Driving home from work today I started to receive a few Ka spikes on my STi-R+ and V1. I continued at the PSL and a few miles later my dash lit up like a Christmas tree. My Laser Interceptor started it's siren, the Bel screamed 'Laser' and the V1 started yelling a laser alert as well. I killed the LI's and muted the Bel (V1 is always on mute), then saw the LEO behind an overpass tower.
Here's the interesting part - my V1 is mounted under the rear center headrest! I use it as a back up to the Bel, mainly so its arrows can help determine where the Bel's spikes are coming from. The Bel is mounted under my front grill with a clear view of the road and historically tremendous range. I've found that mounting the V1 under the headrest gives it minimal interference with the Bel and still a good directional backup (it normally alerts a few seconds after the Bel). However, the way it's mounted I have it completely obstructed by the front of the headrest. It does have a clear view behind, therefore providing the benefit of better rear radar detection than the Bel.
I just found it strange that it still alerted to Laser. Does the V1 have a rear laser detector? If so, maybe it picked up scatter from cars behind me? I was travelling in traffic. There's no way it could see any laser from the front due to being completely obstructed - it's radar reception is attenuated enough. What do the masses think?