The other day I got a secondhand v1 as a gift. I checked the S/N with VR and it's got 1.8 POPEuro (the latest firmware). After calling VR to ask for parts, I asked them to get some more info on the specific unit. It was purchased in late 2005. At first I didn't believe it, but then it occured to me that there are different software versions. I assumed the "You already have our best" meant it's the latest software too. I was confusing software and firmware. Doh!
Then I checked on the V1 and its got 3.825. I looked though some old, old threads and read the problems with the junk filter and ghosting. I spent an hour testing it today and it seems to perform well against a k-band gun. I was astonished at its sensitivity to q/t (the majority of my test). So far, very impressed!
So my question is should I send it in for a tune up? If I get a tune up, does it update it to 3.872?
What is the cost of the tuneup?
I've also read that some members prefer older units to the newer ones. Is 3.825 one of them?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!