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    Wow! With your command of the English language, how can you not succeed during any encounter. You'll have to come over to the "V" forum and enlighten all of us. We all need your "help." I'm through with this virtual tour of the Cadillac customer lounge. Ha haa!
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    Cheerio, chap!

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    Sorry, but there is no way this JFjr guy is being serious.
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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    So does anyone have a substantive explanation for why the V1 is better or worse than what's out there, or is everyone content with bloviating?

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    The V1 is a very good detector, of that there is no doubt.

    It's biggest knock is its lack of filtering technology which is a big problem in urban centres, as it becomes very noisy (i.e. lots of false alerts). If it is only going to be used on highways, then it is easily in the top 3 with respect to range and sensitivity. The "Belscort" (Beltronics and Escort) products utilize a very effective algorithm which incorporates GPS data to recognize false alerts and automatically ignore them (or you can maually lock them out as well). While many feel it is the best on the market, it is also a custom installed model worht $1200.00 (plus installation if you can't do it yourself). The V1 is a dahs mount model and is considerbly cheaper. Is the performance improvement of my Sti-R Plus over a V1 woth the ~800.00 difference? No, as the V1 is quite close in its performace. I wanted a custom installed unit, so for me, it was worth it. As well, the Sti-R Plus has many additional features that the V1 doesn't have (nor does any other detector out there). Top dash mount models are the V1, Escort 9500ix, Escort Redline (probably the most sensitive dash mount model available) and the Beltronics STi Driver. Custom installed units are the Beltronics Sti-R Plus and the Escort 9500ci. They are in many ways very similar, but the STI-R Plus has more features and is a better performer than the 9500ci, and the 9500ci comes with laser shifters, and on the STi-R Plus they are an optional add-on. As far as shifters / jammers goes (same thing), the Belscort products are good, but they are not the best on the market. Laser Interceptor leads the way in that regard.

    All in, I have about 2500.00 includin install in my countermeasures. Since having them installed in Maarch, I estimate I have saved probably close to that amount in tickets, and even moreif you take into consideration the impact tickets have on insurance.

    Unlike most people on this thread, I don't drive your typical Cadillac, and I certainly didn't buy a 556 hp V and mod it to always drive the speed limit. Anyone who says detectors don't work is quite frankly, as Jud mentioned, an idiot! People can't be so naive as to think they can go out to Radio Shack and buy that Cobra RD on sale for 59 bucks and think they can drive any speed, anywhere, at any time. If you use your head (and aren't an idiot), you can drive considerably over the speed limit with a very good cahnce you won't get a ticket, but there is always that possibilty. In a nutshell, never spped all alone on a highway. Cops know how RDs work and frequently hide in a tricky spot with the radar off and use the instant on / quick trigger funtionality to nail you. Regardless of the type of RD you use, you will get a ticket in that scneario. If you let someone else go ahead of use and use them as a "rabbit", your detector will alert to the cop radar'ing the car ahead of you allowing you time to slow down (IF you have a decent RD that is reactive enough to repsond to the short quick burst).

    Check out places like: http://www.radardetectorforum.org and http://www.radardetector.net and you will find everyhting you need to know.

    Anyway, that's it for RD 101.

    Dullhan, I do believe Jud was serious. Some of the comments / posts in this particular thread really are quite embarassing.
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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    As for the V1, you can tailor how much/little you want in sensitivity to help eliminate falses, if you choose.


    http://www.valentine1.com/Lab/TechReport3.asp

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    So does anyone have a substantive explanation for why the V1 is better or worse than what's out there, or is everyone content with bloviating?
    Primarily, most of the sales of the item that I am aware of are sparked by word of mouth, a google image search and a purchase.

    In short, it sells because it looks "cool"

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    The V1 is simply awesome, Ive been using radar dectectors for years and the V1 out works the rest of them. Dont waste money on another just get a V1

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    Quote Originally Posted by S70RMP View Post
    The V1 is simply awesome, Ive been using radar dectectors for years and the V1 out works the rest of them. Dont waste money on another just get a V1
    There ya go. All your questions have been answered; look no further!

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    there's nothing muich to say it does the job - it does excatly what is says it will and damn well

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    The Range of the V1 is stunning, I've picked up radar from over a mile away. laser it will pick up from cars being hit in front of you.

    If you want one get one and try it, it has a 30 day money back Guarantee.

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    If you're really looking for a truthful answer spend some time and watch several of this guys videos that cover the models you are interested in or comparing. This is real world driving on real roads in various conditions. Not test setups to compare absolutes. While watching ask yourself if any of the detectors shown did not provide an adequate warning. One will always go off first, but which if any are simply too late in warning you or not at all.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/SpeedTrapHunter





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    Wow....that is a good site....like the "real-world" testing of the detectors....thanks for the link.....

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