Ok, so as an avid Radar Detector user, I've obviously made it known the notoriety of the V1 to my spouse. Whom after many months of hearing my side comments and also using Radar Detectors herself, decided she was going to surprise me with a V1. I'm on a business trip in Chicago right now and it arrived two days ago. She sent a picture of it to me on my cell phone with the text " :-o ". I freaked out. However, bless her heart, and her intentions, she used fleabay, so I pray it works. She tried it out on the way to her work and she said it made no sounds at all, on two trips. She was in Big L mode though so mayhaps she just didnt run accross any radar sources that it thought were legit to report. I told her to hold in the knob button to change to an "A" mode for All bogeys and maybe it will improve, but she said it still didnt make any sounds. Still doesnt prove anything, I will have to give it a good test when i get back in town to find out how things look.
I figure though, for the price she did get it for, even if i have to take it to Valentine Research to get repaired it will still be a steal. Plus Valentine Research sits, literally nextdoor to the Cincinnati location of my work office, and I am down there every couple of weeks doing stuff ANYWAY.
I shall post when i know the fate of my V1!