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Posted: 5/31/2003 6:49:29 PM EDT
I've seen this debated here before, but what is the opinion of this distinguished gathering? Which is your favorite radar detector?
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:59:03 PM EDT
Do a search here on Valentine. The majority prefer Valentine. In a recent poll, One out of One cop prefered Valentine One. [:)] Jay
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:02:23 PM EDT
Valentine. It's our detector of choice!!
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:02:33 PM EDT
Either way the Beotch cost you high dollars. AT least the Escort leaves afterwards. Sgtar15
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:03:12 PM EDT
Valentine by far! The V1 has won every major radar detector test in every major car magazine for many years in a row now. I have one, I love it. We ran it next to my friends escort and I had a 300 yard advantage every time. He's since gotten a V1. Planning on hardwiring one into my S4 when I get it in September.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:06:49 PM EDT
Escort 8500. Because it's over U$ 100 less, half the size, way fewer false X band alarms, equal or greater K/Ka band range and doesn't light up the whole interior of your car when the alarm goes off. I give the directional arrows to the V1 though. Fritz (who hasn't paid into the donut fund for many years)
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:30:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 9:46:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2003 9:52:48 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 7:47:06 AM EDT
I just checked for updates on one of my V1's: I did upgrades a few years ago on both, and it looks as if there are new upgrades available again. 229.00 for a new unit: Not bad. I think I'll upgrade one, and see if it's worth doing the other, but it sounds like except for picking up europe's KU band, and rear LASER detection, there's not a lot of difference. Status Report on Your Valentine One Serial Number 3********* V1 Description: Radar circuitry known in-house as V1.7 gives high performance on all radar bands. Also, it remembers your “mode” setting when shut off. Has stack of four LEDs on front panel for band identification. Front laser only. Upgrade Recommendation: While this version is not quite up to today’s V1 standard for Ka, it’s almost always good enough, and always better than detectors from other makers. X and K performance is excellent. Upgrading merely to improve radar performance is not cost effective, in my opinion. Upgrading does bring other benefits, including our latest Generation 3 front-and-rear laser warning, which is a really significant improvement over the Generation 1 performance of this unit. Jay
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 7:57:40 AM EDT
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