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      04-12-2009, 10:07 AM   #45
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Has anyone heard of these guys who sell the V1 with a custom program to reduce false alarms?

http://www.radardetectors1.com/prodd...d=valentineone
For a $100 premium? I haven't heard of them, but I'd stay away until someone can report on it. I would only get a V1 from the only authorized dealer that exists -- the ValentineOne site itself. But I'll check out radardetector dot net to see if anyone has any experience with this thing.
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      04-12-2009, 10:19 AM   #46
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I just took a quick look at over at radardetector dot net. There is quite a debate about this on the Valentine One forum. I think it safe to say that the consensus does not seem very flattering to this thing. Caveat emptor.

BTW, the post is labeled "Modified V1" for those that want to read it.
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Cool. Thanks. I'll probably stick with getting it from ValentineOne directly. Looks like something I can do myself if I took the time to figure it out.
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The two that we prefer is the K40 caliber dl/h with diffuser ex and the passport 9500ci the technology in the 9500 is a bit more advanced then the k40 and we prefer the cosmetics and control of the k40 to the 9500. Both great built in solutions we use everyday. The biggest thing these have over ANY of the dash mount units in protection against laser not just detection. Have a good afternoon. Happy Sunday!
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Has anyone heard of these guys who sell the V1 with a custom program to reduce false alarms?

http://www.radardetectors1.com/prodd...d=valentineone
http://www.radardetector.net/forums/...dified-v1.html
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The two that we prefer is the K40 caliber dl/h with diffuser ex and the passport 9500ci the technology in the 9500 is a bit more advanced then the k40 and we prefer the cosmetics and control of the k40 to the 9500. Both great built in solutions we use everyday. The biggest thing these have over ANY of the dash mount units in protection against laser not just detection. Have a good afternoon. Happy Sunday!
The K40 is an overpriced POS that has marginal radar detection and no ability to jam laser guns today. It is marketed at rich guys who don't know any better that assume that something must work well if you drop a couple thousand on it. Just go to YouTube and type in K40 and laser and there is not one video of the K40 jamming laser but there are many videos of it not working as advertised.

As far as the Escort 9500ci, it is $1600 and it comes with a crappy laser jammer called the Escort Shifter ZR4 that doesn't work very well at all.

http://guysoflidar.com/july-2008/laser-jammer-test.html




If you want an excellent laser jammer, the K40 and Escort ZR4 are not even close to the Laser Interceptor in performance.

http://www.laser-interceptorusa.com/
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K40 is garbage.. I know from experience
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i'm assuming a combination of V1 and Laser Interceptor will be safe? Am i correct?
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With the advent of red light cameras that are monitoring not only red lights, but speed as well, I am adding the 9500ix to my car for city driving and going with my Valentine 1 on the highway. Not as many falses on the highway that I drive 95% of the time.

I think Valentine needs to get off his ass and start innovating that little black brick. If his patent ever expires on the directional arrows, he's a sitting duck for sitting on his laurels this long.
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