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  1. #1
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    Default V1 is pretty much useless

    With all the new sensors in new cars, the V1 constantly beeps.

    Paired with the K radars on all school busses in our metro, it is unreal.

    X is off

    K is virtually pointless

    Ka and Laser are the only 2 things worth alerting to


    How are the new escorts? Do they false alarm as bad?

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    Default Re: V1 is pretty much useless

    from my understanding, the new V1's help with this problem with the filtering you can activate. The old Belscorts will have the same problem.
    I do believe that any new detector will have additional filtering to help out with the crap on new cars.

    I'm looking at a new V1 myself for the same reason...or at least upgrading what I got to the latest.

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    Default Re: V1 is pretty much useless

    I got my V1 around 3 months ago.

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    Default Re: V1 is pretty much useless

    Plenty of programming features just visit the site. It looks like you got second hand one 3.851. The newer .89's have an android app which has gps features and even the iOS is really good. I guess you know this anyway. Guess your having a Winge or just a bit of harmless trolling.

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    Default Re: V1 is pretty much useless

    Quote Originally Posted by f_399 View Post
    With all the new sensors in new cars, the V1 constantly beeps.

    Paired with the K radars on all school busses in our metro, it is unreal.

    X is off

    K is virtually pointless

    Ka and Laser are the only 2 things worth alerting to


    How are the new escorts? Do they false alarm as bad?
    I agree mine was driving me up the dam wall!!

    Picked up a escort MAX 2 weeks ago needless to say I literally just shipped it back today... range was bad, sensitivity, no arrows made it no match compared to the V1 in my eyes which sucks because I was really hoping I was going to like the max. it alerted a solid 10-15 seconds later than my V1 to KA band. not to mention it sucked off axis but ohh well now im looking into updating my V1 and using the GPS filter with my phone using the app.

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    Default Re: V1 is pretty much useless

    think ghz is onto something. Your .851 is probably a 8 year old hardware/firmware. I have an .864 that I bought new from VR in 2008 and my .813 that I bought new in 2004. So that gives you an idea. The new .893/.894 is latest and greatest and offers a wealth of new features, filters and segmentation possibilities. Hence why i am thinking of updating. You can lock out k band that does not fall within the FCC allocated police radar band and segment Ka to better suit what the US really uses.

    I just got back from a round trip from TX to MI and back. My .813 falsed like crazy with the new crap in these new fangled fancy cars and I don't know what the 18wheelers are running that causes the V1 to go crazy. I have been on a long hiatus from this forum and am trying to catch up on this new stuff and determine whether I'm going to update or not. I have always ran V1 and I can't live without the arrows due to the techie nerd in me, along with my insatiable need for FULL situation awareness. So I am pretty set on the fact that I'm just going to update what I got or get a new one and sell what I got, and run with the latest and greatest.

    If you truly picked up your .851 directly from V1 as recently as 3 months ago, I would be PISSED! If you picked it up used, well...not sure what to tell you there. You've been around the forum as long as I have and so I'm sorry, but not sure there's any excuse. Lots of good info here. I'll admit, it's not as active here as it used to be and sometimes it's hard to get the answers you need, but there's lots of goodies around

    I sincerely hope you get it sorted out. Read some of VeilGuy's reviews and blogs. It will give you a good idea as to what the NEW V1's are really capable of in light of the new fangled crap they're putting on these fancy schmancy cars these days. If I were you, before I completely dismissed V1, I'd look at updating or getting a new one. I think you would be pleasantly surprised. If not, well, I'll buy it from you for half price
    Last edited by Arvetus; 09-03-2014 at 08:51 PM.

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    Default Re: V1 is pretty much useless

    i bought it brand new

    had the bluetooth when i first bought it then i had it hardwired and didnt make use of the bluetooth

    bluetooth was great for changing settings, that was about it.

    i can still do it if i use the cig lighter plug

    any recommended settings? i turned off X and make k stay mute for a little longer


    I have had a long history of radar detectors, old v1's, 8500, x50, redline, max... took a break and didnt have a detector for a year or so then just recently purchased a v1 again

    but back then not a lot of cars had all these fancy sensors
    Last edited by f_399; 09-04-2014 at 08:21 AM.

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    Default Re: V1 is pretty much useless

    Quote Originally Posted by f_399 View Post
    With all the new sensors in new cars, the V1 constantly beeps. Paired with the K radars on all school busses in our metro, it is unreal. X is off K is virtually pointless Ka and Laser are the only 2 things worth alerting to How are the new escorts? Do they false alarm as bad?
    do you recieve constant false alerts on Laser? i get it all the time in traffic, i dunno why my 3.894 gives me false alerts all the time? regarding false alerts, does V1 sound the alarm from radar/laser operated cruise controls or from led lights? i get my false alerts from cars coming towards me and if i tail them from behind. many times i thought there was something wrong with my V1, version 3.894? however it works great on everything else!! i run my V1 in euro mode U as i'm in europe. Should i enable traffic monitor filter to reduce false laser alerts?
    Last edited by kowalski; 09-04-2014 at 09:56 AM.

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    Default Re: V1 is pretty much useless

    laser cruise controls and some lights will false laser. Here in the US, there are some vehicles that have the high mount stop lamp that will set off laser (Chevrolet Trailblazer). Neon lights and some LED will false it too...even the sun sometimes. It's common. My kiddos will unknowingly give me rear laser falses with the DVD remote in the truck. There's not really a lot you can do with the laser falses, unfortunately.
    I was getting crazy laser falses today from a new sports car driving right behind me. Hate them laser cruise controls.

    F_399, not sure of any recommended settings...I don't have a new one to play with. I don't have a lot of falses down here in the piney woods on my 3.813, but I got a lot of them on my trip recently.
    When I drive in Houston, k band falses a lot, but there's really no settings on this old FW that I can set. I have a 15 second, 4 light delay on k band, but that's about it.
    If you have the new one with ESP and bluetooth (your signature did not indicate you had a new FW, hence why we were giving you a hard time about the .851), you might could monitor with your smartphone and see where your k falses are falling within the band. If they are "out of the box," you can mute the alert automatically. I haven't played with the new V1C because like I said, I don't have one, but from the looks of it, you should be able to do that. Maybe you can narrow down a particular frequency and lock it out. Not sure... Someone with more V1C experience will have to pop in.

    If I get this V1C ordered and play with the settings, I'll post back. I've been going to order a new one, but am waiting on a couple other things first
    Last edited by Arvetus; 09-04-2014 at 06:29 PM. Reason: add comment for OP

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    Default Re: V1 is pretty much useless

    Quote Originally Posted by f_399 View Post
    i bought it brand new

    had the bluetooth when i first bought it then i had it hardwired and didnt make use of the bluetooth

    bluetooth was great for changing settings, that was about it.

    i can still do it if i use the cig lighter plug

    any recommended settings? i turned off X and make k stay mute for a little longer


    I have had a long history of radar detectors, old v1's, 8500, x50, redline, max... took a break and didnt have a detector for a year or so then just recently purchased a v1 again

    but back then not a lot of cars had all these fancy sensors
    Do yourself a favour and use the Bluetooth in euro mode not USA mode. Find out what the cop use in your area and you will be amazed .

 

 

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