So I've been playing around with my new (used) V1 along side my current Beltronics 895. The range and sensitivity on the V1 are great, but it seems to be lacking one incredibly useful feature that the Bel has: auto mute. That is, after an alert has been sounding for about 5 seconds, the detector backs the audio down to a lower volume all by itself. On the V1, I have to do this manually by pressing a button.
As this is just about the most useful "extra" feature my Bel has, I am floored that a more advanced detector like the V1 does not have it (unless I am reading the directions wrong). My $150 Bel has it, as did my $80 Uniden before it- I thought this was standard on all detectors seeing how useful it is. I can't stand having to reach up to my dashboard every time the alert goes off, which is quite frequent with the V1's long range.
Why would VR not include this feature?