What is the detection range for a valentine v1.7 compared to a new 1.8 w/pop? and does anyone know what NJ state troopers are running?
I purchased a v1.7 on Ebay for 300 and really do not want to upgrade it. As far as X and K it seems perfectly fine. For X band I've gotten about a mile of detection but haven't encountered a lot of Ka band here in NJ, mostly all X band with constant on.
Thanks for the help.
oh and here is what my V1 says..
V1 Description: Radar circuitry known in-house as V1.7 gives high performance on all radar bands. Also, it remembers your “mode” setting when shut off. Has stack of four LEDs on front panel for band identification. Front and rear laser.
Upgrade Recommendation: While this version is not quite up to today’s V1 standard for Ka, it’s almost always good enough, and always better than detectors from other makers. X and K performance is excellent. Upgrading merely to improve radar performance is not cost effective, in my opinion, unless you’re concerned about the POP Mode operating in your area. Upgrading does bring other benefits, including our latest laser warning (front and rear), which outperforms the competitors by a wide margin, and POP Protection.