Valentine One -- Versions through the years

Discussion in 'Valentine One' started by pwrpuma, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. pwrpuma

    pwrpuma Learning to Drive General User

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    I pulled this information off the web (wiki) for RDF members to quickly reference the different hardware and software versions of Valentine One detectors over the years:

    Each hardware version has an associated software version with it. Thanks to mrkookm, hardware refers to the internal components.

    As of 7 February 2017, the colored bolded versions are current.

    Hardware Version 1.86:
    3.8952
    - Radar circuitry V1.86 is functionally equivalent to radar circuitry V1.85 and was created to improve manufacturability.

    Hardware Version 1.85:
    3.8945 - Junk K Fighter enabled by default
    3.894 - TMF2 for blind spot vehicles, Improved Euro Mode with wider K band range to cover lower frequency photo radar in Europe
    3.893 - ESP Programming, the changes were the V1 ID went from a '9' to 'A', checksums went to all packets
    3.892 - Added ESP
    3.891 - Traffic Monitor Filter added

    Hardware Version 1.8: This platform with Crystal Tuning became identified as "1.8A" beginning with 3.851 thru 3.873
    3.873 - Traffic Monitor Filter Beta
    3.872
    3.871
    3.868
    3.864 - Added Euro X band (may have been Beta tested on 3.863)
    3.863
    3.861
    3.858
    3.857
    3.851 - Crystal Tuning added, Digital Temp Control ('A' Designation on the FCC ID)
    3.826
    3.825
    3.824
    3.821 - Added Euro Mode; POP2 version introduced;
    3.819 - Beginning of 1st GEN POP
    3.818 - Added POP detection; beginning of 1st GEN POP
    3.817 - POP Beta
    3.816 - POP Beta
    3.813 - last pre-POP model
    3.812 - Factory Test mode introduced (pre-POP/POP Beta)
    3.802
    3.789
    3.619 - New case, new horn design, new logic board (radar and laser boards integrated into 1), new front and rear laser sensors, new face display

    Hardware Version 1.7:
    2.909
    2.879 - K Band AutoMute timing extended to a max of 30 sec.
    2.869
    2.849 - Added K Band AutoMute, AutoMute over-ride, and K Band rear muting with max of 10 sec.
    2.695
    2.693
    2.691
    2.690
    2.680
    2.391 - new case, same horn, additional logic board (for laser), front laser sensor, super wideband Ka coverage; Cost of laser sensing V1 $400 MSRP

    Hardware Version 1.6:
    1.36 Later model had Front Laser and SuperWide-Ka
    1.36 - First model, no superwide Ka Band detection (covers 34.2 to 35.2 GHz only), no laser detection; $299 MSRP

    Please share generalized data (not just instances that only your RD has encountered) associated with each version so others can see how the versions have changed over time. For example, the version when the ESP was introduced and when the POP2 was introduced.

    Edit:
    1. Added comment to 3.891
    2. Added comment to 3.892, added comment to 3.813
    3. Comments in this color -- courtesy of VanMan ; 04 Feb 2012
    4. Comments in this color -- courtesy of kpatz ; 04 Feb 2012
    5. Comments in this color -- courtesy of DUI Elite ; 02 Feb 2012
    6. Comments in this color -- courtesy of snoopyC4 ; 02 Feb 2012
    7. Comments in this color -- courtesy of jdrew; 03 Apr 2012
     
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  2. speeddemon

    speeddemon Warp Speed Advanced User Premium Member

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    So the Hardware is the Case itself? And software is the firmware updates?
     
  3. Psycareyo

    Psycareyo Boost-->Ticket-->V1+LI Intermediate User

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    I wonder if anyone collects V1 radar detectors. That would be a cool hobby :)
     
  4. The Serpent

    The Serpent Learning to Drive General User

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    I have such a old Valentine it was only called "the Valentine" then. :p

    later I up graded it to the " Valentine V " just the "v" mind you. The "1" version cam along far later. :D
     
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  5. snoopyc4

    snoopyc4 Moderator Advanced User Premium Member

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    3.891 - Traffic Monitor Filter added
     
  6. mrkookm

    mrkookm PSL +15 Advanced User

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    Hardware = internal components
    Software = firmware.
     
  7. VanMan

    VanMan Got My Rabbit... Advanced User

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    Can we expand this to include what each new version did over the previous? Ex: 3.892 (added ESP)

    And technically, the 3.873 is where the TSR appeared, not the 3.891.
     
  8. pwrpuma

    pwrpuma Learning to Drive General User

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    Can anyone comment on a particular model that has been hailed as a "superstar" ?
     
  9. DUI Elite

    DUI Elite Master Chief Runs Radar Advanced User

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    3.813 - last pre-POP model.

    Would be sweet if years could be added too but not a big deal.
     
  10. VanMan

    VanMan Got My Rabbit... Advanced User

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    3.892 - Added ESP and Legacy (force display)
    3.891 - Traffic Monitor Filter added


    Hardware Version 1.8:
    3.873 - Traffic Monitor Filter Beta
    3.872
    3.871
    3.868
    3.864 - Added Euro X band (may have been beta tested on 3.863 and/or 3.861)
    3.863
    3.861
    3.858
    3.857
    3.851
    3.826
    3.825
    3.824
    3.821 - Added Euro Mode
    3.819
    3.818 - Added POP detection
    3.817 - POP Beta
    3.816 - POP Beta
    3.813 - last pre-POP model
    3.812
    3.802
    3.789
    3.619 - New case, new horn design, new logic board (radar and laser boards integrated into 1), new front and rear laser sensors, new case, new face display

    Hardware Version 1.7:
    2.909
    2.879 - K-band AutoMute timing extended to a max of 30 seconds
    2.869
    2.849 - Added K-band AutoMute, AutoMute override, and K-band rear muting with max of 10 seconds
    2.695
    2.693
    2.691
    2.690
    2.680
    2.391 - new case, same horn, additional logic board (for laser), front laser sensor, super wideband Ka-coverage

    Hardware Version 1.6:
    1.36 - first model, no super wideband Ka-band detection (covers 34.2 to 35.2 GHz only), no laser detection, $299 MSRP


    Here are some issues...VR states the factory test mode was on the 3.619 to 3.802, where as IIRC it is the 3.812 and 3.813, isn't it? If so, then VR's chart may be off. They also claim to have added Ku with the 3.619, which I don't believe is correct...can anyone verify the feature info listed to ensure they aren't off by a generation or my mind hasn't left me?
    How to Reprogram V1 Radar Detector

    Some other things we need to determine when, as a 'check list'
    • Crystal Tuning
    • Digital Temp Control (the 'A' designation on the FCC ID IIRC)
    • When the FCC ID was added
    • When the FCC ID was changed
    • False alarm retraction
    • when front laser was added to the 1.7
    • when the 1.7 had the two faceplate changes
    • when memory was added to the unit
    • when the unit went from 300 to 400 (I believe with the early, maybe first, 1.7)
    • which units were betas and which were stables and which were major releases
    • When accessories changed (ex: powercord changes to using a new 2A blade fuse to replace the 1A circular one).
     
  11. speeddemon

    speeddemon Warp Speed Advanced User Premium Member

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    my 1.36 had Superwide Ka and front laser
     
  12. VanMan

    VanMan Got My Rabbit... Advanced User

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    Interesting...so there were multiple hardware versions on the same firmware versions!!!
     
  13. Riptide

    Riptide Placement Expert Advanced User Premium Member

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    3.812 and 3.813 have a beta pop option that sucks, but its still there. According to the documentation its "Factor Test Mode" but its their first version of Pop. (kills performance, don't use)
     
  14. VanMan

    VanMan Got My Rabbit... Advanced User

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    Do the previous versions have 'factory test mode'? I know the 3.812/3 do but VR lists all models from the first V1.8 up to the 3.813 as having it, which I don't recall being the case.
     
  15. Riptide

    Riptide Placement Expert Advanced User Premium Member

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    only the 812 and 813 have it and thats all VR says have it.
     
  16. The Serpent

    The Serpent Learning to Drive General User

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    I think had that one too. Didn't you get the real laser sensor also?
     
  17. VanMan

    VanMan Got My Rabbit... Advanced User

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    No, that is not what VR says have it. It says the 3.812 and 3 don't have it at all, but all previous 1.8s do, as per the link I originally posted and asked this question. Here is a screenshot.
     

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  18. Riptide

    Riptide Placement Expert Advanced User Premium Member

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    Lol thats funny they ****ed up their table. According to Pete@VR its only on the 3.812 and 3.813
     
  19. VanMan

    VanMan Got My Rabbit... Advanced User

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    That's why I asked everyone to verify the other things on the table are correct, as my worry is they may have 'bumped' everything to the left by 1. My 3.813 has the 'I' test mode, and from when I had a 3.619 for a few days to test, I do not recall it having 'I', which threw me off when I read that, as months ago I learned (from you actually) that the factory test mode was actually a pre-POP detection, that seemed to really harm 34.7/35.5 performance and didn't work nearly as well as the final 'J' POP feature.
     
  20. Riptide

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    Yeah that must be a new mixup, I could've sworn the old table (before the most recent editions) had it only listed as 813/812