Well, I am conisdering shelling out an extra 200$ for a V1 over a Whistler Pro 78 or a Bel v955. The GOL test shows that the v1's detection range is usually four times better. I also love the arrows and bogey counter. V1's laser detection is also unbeatable from what I hear, almost always alerts 100% of the time.
Opinions on shelling out the extra 200$? My main worry is Ka IO from a LEO on the opposite side of the freeway nailing me, and then pulling around to pull me over at night. Of course, I use a few rabbits, but Ka IO is still really scary. My understanding is that V1 has some very good Ka sensativity.
One more thing: My current detector (Whistler 1743d) falses quite alot in some of the areas that I drive like Westeimer (lots of auto door openers running on both X and K). I will be turning off POP and X, but will the V1 be bearable in such conditions? I hear it does not have Automute of any kind. I don't want to start shrugging of K band as a false alert in urban Houston just because I see Ka 99% of the time (Unless its Memorial Villages Police using constant on K).
Thanks for your opinions.