So as some of you know... I got a Valentine about three weeks ago. I have been using the Valentine exclusively since i got it. Prior to this, I had been using a Bel v940 that I got after my 8500 x50 was stolen. Now, make no mistake, I love the 940, and it is a fantastic little detector, but I just had to put the valentine through it's paces.
Yesterday before leaving for work, I looked down on my desk, and saw my 940 lying there. As I sat there looking at my 940, I became a little ashamed of myself. You see, the 940 has served me admirably, and saved me many times..... but what do I do??, I relegate it to backup duty, and leave it sitting on my desk. I can imagine that my 940 must have been lying there wondering what it had done wrong to deserve such treatment, having faithfully protected me, and having saved me from some tickets. My 940 had been my friend, and my companion, keeping me company, and safely alerting me to any threats in the area, and I, being cold hearted, had just cast it to the side. I decided immediately that I must rectify the situation at once. I took the 940 out to the car, umplugged the V1, and plugged in the 940, only hoping that I could earn forgivness.
I was driving along happily, thinking that I was doing a good thing, and making things right with my 940. About 45 minutes into my day, I got an alert, no problem... Then I realized that I had no arrows... so I was hunting for the leo, and finally I found him. I also noticed that the 940 did not give me the same amount of warning that I had become acustomed to. There was only one thing that I could do........ I yanked my faithful friend off the windshield, and plugged my V1 back in. My 940 is back on the desk, and strangely, I feel no remorse this time. I guess the moral of this story is this: The V1 is the best friggin detector in the world...I mean really.... how did I live without the arrows and the bogey counter? I can honestly say now, that I see no reason to use any detector other than the V1. I am so glad that I listened to some of the members here, and gave the V1 a shot when I got it. At first, I was convinced that I made a mistake by getting rid of my 9500i for the V1, but I learned that you just have to learn about it, and then you can't live without it.