Coming back from Lake Charles, LA., I was following a guy in a "riced" out Honda Accord. He had a Bel radar detector, from what I could see of it, but I could not determine the model number. The actual funny part of this story is his radar detector was mounted as if he were looking for radar in the sky. The actual display was facing downward towards his dashboard and the antenna part was looking up in the sky. I am amazed at how many times I have seen people do this.
Anyway, we were driving between 85 - 90 mph on the Atchafayala Bridge and a Louisiana State Trooper was pulled over on the side of the road with his trunk opened. He was standing outside of his car, by the back right tire, using laser. I was traveling about 300 feet behind the Honda Accord and the trooper nailed him. Bad thing about this whole encounter was my V1 NEVER alerted me to a laser signal. I was following the recommended distance, hoping my V1 would pick up "scatter," but it remained silent. I drive a Ford Explorer and I have the radar detector mounted right above my rear view mirror. So much for the off-axis coverage.
Earlier, and this is my main complaint today, my V1 "J" junked out a real police radar signal of KA band. I was driving WEST bound on I-10 and the trooper was parked EAST bound, immediately past an oversection, to the right, just out of sight for oncoming traffic. He was radaring out of his rear antenna. I picked up a KA signal of 2 to 3 on my signal strength meter and then silence, because the detector warned me that the signal was "J" for junk. I immediately turned off my detector, turned it back on, waited for the trooper to turn on his KA band radar again (by this time I had passed him on the opposite side of the interstate). After waiting quite a few seconds, my detector alert to a rear signal of KA band, with 1 or 2 signal strength and then "J'ed" out again. Granted, the radar detector did alert me, but this is NOT a good situation to be in. I have lost confidence in my V1.
I checked the V1 website and it says I have the latest and greatest V1 available. What's the main difference between v3.824 and v3.825?