I checked the V1 web site and browsing with some s/n captured in ebay, which they (seller) said they has 1.8 / latest s/w, however on V1 website, they still recomend to upgrade to POP2, which give less false alarm than POP1, and cost $139.00
Does it really true or just another way to suck $139.00 from end user
Upgrade Proposal for Your Valentine One
Serial Number XXXXXXXXXX
Our POP Upgrade* for this series of V1 will produce the following benefits:
* Fewer false alarms from other detectors compared to your POP1 V1.
* A new warning: POP2 includes an improved warning feature: when the signal-identification system determines that a current warning is, in fact, a spurious signal transmitted by another detector, it notifies you with a “dee-dah-doo” sound and terminates the warning. At the same time, the letter “J” will flash briefly in the Bogey Counter. * Euro Mode: You will enjoy longer radar range and fewer false alarms in European driving. Euro Mode adapts V1’s radar sensitivity to the way radar is used for photo enforcement in Europe. It narrows and intensifies radar coverage to K and the sections of Ka bands applied there to photo radar. X band is not covered in Euro Mode. (V1 is already optimized for North American radar as it comes from the factory. Euro Mode is not appropriate for driving here.)
This upgrade will install the Euro Mode but you must activate it. To activate, see http://www.valentine1.com/lab/MikesLabRpt3.asp
* One-year limited warranty starting at upgrade date, same as new units.
-- Upgrade to POP2 and Euro Mode: As soon as we receive your old unit (in operable condition with no tampering of the serial number) we’ll install revised firmware, then return it to you in the shortest possible time with a new serial number to indicate its revised capability.