Valentine research future?

Discussion in 'Valentine One' started by RadarSammich, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Jon at Radenso

    Jon at Radenso Premium Member Advanced User MFG/Vendor Premium Member

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    I thought it was fairly hilarious as I am sure he had no idea who I was. Our CSO was at an exclusive car event once with a Radenso XP on the windshield of her car. Mike was there, and he went up to her to say "You've got the wrong brand radar detector" but then kept moving. I think he had no clue he was talking to the CSO of our company haha!
     
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    My thoughts, he has something completely in the works, and never know it could be near a completed product. Mike is a perfectionist... yet that can plague one's design. What we are seeing is VR setting itself up, like times of past a detector that lasts for a decade of design without compromise. This allows a user to benefit in any tweaks in software and pay in small cost to any firmware/hardware to the unit itself....Yes, we are seeing an issue in the 35.5GHz side and being challenged in BSM (and does well) and the newer threat in MRCD/CT and lower powered K band using similar tech. When some of the patients clear and other expire by other vendor(s).... The next iteration of the Valentine One will make it to the market and challenge the current Long Range units, like the R series or Redline platform.
     
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  3. Penumbrian

    Penumbrian Learning to Drive General User

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    He is, if you are talking about amateur radio. The very early V1's would false alert if you transmitted on 2m FM in the car. I called in to complain and IIRC ended up talking to both a tech and later on I think Mike himself.
     
  4. The Only Sarge

    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User MFG/Vendor

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    You youngsters just assume when a guy hits 70 years of age or so he is just to what? Roll up in a ball and die?
    Nope....us old guys just have more time to do what we love and less distractions in our life. I see MikeV as just having more time to do what he loves (kicking RD ass) and the pending patents tell me he isnt sitting on his hands.
     
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    Think hes fast approaching 80.
     
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    And since patents age you faster than average he's at least 160 in patent years!

    Attended University of Cincinnati starting in '67. That makes him 69.
     
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    OBeerWANKenobi This is not the car you're looking for..... Advanced User Premium Member

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    Why keep making improvements and working at something instead of retiring? For the challenge and sense of accomplishment.

    I like this quote from R.A. Salvatore.

     
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    I don't think Mike v is dumb enough to just retired and not do anything and just let other companies take over. I mean when the first v1 came out it was the king for a while until the Escort RedLine came out.

    Look what happened with Uniden they were MIA for a long time and then they came back trouncing everything detector out there

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    Still waiting for that RD. Till then ill still use my V1.
     
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    radarguy1986 Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    Don't get me wrong the V1 is amazing but it just doesn't have the range of an R Series. But I guess some people don't need extra range and a V1 is more than enough

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    Honestly ever since I sold my R1 and I was running the lrd950 I even thought about getting a V1 but then sitting here thinking that once I saw what the r-series was capable of on the Range wise I just couldn't sit there and use lrd950 or get a new V1 and take a step back on the Range. Now some of you may argue yes range is not all that important but running and lrd950 or a V1 and still be able to get pretty decent detection range I always scratch my head and think I wonder what the r-series would do in this situation

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    But I will tell you CJR Valentine One it's probably one of the best qualities of any detector made and durability.

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    I’m kinda in the same boat. When I got the lrd950. I was blown away by the range vs both my v1.

    I was a serious v1 fan boy. But now the v1 to me is useless as a stand alone detector in an urban environment. No viable mrcd detection, doesn’t alert to stationary redlight/speed on green cams, won’t shut up on k band is on.


    I really wanted mike to make that next “awesome” detector. But alas. I have concluded “all good things must come to an end” and the world and technology has passed mike by Just like Motorola,Nokia, and blackberry.
     
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    And then what? When I first joined RDF, it was all "Redline vs V1" discussions (which had already been going on for years). The it turned into "Uniden R1/R3 vs V1" and now "Uniden vs Pro M vs V1". There has been only one constant in the "top RD" discussion for a long time now, and I think that answers the question :)
     
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    You've hit the nail on the head. There's a 50+ year old I know of who's developed the best V1 app on the market. That'll show those milenials
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    That's because all we want from a detector is to save our licences and, at the same time, stick it to the revenue men.
    We don't need to win range pissing contests. Our self esteem is just dandy.
     
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    He’s old, the question is, can anyone there improve the detector? is anyone nearly smart enough? i know he has trained them to maintain it via service but imo i think v1 dies with mike v. I do wish him a longevity and health however, we are human. VR’s intelligence is the reason i got into this. How can a genius replace himself? not an easy task! whenever i think about the future of VR i get nervous.

    Mind you, the inertia of its greatness will carry it for a while like it has been. Even with the R beating it on Ka band, as Escort did with the redline, its still a benchmark for build performance and reliability.
     
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    I find accuracy, consistency and communication trumps what we call long range now a days. Radar has not changed, the V1 detecting range that has provided saves to that same radar for 20+ years is just as good today as others. Sure it may not measure up to the longest range but that's such a small part of the equation.


    X2, the only thing it lacks is super crazy long range.
     
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    Somebody - Vortex, anybody....contact Mike and let’s get some info!!!
     
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    This is just it. Mike has over 40 years of knowledge and experience with radar. He knows the grassroots of radar detectors and has been involved in the evolution of radar and detectors up til now. It’s tough to replace all that knowledge and experience.
     
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    LeftLaneInPA School buses are my nemeses. Advanced User

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    FCC search shows a VALENTINE, MICHAEL D, W8MM in Cincinnati Ohio...

    Huh. Didn't know he was on Twitter. Michael Valentine (@W8MM) | Twitter (if it's really him)
     
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