After reading several of the post about the bogey counter which in 3.864 is a bit on the ramping side I bit the bullet and sent my year and a half old V1 with version 3.864 in for the upgrade to version 3.872. It cost the usual $139.00 for shipping last week.
Valentine did a really good job time wise the unit returned yesterday at work, I have had the opportunity to spend a bit of time with the upgraded unit and as posted there is a big improvement of stability of the bogey counter.
There is no winding up of the counter as my 3.864 in numbers as I drove past the usual areas that always alerted the units in these areas usually would drive the counter on 3.864 to 3 and 4 bogeys on the updated unit it displayed 2 bogeys when approaching the same area.
I did do a test last night on a mobile speed display (only detecting speed approaching from one direction) device which has been in the same place for as long as I can remember. Approaching the device would usually display one bogey then ramp to two or three bogeys as the distance decreased to the speed device on the 3.864 not with 3.872 it recorded the single bogey and hung with that as the arrow followed the unit.
I had one of those experiences which just confirm the V1 visual orientation is plus for those of us who own one.
I leave for work very early in the morning to avoid the Dallas traffic usually around 4:30 or so. I take the service road to IH-20 Eastbound then thru Loop 12, IH-35 and finally to LBJ. This morning getting on IH-20 from the service road the V1 alerted me to a single threat with a 2-3 strength signal this thing followed me for what may have been six miles with varying strength levels. I was traveling around 68mph on a 60mph posted speed limit so I kept an eye on the strength of the signal which was from the rear always what was cool as I would pass known areas of doors the bogy counter would add that to the single unit behind and or course the arrows would do their thing. This became kind of old after that many miles with a new detector I began to question the operation I slowed slightly below the speed limit to see if whatever was back there was a threat, you guessed it I was eventually passed by a Dallas County Sheriff with his radar active. He got ahead of me then eventually exited to IH-30 Eastbound I was 15-25 seconds behind him in my amazement the V1 arrow shifted to the side as it tracked the LEO eastbound. A RD with no arrows would have driven me crazy in this scenario although I would eventually figured he was behind as the signal followed me.
Sorry about the rather long post but it just confirms the significance of knowing where the threat is in relationship to your vehicle. You got to love the sensitivity and directional awareness of the V1 simply an awesome detector. You also have to like 3.872 it calms the bogey counter!!!