I am a former Escort Passport
8500 X50 and Beltronics
RX65 Pro owner. I was very happy with the performance of these detectors, but I recently bought the Valentine 1 and I now use it exclusively.
I chose the V1 over the Escort and Beltronics for 2 features:
The Radar Locator Arrows
K Band Muting ability
I love the arrows, and I believe that this is the best feature that a radar detector can have.
I also like having the ability to automatically mute weak K Band signals, as enabled in Option 7 and Options b, C and d. I use Logic Mode and have Options 7 and E enabled and Option b disabled. This creates a 30 second automatic muting of K Band signals that will un-mute after 4 LEDs of signal strength. It is like having a “City Mode” for K band, and works well. It keeps the weak “automatic door” K Band signals muted, and un-mutes at 4 LEDs for real police radar threats.
In your next software release (3.827), I would like to request to be able to have more than 30 seconds for K Band Muting. Sometimes 30 seconds is not enough muting time when you are stuck at a red light, or when you are driving on the Freeway and have to encounter these K Band Drones that measure Freeway traffic flow. Since there is no “Auto-mute” feature, I keep having to reach up and manually mute the V1 after 30 seconds.
I know many other Valentine 1 owners that use the K Band Muting feature, but would also like more than 30 seconds of muting time. Can you guys please implement this in the next (3.827) software release?