In 1985 I purchased an original Escort Radar Warning Receiver. I had it "remoted" because I lived in VA. I used it daily for 15 years, worked very well.
This unit was designed by Mr. Valentine. After 15 years of grueling service, it died.
When Mr. Valentine left Cincinnati Microwave, I followed him. In 2001 I got my first V1, this unit is still in service, used daily. In 2010 I got my second V1, for the M. No regrets.