I'm new to the Radar Detector world but after a brutal speeding ticket just got one installed. I had my dealer install a hard wired V1 i bought from a friend installed in my 2011 bmw 750li. The tech took the power from the overhead console and we mounted the detector right under the rearview mirror.
Now hear is my question everything seams to work fine it turns on and off and seams like its running well. I even checked the serial number on valentine website and it is up to date. On my way home from the dealership i picked up one alert not sure if false or not. Now this is my concern, I drove tonight from Staten Island into Manhattan and all around Manhattan for about 2 hours. Then I drove home through tunnels and bridges etc. The detector didn't make one sound or beep and it is set in all bogeys mode. Now I am happy not to get an abundance of false alarms but I wonder if its working or if it is to its full potential. I have seen other V1's mounted in 2009+ 7 series bmw's so I dont think the car is the problem. So my question is two fold, 1 Am I just being paranoid?, 2 Anyway to test this thing and its performance in my car out? Thanks in advance for your help