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Old 01-13-2011, 01:24 PM   #21
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I have been a long time radar user in 07 when Escort came out with there 9500ci I bought that to replace my K40 Calibre radar detector no reason other then to get something new. I also have driven with the V1 great for what it is but lets be honest it is a portable ( dashmount radar) with limitations and could never be compaired to a remote installed radar like the K40 or the 9500ci. For a vehicle like yours, I would highly recommend the K40 radar detector they offer the most protection then anythine else out there, the new K40 RL360. I have since replaced my 9500ci with this system went it came out a couple months ago and let me tell you..... The K40 RL360 is the best radar I have driven with to date. before making your decision at least check it out I am extremely happy with it. I decided to go with ther pods instead of the small leds just because I did not want to drills holes anywhere. check this video out I found on there Youtube channel.
Can it be turned off??I only saw 1 cop with all that chirping going on.False alarms there??How much?
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Do **not** get the Escort!.....

Yes, it is a great unit (I have one 9500ix) but Escort customer service is non-existent! If you do managed to wake them up and tend to your problem, they are expensive.

Just my 2 cents....

This does not sound like the company I've dealt with for over 25 years. The few times I have ever needed their assistance, Escort (and Cincinnati Microwave before them) has responded immediately and very professionally.

The only combination I would not yet endorse for Escort owners would be the Dashtronix HUD remote simply because Escort does not export most of the information shown on its comprehensive internal display. Today only the Escort's received signal strength can be exported thru a Dashtronix unit to the HUD.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:56 PM   #23
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Hey Eritosthenes, so who did you have locally install your detection ?
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I have the 9500ix and could not be happier. The almost total elimination of false alerts was key for me. If mine goes off its almost always a copper. Love it. I was completely blown away at the range of this thing too. My buddy also has a vette and he saw mine in action and bought it the next day. Never used the TV so I can't compare the two except for false alarms...good luck!
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That should say V1 ...not tv. Word replace...ugh.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:41 PM   #26
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K40 is a great neat mount but for my money the best protection a man can get is a Valentine 1.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:48 PM   #27
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Until there is a cop sitting there one day and you get nabbed.
That would only apply if the locked out signal and the now cop sitting there were using the same radar wave, ie. K - K.
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I'm always amused at the Escort fan boys who keep yelling the V1 gives false alerts

The Valentine One does not give false alerts. If the V1 goes off, it is receiving a radar signal. Whether that is threat to you or not can only be determined by you - learn to use your radar detector. Program it for your specific driving conditions and tune out those alerts that are not important for you. Keep your eyes open and be aware of your surroundings. This should be common sense.

As for the V1 going off near automatic doors, strip malls, etc. Why would you even use a radar detector on city streets? Why would you plan to exceed speed limits in city driving near pedestrians/children?

IMO any radar detector is only useful for highway/freeway driving with long distances well outside urban areas where it may be safe to exceed the posted speed limits, but lets not get into an ethical debate. Simple point is, strip malls and grocery stores are not speed limit threats and I don't use a radar detector to keep me safe from them

Both the Escort and the Valentine are both excellent radar detectors. Having used the Valentine for a couple years I can't imagine not having the arrows. The Valentine gives so much more information.



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+1 for Escort Redline.
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I'm always amused at the Escort fan boys who keep yelling the V1 gives false alerts

The Valentine One does not give false alerts. If the V1 goes off, it is receiving a radar signal. Whether that is threat to you or not can only be determined by you - learn to use your radar detector. Program it for your specific driving conditions and tune out those alerts that are not important for you. Keep your eyes open and be aware of your surroundings. This should be common sense.

As for the V1 going off near automatic doors, strip malls, etc. Why would you even use a radar detector on city streets? Why would you plan to exceed speed limits in city driving near pedestrians/children?

IMO any radar detector is only useful for highway/freeway driving with long distances well outside urban areas where it may be safe to exceed the posted speed limits, but lets not get into an ethical debate. Simple point is, strip malls and grocery stores are not speed limit threats and I don't use a radar detector to keep me safe from them

Both the Escort and the Valentine are both excellent radar detectors. Having used the Valentine for a couple years I can't imagine not having the arrows. The Valentine gives so much more information.


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Can it be turned off??I only saw 1 cop with all that chirping going on.False alarms there??How much?
How the K40 radar detector works is when it initially detects a threat it first start slowly beeping and as the closer you get it giggers up leeting you know you are getting closer. After 3-5 seconds it automatically reduces the volume 50% and after a minute long it will automatically mute itself. That video basically shows the K40 Radar RL360 having tremendous range, not to say that the V1 or Escort doesnt either. In my personal experience I fell that the K40 offers the best mixture of features, range etc.
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[As for the V1 going off near automatic doors, strip malls, etc. Why would you even use a radar detector on city streets? Why would you plan to exceed speed limits in city driving near pedestrians/children?

IMO any radar detector is only useful for highway/freeway driving with long distances well outside urban areas where it may be safe to exceed the posted speed limits, but lets not get into an ethical debate. Simple point is, strip malls and grocery stores are not speed limit threats and I don't use a radar detector to keep me safe from them

That is the very thing outside of the K40's new RL360 you couldnt drive in a downtown city because the radar would consistantly go off due to the auto doors, alarms etc. K40's radar detector now have a feature called quite ride, you can set a specifc speed based upon where you are driving. For example when I drive through town I set the quite ride to 35MPH and as long as I am going under 35 it will disable the audio alerts which will get rid of all those falses, the munte I exceed 35 which then I am speeding the audio alert engage and I will be alerted of any threat, pretty awesome if you ask me. The Escort of V1 does not do that !
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The Valentine One does not give false alerts. If the V1 goes off, it is receiving a radar signal.

Actually that is false statement, there are plenty things that operate on a simliar freq as police radar. Automatic doors on grocery store, gas stations, bank alarms that ANY radar detector will pick up unless it has a feature to eliminate those falses and in my experience with the V1 it tends to be the most sensitive and will pick all of those up more times then other. Just anf FYI

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That is the very thing outside of the K40's new RL360 you couldnt drive in a downtown city because the radar would consistantly go off due to the auto doors, alarms etc. K40's radar detector now have a feature called quite ride, you can set a specifc speed based upon where you are driving. For example when I drive through town I set the quite ride to 35MPH and as long as I am going under 35 it will disable the audio alerts which will get rid of all those falses, the munte I exceed 35 which then I am speeding the audio alert engage and I will be alerted of any threat, pretty awesome if you ask me.
Or you can just turn off



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The Valentine One does not give false alerts. If the V1 goes off, it is receiving a radar signal.

Actually that is fales statement, there are plenty things taht operate on a simliar freq as police radar. Automatic doors on grocery store, gas stations, bank alarms that ANY radar detector will pick up unless it has a feature to eliminate those falses and in my experience with the V1 it tends to be the most sensitive and will pick all of those up more times then other. Just anf FYI
That's my point. If the V1 goes off, then it is receiving a signal - period. That's not a *false* alert.

I think people just don't want take the effort to learn. The V1 is easily programmable. There's a lot of information on the Valentine One web site.

IMO people come here to this forum and ask redundant questions which are almost always discussed in detail in the owners manual or in other threads already, but people want someone else to take the time to explain it to them once more.

Screaming *false alerts* is very easy, but once you do a little reading, find out what radar bands are used in your specific areas, adjust the unit to suit your own needs, you're good. This is not a difficult thing to do


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Say goodby to the false alerts....and having the gps for the speed cameras and stop light cameras is awesome. I love mine! If you do a lot of traveling they send you updates frequently so that they can be downloaded. The update usually has the specific state involved.
Thing has awesome range too! I feel naked without it!
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A False alert is when the radar goes off to a non-police radar and a automatic door is a non-police radar freq. Yes the V1 is programable as far as the sensitivity goes but that will also effect it's range. We can go back anf fourth all day on this the bottom line is ( To each his own ) they all have something to offer.
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[QUOTE=keyplyr;1576503652]Or you can just turn off



Turn it off????? Then why buy it!

I would much rather have a radar that is fully customizable to where and how I drive without tunning the sensitivity as you would have to do on the V1.
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I'm always amused at the Escort fan boys who keep yelling the V1 gives false alerts

The Valentine One does not give false alerts. If the V1 goes off, it is receiving a radar signal. Whether that is threat to you or not can only be determined by you - learn to use your radar detector. Program it for your specific driving conditions and tune out those alerts that are not important for you. Keep your eyes open and be aware of your surroundings. This should be common sense.

As for the V1 going off near automatic doors, strip malls, etc. Why would you even use a radar detector on city streets? Why would you plan to exceed speed limits in city driving near pedestrians/children?

IMO any radar detector is only useful for highway/freeway driving with long distances well outside urban areas where it may be safe to exceed the posted speed limits, but lets not get into an ethical debate. Simple point is, strip malls and grocery stores are not speed limit threats and I don't use a radar detector to keep me safe from them

Both the Escort and the Valentine are both excellent radar detectors. Having used the Valentine for a couple years I can't imagine not having the arrows. The Valentine gives so much more information.


It is a false alert to me! If the cell phone tower or other source sets it off! While your speeding on the interstate! Who wants that signal alert! If it's not law enforcement! I don't want it going off! Thats COMMON SENSE! The 9500xi sorts those out so if goes off it's more likely to be law enforcement. Than the V-1! It also tells you what speed you were going when it picked up the signal. More important than the arrows to me.

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A False alert is when the radar goes off to a non-police radar and a automatic door is a non-police radar freq.
No - that's you misinterpreting what's going on


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Yes the V1 is programable as far as the sensitivity goes but that will also effect it's range.
Wrong again. No need to change the sensitivity in order to exclude the X band that most often is used for door openers, etc. Just turn off that band if you know that X band is no longer used for law enforcement in your specific area.

But the bigger picture here is (as I wrote earlier) there's no need to even use a radar detector in the city where you may encounter strip malls w/ door openers. Why would you speeding in the city where it is extremely unsafe? Hell, I'll call the law on you myself!



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