A good friend gave me his V1 -- yep, gave it to me! I'm really lucky.
I noticed, however, that the V1 wasn't nearly as chatty as people warn (I live in Vancouver, Canada). At first I thought maybe no radars were out but I really had no signals from things like malls and doors. Turning on the unit shows the "A" mode, with no "P" to indicate that the factory settings were changed (I also confirmed everything was still set to default). I also entered the serial number on the V1 site, and it states this unit has the latest hardware but I could send it in for POP upgrade. I have the unit mounted up high, just under the tint in my 2009 M3, and the volume (and mute volume) is turned right up.
Today, while driving home, I saw one of those roadside radar signs which displays your current speed. Even though I could clearly see it and approached it to my right and it was tracking my speed, the V1 was entirely silent: no arrows, nothing - just "A" mode showing! Odd, don't you think?
I've also noticed when I drive near a pharmacy in Vancouver my old Bell X50 would always trigger an alert there (due to the doors or security system I presume) but again, the V1 stayed silent.
I'm worried the unit may be faulty. Ideas?