New V1 on the way!

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  1. Gowski

    Gowski Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Just ordered another new V1, CD, V1CLE, and Case! All on the way for Friday delivery!

    Last year when I bought my R3 I told myself that if a year goes by and I still miss the arrows and muting logic then I will buy another one. Well it’s been just about a year and I still miss them!

    The R3 will find it’s new home in the wife’s ride and replace her Max2. I always drive her car on our longer trips so that’s cool and I’ll be able to keep up with any updates it gets.

    Looking forward to getting my hands back on the legendary V1!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    XDA PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    I recently used a Uniden DFR6 on a 500 mile trip. Its filtering was very good and it had remarkable range. I can only imagine what the R1/R3s are like.

    But I missed the bogey counter and arrows of my V1.

    Lots of people here are asking for Uniden to make a R1/R3 successor with arrows. I say Mike Valentine has the arrow thing down perfectly, I'd rather see a V1 with improved range.
     
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    Well done OP. here's nothing wrong with being open minded.
     
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    Congrats! The R3 is indeed a beast, but there's still nothing quite like a V1. Even if a "V2" comes out one day, the current V1 will definitely go down in history as a legendary detector. :)
     
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    Still happy with mine after a year
     
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    I love mine every time it saves me paying speed tax.
     
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    MarvC Learning to Drive General User

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    Owner of a R3 for several months, I ended up selling my V1 when the R3 came in. The V1 detectors hold their value extremely well!
    I too had sellers remorse , when the new wore off despite the incredible range of the R3 I totally missed the Valentine SA and extreme build quality which is lacking in my R3.
    I bit the bullet last week and purchased another V1, with the IOS module. My other V1 was what I considered hot, this one.....I like a lot!

    Congratulations on the purchase
     
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    thanks for all the fish Advanced User Acceptus Premium Member

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    Congrats!
     
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    Dont hold your breath. Mikes "High Probability" patent has STILL NOT been issued (Grant) and its now about 5 years and running.
     
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    danpass Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    Nice!

    I was very tempted to get that case lol
     
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    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

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    Please update thread with 35.5 range difference
     
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    I will in a couple more weeks. It doesn’t come close to my R3 but so far it’s been more than adequate even here in NH on backroads. Plenty of time to slow down. It’s nice to have arrows again and the muting logic coupled with V1D has been a great experience. I installed the R3 in my wife’s ride which I drive quite often on the longer trips, she loves it. Huge upgrade for her coming from her Max2 I gave her a few years back.
     
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    I just had a crazy distance detection with my V1 vs. 35.5 today... behind me. The cop was facing same direction as me using front-facing radar. I still had plenty of detection time as I approached him, but when I passed, WOW. An easy mile behind me and I was still picking him up. Road was straight but had several rolling hills causing me to lose sight of him several times. I was impressed. My V1 is mounted just below my RVM with a bracket 'mirror mount' of some kind. I forgot where I bought it.

    Maybe I should turn that V1 around and mount it backwards - that rear antenna is excellent! Lol
     
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    I learned not to lose the mirror mount for my V1....I always seem to come back to it :)
     
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    I just went back to my V1 as primary this evening :) R3 put up for sale.


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    Range is great and all but Situational Awareness is still King.
     
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    wirelessandy It's a very exciting time Advanced User Premium Member

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    I did the EXACT same thing... I kept my DIY windshield mount using the stock plastic holder. So glad I had it!
     
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    Often that's true. But it really depends. When you're covering ground at an especially high rate, sometimes picking up that I/O blip further out can be a lifesaver. I keep the V1 in the truck because it's still factory limited to 95 anyway, and in the fiancee's car because it's a crappy (but paid for) Chevy Cruze that's not fun to go fast in, regardless, and V1Driver works without needing her to be actively involved to keep it quiet unless it's important, which keeps her happy. In the Audi, though? R3 permanent mount.
     
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    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User

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    Oh I know...there are positives and positives for both.....but to me it really comes down to Uniden or V1. No others I even consider due "issues".....
     
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