Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: false alerts on laser?..
I had a Valentine permanently mounted on my LT, and after some time turned off the Laser detection feature. First, if you are hit by laser, too late to do anything about it. Just pull over and get ready to talk. Secondly, and mostly, it turned out to be the world's best detector of GM SUV brake lights! Anytime one was in front of me and braked, it would scare the crap out of me. I had the V! audio into my helmet head phones, and the Laser warning is LOUD!
The Laser warning usefulness is dubious at best, not worth putting up with the false alarms.
I know have the V1 in my truck.
I vote for the V1! i have had it for about 12 years, and two years ago it started giving me a LOT of false alarms on a trip, to the point it was almost continuous. Valentine has a set repair fee of $40, so I packed it up with a check enclosed and sent it off. 4 days later, it came back fixed, with the check in the box! Where else can you get any electronics repaired 10 years after purchase, no questions asked, fast, and no charge? Where else can you get support like that for anything? Even if there is a radar detector out there that is as good as the V1, will it have support that good? Doubt it.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.