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Hello All

Can some body help me in picking up a correct and perfect radar detector. So many choices!

Thanks :huh:

There is no question...... the valentine is the best unless you want to spend $ 1000 to have one wired into front and back of car . The valentine can be upgraded by sending it in as needed. check their site http://www.valentineone.com/

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Hello All

Can some body help me in picking up a correct and perfect radar detector. So many choices!

Thanks :huh:

There is no question...... the valentine is the best unless you want to spend $ 1000 to have one wired into front and back of car . The valentine can be upgraded by sending it in as needed. check their site http://www.valentineone.com/

I have the K-40 hardwired in with front and rear detectors and a Valentine-1.

The V-1 gives a more advanced warning than the K-40.

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The valentine1 is a good detector, but the only one? I don't think so. I've used a valentine, and I've used an escort 8500. They both have about the same ability to detect real signals and reject false one, which actually means they both detect real signals, and neither rejects false ones. The valentine's arrows are nice to have, but honestly, when your detector goes off, you slow down, find the source of the signal, and speed back up. The valentine helps you locate the source of the signal a little faster. I've got an escort 8500that I'm very happy with. I've also got Escort's laser defuser integrated into it, which seems to work as a defense against LIDAR. If I were to buy a new one, I'd either go with the Escort 9500, or their new built in unit that has the same GPS capabilities that the 9500 has. This allows you to tag false signals so that every time you go buy the CVS at the corner, your detector doesn't go off.

Just my $.02

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The V1 has its strengths, but it also receives complaints on its high rate of false alarms and its bulkiness. There are other detectors that are as good as a V1, such as the Escort 9500i in terms of sensitivity. What many people seem to love about the V1 is that it tells you which direction the threat is coming from. If you think about it, that is pretty much useless information since the reaction in all cases will be exactly the same - slow down. I wouldn't give a hoot about knowing where it is because it won't affect my response.

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The V1 has its strengths, but it also receives complaints on its high rate of false alarms and its bulkiness. There are other detectors that are as good as a V1, such as the Escort 9500i in terms of sensitivity. What many people seem to love about the V1 is that it tells you which direction the threat is coming from. If you think about it, that is pretty much useless information since the reaction in all cases will be exactly the same - slow down. I wouldn't give a hoot about knowing where it is because it won't affect my response.

Once you use the valentine for a while, the direction arrows become invaluable . It is very accurate letting you know if you are approaching a radar source or pulling away from one . I agree that the Escorts pick up radar just as well and that is what I had prior to the valentine. I personally am amazed that Escort hasn't copied Valentine and put directional arrows on. I will not consider an Escort again until they do .

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Thanks for your time and inputs guys! Let me look for a V1 in ebay

Yeah, I agree with many of the comments regarding the V1. Once used for a period of time, you'll reject all other detectors. The Valetine 1 is the best you can get.
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Thanks for your time and inputs guys! Let me look for a V1 in ebay

Yeah, I agree with many of the comments regarding the V1. Once used for a period of time, you'll reject all other detectors. The Valetine 1 is the best you can get.

My V1 has saved my a@# more than a few times.

Call V for 100.00 off refurb. units in perfect cond. with full warranty !

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