Originally Posted by cbad335
V1 all the way. For CA, turn off X and K band because all CA law enforcement use are Ka or laser. Do that and V1 will be super quiet, unless Ka is detected, and then you can be pretty sure it's a cop. If you get popped with laser, you're done--doesn't matter what you have.
Laser jammers are illegal in all 50 states and merely send an error code to the gun. You have to slow down rapidly and turn off the jammer, so if the cop re-targets you he doesn't get another error. Getting caught with a jammer probably isn't a good thing.
GPS doesn't detect radar, it just marks a location. The last thing you want is to have the detector auto mute a location that always goes off (e.g., speed display sign) only to have a cop sitting nearby that day with his radar gun.
V1 arrows are the shit, too. At least you know from what direction the threat is coming. Very helpful and something none of the others do.
I acutally thought that the gps helped in location the cops and making sure that was it was a cop? Escort users seem to have a lot to say about the 9500ix. They all say its better in detecting cops than the v1. While it being slower, its less likely it gets false. In a forum I read thru, they said that it has free future upgrades and from a former v1 owner/ friend of mine, he said that its an amazing radar, it catches warnings and signals like none other but the fact it catches everything including falses, he would recommend the 9500ix over the v1 so far but he misses the arrows and quickness(it figures lol)
The arrows and quickness is what pulled me towards a v1 originally and all the talk of how great it is so Imight just reconsider it. Plus the v1 is considerably cheaper used than the 9500ix even if it is older
Originally Posted by Ron1n
Additionally, for example, the latest update for mine includes:
Upgrade Recommendation: You already have our best performer, enhanced by crystal-controlled frequency tuning. More recent V1s, however, have two additional features. Traffic Monitor Filter eliminates the K-band false alarms caused by a traffic flow-measuring system being installed along some U. S. highways; SpeedInfo sends frequent K-band radar bursts into the traffic stream (www.speedinfo.com
to learn more). If you drive in an area with one of these systems, this upgrade will pay off immediately. Extended Serial Protocol (ESP) enhances two-way communication with SAVVY and future peripheral devices.
Originally Posted by Ron1n
Notes about the V1:
1. Disable X and K bands, and leave KA and Laser on. That will eliminate most of your false positives.
2. V1 doesn't 'trigger' near high end vehicles, per se. What's happening is that some cars (like Infiniti) have laser guided cruise control. This will set off the Laser detection on the V1.
3. Radar detectors are only illegal in 2 places in the states: West Virginia and Washington, D.C. They are not illegal in California. However, it *is* illegal to mount anything on your windshield.
4. My V1 has saved me more times than I can count (I have 80k miles on my car, and it doesn't turn 3 until next month).
5. The directional arrows are awesome on the V1. So is the concealed display. Makes it a lot easier to not have you distracted by the noisy thing beeping at you by your mirror. :P
I strongly recommend it to anyone in the market for a radar detector.
Thank you for telling me about what to leave on and turn off! Ill ask my friend to do so tomorrow with his v1 and see how it handles compaired to the 9500ix and ill hopefully see from there. I've noticed the speed of the v1 because it was antenna style radar but we shall see how much better that is to the other radar.
If windshield mounts are illegal, why do shops sell windshield mounts for gps', phones, etc.? I've read that the only thing allowed to be on the windshield is a gps system and being as the 9500ix is a "gps" style radar would it fit the loop hole?
And what about about laser "shifters?" They said it doesn't jam the laser, it merely deflects it temporarily until the driver can slow down but it does have an on and off switch so would you get busted as bad for the shifter as a jammer?