First: Thanks to RadarRoy and alll for this wonderful forum.
Just ordered my first V1 repace a Passport 8500 (non X-50). Ordered second day UPS - which is probably silly on a Wednesday night.
Why did I buy Valentine?
1. Escort went into self cal again and for the first time said "service required". Unplugged it and all is fine - but I don't trust it anymore. The self cal seems related to bad power to me. I bet that message sells more V1's than anything else.
2. Superior laser performance. At least SOME chance of getting a reflection.
3. Arrows make sense.
4. Last FULL price detector I will buy (?).
5. Seems the price difference isn't as much as it was years ago.
Thanks again for all your great info here and I hope to post a success story soon.