I have finally settled on purchasing a V1 with the concealed display and carrying case. After seeing multiple police departments such as San Jose, Campbell, and the California Highway Patrol ramping up RADAR and LIDAR traps (most probably due to offset revenue loss both locally and state-wide), I consider the V1 a necessary investment and the most logical choice.
I typically do not speed intentionally. But it is common practice for the San Jose Police Department to strictly enforce Saratoga Ave. Example: Speed Zone drops from 40 MPH to 35 MPH at Saratoga & Kiely. If you are driving 42 MPH in a 40 MPH Zone prior to reaching Kiely ... then you are 2 MPH over; past Kiely ... then you are 7 MPH over. Coincidence that the police are sitting there with multiple motorcycle units and officers on foot hiding behind light poles shooting LIDAR? I think not.
So to my point, I believe the V1 is the best choice; however, I have some concerns regarding "New Technology" in the 21st century motoring world:
(1) Can the V1 distinguish between Camera RADAR used to monitor traffic congestion on the South Bay Area's busy freeways and actual police RADAR?
(2) Is the issue of distinguishing between Cruise Control RADAR / Lane Assist RADAR and actual police RADAR being addressed at Valentine? Can we expect a software fix in the not too distant future to differentiate between the two?
(3) Is the issue of K-Band falsing being addressed?
(4) Is the issue of distinguishing between LEDs on motor vehicle tail lights and actual police LIDAR being addressed?
It would be nice if Mike Valentine could post on these issues before I lay down roughly $500.
I appreciate any and all comments.