The difference between your Whistler and the V1 is like night and day.
2005 Radar Detector Buyer's Guide - Motor Trend News
+ Best POP mode performance for less than $200
- Poor performance in the over-the-hill test
The Whistler 1776 offers a strong feature set with an excellent display combined with very fast response. If your budget can't stretch beyond $150, the Whistler 1776 offers the best balance between price and performance.
+ Outstanding radar and laser detection abilities
- Lacks integrated laser jamming capabilities
With its directional arrows, combined with outstanding sensitivity across all bands, the Valentine One remains the standard by which all other radar/laser detectors are measured against.