V1 protection for the shortest time.
PRICE: $279 plus shipping