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Old 03-20-2004, 06:18 PM   #41
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Old 03-20-2004, 07:04 PM   #42
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:58 PM   #43
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I have the Escort 8500 and love it, much lighter than the V1, and I believe has newer technology as the V1 has been around for like 10 years, 8500 1 year. I know what you guys are saying about the arrows. However, as soon as mine starts to chirp, I SLOW DOWN, don't care which direction it's coming from. From what I have read about radar (not much), it's nearly impossible for a moving bogey in back of you to accurately clock your speed, unless he is right behind you, in which case, I think you would be going the speed limit anyways. But everyone is different, so get what's right for you, can't go wrong with either for most bands. If Ka is widely used in your area, I would get the 8500, as it beats the v1 no problem. just my .02
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Old 03-23-2004, 01:06 PM   #44
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I have the Escort 8500 and love it, much lighter than the V1
Yeah, the 8500 is way lighter and smaller. The reason is that the V1 is encased in magnesium to make it durable if dropped and to make it VG1 invisible. It's gonna give you a concusion if it flys off the windshield at you. Be sure to hardwire it to prevent this.


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I believe has newer technology as the V1 has been around for like 10 years, 8500 1 year.
There are several versions of the V1. They change the hardware when needed and do the rest through software updates. The V1 is also upgradeable and the 8500 isn't. If you purchase one directly from V1, it will have the latest hardware and software and be as technologically advanced as any other detector out there.


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If Ka is widely used in your area, I would get the 8500, as it beats the v1 no problem. just my .02
Actually, the Ka detection on the V1 is more sensitive. Read the car and driver review from when the 8500 came out. Granted, it's barely more sensitive and not a practical difference.
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Old 03-23-2004, 02:57 PM   #45
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Steelblue and I are on the same page!

The V-1 is updated so that you always have the latest

http://www.valentine1.com/upgrades/

As for the arrows and slowing down, you are correct. We all react when the detector goes off. However, only the arrows and a V-1 can provide you with protection in these circumstances. (go read the links):

http://www.valentine1.com/moments/momoriginal.asp

http://www.valentine1.com/moments/mom0702.asp

http://www.valentine1.com/moments/mom1201.asp


VG1 in english is a unit that detects that a radar detector is in a car (for those places where radar detectors are illegal).

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I like the new V-1 travel case as I always worried about it when I carried my V-1 in my backpack on the plane. V-1's work great in rental cars
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