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How is the pro M compared to the V1 against laser. I know with Laser you are pretty much screwed if it goes off but I know my V1 has detected laser off a reflection or car ahead. I have heard of issues with the R3 so curious how the pro m does against laser.

edit: sorry about the typo on the thread topic I know it is Pro M... I need a nap :)
 

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How is the pro M compared to the V1 against laser. I know with Laser you are pretty much screwed if it goes off but I know my V1 has detected laser off a reflection or car ahead. I have heard of issues with the R3 so curious how the pro m does against laser.

edit: sorry about the typo on the thread topic I know it is Pro M... I need a nap :)
in my opinion the v1 is the best lidar detector out there. i think thereis 10 laser diodes if i remember right @Jag42
 

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in my opinion the v1 is the best lidar detector out there. i think thereis 10 laser diodes if i remember right @Jag42
I'm stuck in a bind because we have MRCT in the area but also cops that use laser. Most are KA though. I have a older V1 that I need to either upgrade or replace. In IL laser jammers are illegal so not a good option for here. V1 doesn't display MRCT and shows it as K band and even then only with filtering off (doesn't seem like a usable option).
 

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In IL laser jammers are illegal so not a good option for here.
this is true, but if a person uses them like they should, it shouldnt be an issue.
I have a v1 that someone very genrusly put custom sweeps on, but normally i would have had to buy the bluetooth dongle i believe the name is, and then used my phone.
From my experience the pro M compared to the v1 is a longer range, and better filtering without the use of a phone.

I dont have MRCD in kansas so icant say how it does with that and filtering out false alerts @Dukes @Heywood ummm @PY004 could probably answer better.
 

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in my opinion the v1 is the best lidar detector out there. i think thereis 10 laser diodes if i remember right @Jag42
My Friend ... NOT IN YOUR OPINION and you are 100% correct ..
It is a KNOWN that the V1 is the Lazer Beast on SCATTER ONLY on detections with Escort RL and Magnum coming in second !!!
The rest just kinda Tag along.
Caveat I own/use RL,ProM and V1. Not yhe others mentioned.
I have received lazer on all 3 but ONLY THE V1 ever alerted me by alerting b4 my Alps. ALPs obviously would've covered it too.
So i wouldnt expect a ProM Lazer Alert "save".

Just sayin'

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My Friend ... NOT IN YOUR OPINION and you are 100% correct ..
It is a KNOWN that the V1 is the Lazer Beast on SCATTER ONLY on detections with Escort RL and Magnum coming in second !!!
The rest just kinda Tag along.
Caveat I own/use RL,ProM and V1. Not yhe others mentioned.
I have received lazer on all 3 but ONLY THE V1 ever alerted me by alerting b4 my Alps. ALPs obviously would've covered it too.
So i wouldnt expect a ProM Lazer Alert "save".

Just sayin'

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I'm kind of thinking of keeping the v1 for laser and a pro m for radar... Seems to be the trick to get the best of both.
 

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If you must run both
You have 2 choices
Turn off K band and Ka band on V1 and mounting it anywhere preferably low center dash

Or Pro M on on side drivers
and v1 on rhe passengers side at least 36" separation A PILLAR to A PILLAR
separated by the most distance possible
Run jbv1 or V1Driver on a smartphone in front of you Turn V1 display off in app
And set your sweeps and filters for your V1 -- Ran that way for 2 yrs w excellent results.
If V1 is older ... turn off K Band Leave KA band on !! Lazer on
I can walk you yhru it manually if not an app compatible version
Very easy actually. Let us know

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do you mean running them together? Eeww I'm not so sure that's a good idea, but yea good luck
Have to see if I can turn off the radar bands on the v1 and just run laser.
 

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vortex made a video on how to turn off and on stuff, let me fine it

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here you go
Looks great thanks for the post may be a solution.
 

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You'll likely have interference/falsing issues if you try to run both the V1 and Pro M at the same time. I've tried this during testing and was getting Ka falsing on both units.
 

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You'll likely have interference/falsing issues if you try to run both the V1 and Pro M at the same time. I've tried this during testing and was getting Ka falsing on both units.
Not to mention that I really don't think you are accomplishing much by doing it.
 

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V1 hands down for laser. I definitely got laser alerts going thru laser traps. Sometimes scatter and sometimes a direct hit I also got laser hits stopped behind an Infiniti or a gm with less tail lights . However I haven’t ran a V1 since 2014. k band was creeping in their surrounding areas and the V1 was just a christmas tree all the time (no app for my iPhone user)

Pro M. I don’t have any confidence with it’s laser capabilities. I mount mine low. I got it late July 2017. I have gone thru many laser traps with 0 alerts. Mind u. I can’t confirm if they did or did not shoot me. But I can say many times. They were behind their Tripod and laser gun aiming at me

I have also received 0 laser falses.

In other words. I never heard a laser alert of any kind. I’m seriously tempted to buy the ALP radar/laser handheld tester just to see if my pro M actually alerts to laser.
 

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You'll likely have interference/falsing issues if you try to run both the V1 and Pro M at the same time. I've tried this during testing and was getting Ka falsing on both units.
Interested to see if falses would be a issue with all the radar bands disabled and just laser enabled.
 

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Step 1 unplug V1
Step 2 press in round vol button and hold
3 plug in pwr while still holding in button
4 all lights will light up then release button
5 press the vol button once -- your vers # wil flash
6 -- press butt arrow will be up = ON
This is x band press the button and and hold 3-5 secs arrow will go down = OFF
Press button again k band arrow wil be up= ON PRESS AND HOLD 3secs arrow will go down = OFF
PRESS button and KA arrow is up=ON
Press and hold 3 secs arrow will go down = OFF
NEVER ADJUST MORE YHAN THE FIRST 4 settings
X - K - KA -LAZER first 4 setts

If you are unsure pwr off plug out
And restart from step 1

Remember after step6 ... its
Its X arrow up=ON
Its K arrow up = ON
ITS KA arrow up = ON
ITS LAZER arrow up = ON
First 4 settings after your. Esion is displayed ie 3.869.

To change arrow up ON
Press and hold button 3-5secs
To go to next setting press and release
Then Rinse and Repeat.

Hopefully this makes sense
If your ever in doubt just unplug pwr and start over.
ARROW UP = ON
ARROW DWN = OFF
SETTS IN ORDER
x
K
Ka
Lazer should be UP ON !!

Good Luck
Actually its quite easy

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Hmmm I will have to say - don't waste your time trying to defend/detect against laser on a windshield radar detector. Waste of time.

ALP is (IMO) the best defense against LIDAR - I would NEVER rely on a windshield mount radar detector - not even the V1 against LIDAR. Never.

ALP or similar quality, specific LIDAR detector/jammers are the only real solution against LIDAR - anything less and you are living in a totally false sense of security (IMO).

Even the BEST dash mount LIDAR detector will have such huge gaping holes where a LEO can hit you and record your speed before you can do anything about it. Yes you can get notified from some scatter in many instances (but only if there are cars ahead of you being hit) and it can detect in time in a few instances, but it isn't reliable enough to drive with any confidence. (IMO)

I use a four head ALP system for LIDAR and a Pro M Radenso for radar. That's ideal for me - the RC/M combined with the ALP is just as good and nothing on your windshield.

That's my 2c worth on this question :)
 
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Hmmm I will have to say - don't waste your time trying to defend/detect against laser on a windshield radar detector. Waste of time.

ALP is (IMO) the best defense against LIDAR - I would NEVER rely on a windshield mount radar detector - not even the V1 against LIDAR. Never.

ALP or similar quality, specific LIDAR detector/jammers are the only real solution against LIDAR - anything less and you are living in a totally false sense of security (IMO).

Even the BEST dash mount LIDAR detector will have such huge gaping holes where a LEO can hit you and record your speed before you can do anything about it. Yes you can get notified from some scatter in many instances (but only if there are cars ahead of you being hit) and it can detect in time in a few instances, but it isn't reliable enough to drive with any confidence. (IMO)

I use a four head ALP system for LIDAR and a Pro M Radenso for radar. That's ideal for me - the RC/M combined with the ALP is just as good and nothing on your windshield.

That's my 2c worth on this question :)
I agree with you about laser jamming however it isn't legal in IL so not a option in my case. Not sure how often officers look and if the "it is for parking assist" excuse even works.
 

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I agree with you about laser jamming however it isn't legal in IL so not a option in my case. Not sure how often officers look and if the "it is for parking assist" excuse even works.
Like people on RDF like to say, speeding isn't legal either...
 

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