I am considering replacing my X50 with a V1. However, I am torn between buying a new/refurbed V1 from Valentine and trying to find a used one that has the 3.813 firmware. If I do go with the used one, my plan is to immediately send it to Valentine for a "tune up" to make sure it is in good working order. But requesting that they not upgrade it.
I know some here swear by the 3.813 version, while others say the latest version is fine as long as you turn off POP. Me? I have no clue. So I ask this: If you could do it all over again, what would you buy?
I have decided to go with a refurbished V1 from VR. I was going to go with a 3.813 version from Ebay, but the bidding went too high for a used detector with no warranty. So I opted for a refurbished one from VR.
Thanks to everyone that replied and voted.