Day in and day out POP settings seem to be one of the hottest topics in the V1 forum (and for that matter, with other detectors too). When I bought my V1 last December, I expected exceptional detection and so far I have not been dissapointed. I was however bothered by those annoying "J-outs" that more times than not scared the hell out of me when on open interstate. Visiting the forum, it looked like the majority of V1 users recommended that you turn off POP to reduce J-outs. I did this and have not had one since January. But at what cost........
Recently there have been some posts on here about POP off reducing range of Ka detection. HappyA$$ posted that he had turned POP on and as a result the V1 was alerting before his 9500ci. ProudNMAmember posted that turning POP on has increased his off axis Ka detection, especially with 33.8.
So, is the tide turning on the generally accepted V1 settings to turn POP back on? GOL did tests back in 2007 which showed only a gain of 12 feet with POP on vs POP off with all bands turned on. The detection range increased as bands were turned off (X off and K off, POP On gave 63 more feet than all bands on, POP off).
I guess it boils down to whether the increased range is signficiant enough to deal with J-out cobras? The only knock I have on my V1 is that it is not as sensitive as I would like it to be on Ka, especially off-axis. I have had a string of recent Ka encounters where my eyes are visibly seeing the LEO before the V1 alerts to it. Maybe distances less than 1/2 a mile. So until V1 updates the design of the horn, do you guys forsee turning POP back on? I am going to test for month and see how it goes.