Well I've been relatively happy with V1, but today is one of the days that chaps your a$$...
To preface the story, I first inquired about my detector having problems here: http://www.radardetector.net//viewto...t=5204&start=0 . I sent the unit back and paid the money for an "upgrade", thinking I may be missing a lot of "bogey's" due to not having POP. As it turned out, my X-Band had been out for quite some time. It cost me a ticket and a lot of confusion. Though I was a little disappointed to have paid for the "upgrade" to *fix* my unit, the money seemed justified to have a working RD again.
Its the holiday season and as of this morning, I would be driving 600 miles in 3 days. The first leg of the trip was today from Western PA to MD. Tomorrow will be from MD to eastern PA. Tuesday will be from PA to South Jersey. This would have been the longest trip with the RD to date and my most non-routine. I was ready for an informative fast-paced trip through 4 states to see what the road would present to myself and the better-performing RD.
The upgrade was performed nearly 3 months ago. Today I turn the unit on and get a drowning half second "beee...." and no lights. Tried again, and again, and finally, again. My unit is now dead in the water when I need it most. This is a nighmare in the RD world! I have no backup, nor would I ever suspect needing it with a V1.
The first leg (~300 miles) went smoothly today, though I was very uneasy. I will be driving slower and cautiously for the next sections of the trip. However, for today, Valentine is on my s**t list. I feel confident that Valentine will resolve my issue, but it has let me down in the most unfortunate possible time.