I am pretty new to this, but I have been doing a lot of research on radar detectors. I have been reading through these forums, and reading reviews, as well as watching videos comparing the 8500, the V1, and The Bel STi. I think ultimately I want to purchase the V1. I feel like I should just suck it up and get one. But before I do I have a few questions hopefully you all could answer:
1. I have been reading Valentine's website, but I keep seeing differences in the V1's with POP. Some reviews I have read say that it doesn't detect it, and other's say it do. What is the actual answer, and is POP something I really should worry about? (I live in Maryland)
2. I see all these cool LED projects on this forum. I believe that the LEDs are being installed in the seperate display of the V1, is it possible to put the LEDs in the actual V1 itself without voiding the warrenty? (I'm assuming no)
3. Should I buy the V1 from the website or purchase one of ebay at a lower price? I feel like buying from the website is deffinetely better, but what do you all think?
Anyways, I appreciate any answers you guys may be able to give, again, I'm pretty new at this, as I don't even have a radar detector. I had a Cobra XRS 9585 or something and it was a piece of junk. I think I deffenitely want to get the V1, but do you guys have any advice about buying one?