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  1. #1
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    Dec 2005

    Default Valentine questions from a potential convert...

    Just found this board the other day...great site! I currently have a Bel Vector 985 and its about time to update. I'm really leaning towards the V1 unless the new STi Driver is just off the charts or something.

    I'm a big fan of the Vaentine philosphy, i.e., making firmware and even hardware updates an option. Even if it costs a bit of $$, this is a heck of a lot better than saying "buy our new model", aka Bel/Escort.

    Some questions for you V1 experts out there:

    (1) How many hardware updates has the V1 had over the years? Trying to determine how often a hardware update would be necessary.

    (2) How often on average do firmware updates become available?

    (3) I've heard that Valentine has great customer service - how long does it take on average to send your detector in, get it updated, and get it back?

    (4) The following are my "gee I wish" from Valentine. Would these all be delivered via firmware updates? Would hardware updates be necessary for any of them?
    - AutoMute without hitting button
    - Dark Mode (no LEDs light up)
    - Invisible to SpectreIII

    (5) How was the Ka range improvement update handled a while back? Was that a hardware update, firmware update, or both?

    Thanks for any answers!

  2. #2
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    Dec 2004


    Holy don't ask for much....

    Just buy the V1....I'll bet you won't be disappointed...... :wink:


  3. #3
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    Dec 2005


    I know, I know...lots of questions, but my purchase isn't tied to any of them, I'm just curious.

    As I said, unless the STi blows everybody away I'm ordering my V1 in January.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2005
    Southern MA


    if you plan on using the detector where they are legal to use, get a V1

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