I bought a V1 about a week ago, and just wanted to let you know my thoughts. Here is my story:
Two weeks ago I was going to do a LA/SD trip from San Jose and decided to get a radar detector. I did some research online and concluded RX65 has a good price/performance ratio. I found a good deal from Costco and used it during the trip. I think it worked great. Later on though I got second thoughts about rx65 because with $50 more I could get V1. I bit the bullet and ordered V1 a week later after I bought rx65. My plan was to return one of them back after some use.
My first day impression of V1, it is a high quality product. I like the product design and the build quality. The sucktion cups were impressive, V1 became part of the window, i.e. it doesn't wiggle at all. I think the ui is very simple.
Sensitivity wise, it is impressive. rx65 was sensitive, but with the arrows and so, it really helped my "situational awareness". (rx65 would indicate an alarm where necessary, but I didn't know where it came from until I had v1.)
First few days, I got a field map of the roads I generally used. it seemed to be more chattery, but not more than rx65. with the bogey counter, I think I can tell how many doors a supermarket has. i learned which roads were clean and which roads are dirty.
Anyway, I left work today, and as soon as i got on the road, v1 went crazy. I'm like, wtf! i shouldnt get anything on this road. the arrow was pointing forward, so i drove a little bit cautiously. there he is, waiting to get onto the highway
my v1 has 3.872 fw. i am using it in "A" mode with POP on.
i am a happy v1 user.
my only wish is my car's cigarette lighter power stays on even after I turn off theignition. Does anybody know of any power cords with remote on/off button? (I don't want to touch v1 too much).
PS: i returned rx65, bcause now I think it costs too much for what it does.