I was browsing for test reviews on V1 on the google web. I found very resorsfull information on V1.
Please remember I'n not trying to offend any V1 owners I'm trying to get the best facts before buying a V1 or a BEL STI Driver?
What I red in the test reviews was that The Bel STI Driver had better range and sensitivity over the V1 and it was a more modern RD than V1. V1 had the out of style design and lacks so many features that their competators had beaten the V1 in many aspects. The test personel had many positive things to say but more negative critics also.Is the V1 a overrated and hyped detector VS the competition? I need to know this, cos it has the Euro mode that the Bel Sti doesn't have.This means I'm not shure which one to buy now?
Currently I have a Bel vector 995 which I'm very pleased with, but I have an illness that makes me like better and more expensive gadgets with better features.
So here are my questions about V1 and BEL STI Driver:
Starting with V1:
#How come V1 lacks important features such as:
#POP not able to be turned off
#Impossible to turn off radarbands when false alarm occurs. Am I correct
#When night driving occurs it's hard to know which radarband or laser alerts
when an alert is on because the HU doesn't have backlit lights only led
dots that lits up, it's important to know what band or laser is on, now you
have to learn all the diffrent alerts from the diffrent bands and laser.
Bel STI DRIVER:
#Lacks Euro mode feature. It has everything else that is needed
If I put it like this: When a sportsman athlete is at his peak he will perform at his best, meaning he will often win goldmedals. But time will come and he gets older, the stamina will decrease and he is no longer a winner anymore.He can rely to his medals and remember when he was at his best. Now there are new athletes and much stronger. You know what I'm trying to say here that the Valentine 1 looks much the same as 15 years ago and there are not much of new added features in the V1 unit, but the competition has added new features and more modern electronic units that are better and look more up to date. Is the V1 a dinasoure that outlived it's self? Give me good reasons which one to buy.
Thanxx for your input