I just got my 8500 x50 Blue 2 days ago and thinking of switching to V1.
I just found out that my area where I drive uses laser and the V1 has a superb laser detectability than the 8500 x50.
I drive mostly freeways CA 101 & 405's and Canyon driving where there are alot of turns and hills. I do not want to waste money and regret this in the future.
Either the V1 or the Blinder will be my next purchase.
So far I have been using the 8500 x50 and I have not encountered any problems yet. I am just worried about the many falses that the V1 makes.
Can you turn off certain bands on the V1? also I am worried about the instant on. how comparable it is to the 8500 x50?