To keep it simple:
I bought a used 1.7 (2.89?) V1 on eBay for about $300.00 not long ago.
So far, it works. I've managed to pick up three Ka speed traps, all giving about 0.5 - 1 mile advanced warning. My concern is this...
Today I was driving 50MPH in a 40MPH (flat road, no curve) with moderate traffic... not too many cars, and received a Ka warning. And only about 0.5 miles after, I see the patrol car coming on the other side of traffic (opposing me). The strength started off at 1 and went to max. My question is, why such short range notification? Could it be that the firmware needs to be upgraded and/or the radar beam/frequency was high, like 35.5?
Would like some honest answers, preferrably with someone experienced with V1. Thanks.
P.S. I'm hoping nothing is wrong with it, as an upgrade would cost as much as I spent on the used radar detector.