I have decided I am going to keep the V1, I like it much better than my 9500ix. I've had some awesome ranges, especially with the chargers in my area which only use 35.5, much better than the 9500ix gave me. I don't find it annoying what so ever in the city, 30 secs is plenty of time to drive by the automated doors, the only time I ever press the mute button is if I drive into the parking lot where an automated door is, or if I'm stuck at a redlight. There's alot of days where I don't even press the mute button. I've even been able to tell when real K was in a K band door opener area because the bogey counter is so accurate, it can tell how many automated doors are in the area while the 9500ix only tells you a cupple different signals.
I have it hardwired so stealth now with the concealed display, it's better than how I had my 9500ix because I have it mounted behind my mirror and just low enough for the rear antenna to see behind.
The only thing better I like about the 9500ix is voice alerts and less false laser alerts. I had my first laser cruise control encounter ever with the V1 and it was picking it up from behind, so I had to speed past him to get away from him. I bet the sensitivity will be cool the next time I encounter laser though, haha.