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Cadillac Audio, Video and Security Systems Discussion, ?? Best Radar Detector ??? in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Originally Posted by Wannago The V1 is a very good detector, of that there is no doubt. It's biggest knock ...
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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Wannago View Post
    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).
    Well said and very correct.

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    I drive with a V1 in and out of Boston all the time and don't get a lot of falses at all. And it's still working properly...

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

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    Not really. You can either turn on or turn of complete bands and you can only Auto Mute on K band. Why you cant automute on all bands in beyond me. Dont get me wrong the V1 is a great windshield mounted HIGHWAY detector but if you want to use it in the city as well get a GX65 or Escort 9500ix (If you want a windshield mounted detector) where you can mark and ignore all false alerts. Also if you travel through Virginia or Washington DC where they use RDD's (Radar Detector Detectors) to find cars that have radar detectors they can easily detect the V1 from as far away as 1000FT.

    I tried a V1 in the city where I live and it was horrible with falses no matter what setting it was put on. I had passengers making comments about how much it kept going off. I sent it back one week later and they provided a prompt refund no questions. So points to Valentine for good customer service.

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

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    I tried a V1 in the city where I live and it was horrible with falses no matter what setting it was put on. I had passengers making comments about how much it kept going off. I sent it back one week later and they provided a prompt refund no questions. So points to Valentine for good customer service.
    Yeah, they certainly are quality there...

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    Down here, every interstate has YOUR SPEED signs, which set off radar detectors. People eventually learn this and just ignore it while they are on the interstate. Good hiding spot for the police, though.

    FL interstates are just weird. in Orlando, the speed limit is displayed digitally, so they can change it depeding on time of day/day of week.

    I prefer northern interstates.

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan View Post
    Down here, every interstate has YOUR SPEED signs, which set off radar detectors. People eventually learn this and just ignore it while they are on the interstate. Good hiding spot for the police, though.

    FL interstates are just weird. in Orlando, the speed limit is displayed digitally, so they can change it depeding on time of day/day of week.

    I prefer northern interstates.
    That situation is where the V1's signal counter and directional arrows come in handy...

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    Or an Escort's GPS blocking feature to blank out the speed signs vs the cops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomm

    Not really. You can either turn on or turn of complete bands and you can only Auto Mute on K band. Why you cant automute on all bands in beyond me. Dont get me wrong the V1 is a great windshield mounted HIGHWAY detector but if you want to use it in the city as well get a GX65 or Escort 9500ix (If you want a windshield mounted detector) where you can mark and ignore all false alerts. Also if you travel through Virginia or Washington DC where they use RDD's (Radar Detector Detectors) to find cars that have radar detectors they can easily detect the V1 from as far away as 1000FT.
    I thought the V1 had VG2 technology that keeps it invisible from radar detector detector. In fact I get a lot of falsies from other detectors.

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    Holy crap, talk about thread resurrection.

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???



    ...Just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan

    ...Just saying.
    That looks very similar to a radio shack unit I have

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    Quote Originally Posted by evois View Post
    I thought the V1 had VG2 technology that keeps it invisible from radar detector detector. In fact I get a lot of falsies from other detectors.
    The big worry is the Spectre radar detector detectors. I believe they are the most common and they DO pickup the V1. You are probably getting falses from Cobra detectors, they usually leak in the 33.7 ghz range.

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    Re: ?? Best Radar Detector ???

    Or pick up a CB radio and drive as fast as you like forevermore without any alarm or concern about where police are, due to the grid system.

    Even better, do like me and develop a mutually beneficial relationship with the local authorities and they only time you'll see one in your mirror is as he drives up to beep his horn at you and wave. I used to get pulled over constantly, just for looking suspicious (kids my age are not normally expected to drive cars like my collection, as we are not known for being able to afford them and the Cadillac just looks suspect in particular) but I was always polite and kind to them, making jokes and conversation, even when I was not being pulled over, but simply ran into them as I was out doing whatever I do, when I am out for a walk at 3 AM and they are doing patrols through the neighbourhoods (now they just stop and say hello, then go on their way) or the times I have had to call them for one reason or another (which, you can believe me...that has happened dozens of times) and now they just know me and understand I am not actually up to no good, but very much an upright citizen and not only on their side, but specifically out to help them.

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