How’s it going
I have been doing research on this forum for the last couple of weeks and have gone through post after post and thread after thread and have decided out of all the detectors to get to go ahead and get the V1. I have had 2 or 3 detectors over the past 6 years and have always been true to the beltronics brand simply due to the fact that it has never failed me and saw no reason to make a change until now. Through all the forums I have read everyone referred to the V1 as the best of the best, although you do get a lot of false alerts (depending upon your configuration).
Now that the BS story is out of the way ill get down the questions lol
I have read in 3 or 4 forums that have stated that you can contact Valentine and purchase a returned V1 from them with the same warranty as a new unit. I know this to be true as I have contacted them and they stated that they do sell the returned ones for 359 where as a new one is 399. The question is has anyone actually purchased a returned unit from the factory I am trying to decide if I should just go ahead and spend the extra $40 and get a new one or just get the returned one. Either way I’m buying one but if I can save myself 40 dollars for the same thing why not.
The second question is how should I run my configurations, multiple forums have stated to run it in factory mode to get used to it however as I have had a detector for years and driven somewhat of the same route 3 or 4 times a week since I was 20 so I know what bands are used by LEO’s in my area which are KA band and of course Laser however primarily KA band. As I live in a large city i have always had continuous X and K false alerts so I know that the bands can be turned down simply because I have never seen a cop running either one of those bands and also due to the fact that I know primarily X is used in NJ not to say that it isn’t used in TX I just haven’t ever heard of it.
I know the config. Question has been asked but I have either A)not understood the answers or B)never truly gotten a direct answer and if the answer is just to figure it out myself please tell me and I will as I’m sure I can change them over the course of the next 3 or 4 months I was just hoping for a easy answer to the question
Thanks again for any advice or guidance on the matter and this truly is a great forum wish I would have found it a long time ago