I personally would like to see a frequency display in the V1 too. Some people don’t care about that due to the great app(s) like JBV1 out there, but I personally would like a frequency display readout on the V1. I do hope when the V1 comes back in stock, there is some type of internal performance upgrade so I won’t have a choice but to buy another V1. My V1’s over the years have been so reliable and trustworthy, and it has been several years since my last V1 went missing/stolen. I am ready to be a V1 owner again! If there aren’t any changes when it comes back in stock, I think I’ll keep waiting another year or two too see if something new comes out from VR, and I’ll just keep using the detectors that I own and see what comes out from other manufacturers, or I may just break down and buy another V1. I’ll just have to wait and see what happens.Although I love my 3.872 V1, unless or until V1 comes out with "the new V1" with range and off axis at least as good as my R1 and a frequency display in a stand alone unit, I'm not interested. If they do build one however. I'll drive to Ohio and wait in line "black friday" style to get mine!
You thought it through just fine. The hypothetical in the OP was:I guess I didn't think it through before I voted the same price. I wouldn't pay more for a non-revised unit. But I'd gladly pay more for improved performance.
You're right Brainstorm. I forgot after reading a bunch of the other commentary. That's what I get for posting sober.You thought it through just fine. The hypothetical in the OP was:
Hypothetical scenario: let's say that tomorrow, the Valentine One website lists the V1 as back in stock and ready for shipping. And in this scenario, the "part shortage" theory was correct. The V1 for sale is the exact same version 3.8952 Valentine One unit that was being sold a couple of months ago. No upgrades, revisions (at least any that would affect the end-user), or improvements.
Yea, I think he mentioned like they were selling before going out of stock, and that ain't the R7 killer (other than in laser) from what I've read I'm afraid.I would pay up to $600 for a unit with the range and filtering of a R7
There isn't a fix for the laser detection on the R7. It is what it is... it only has one laser sensor and it's on the top.. no front or rear..Yea, I think he mentioned like they were selling before going out of stock, and that ain't the R7 killer (other than in laser) from what I've read I'm afraid.
I MIGHT pay the same price they were listed at on the web site back when they WERE in stock.... if I even pay that. I'm sure not going to pay a premium for the same item as a reward for making us wait this long and at this point, my V1 buzz is waiting for Uniden to fix the R7 laser weakness, when that day comes, I'll be out of V.
How do you source your V1s? Do you buy direct from Valentine? Can you explain your relationship with Valentine Research? And the other vendor's whose radar detectors you sell?I sell V1 in China. I don't think V1 is due to the shortage of spare parts. Since January, the batch of V1 has been abnormal. Previous production batches 1342,1343, each batch interval is about 2 weeks, from January 1335,1336,1338,1339,1340 have, I anticipate that they are clearing inventory, parts shortage will not last for six months.
I think the decline in V1 sales has led to the shutdown of production, and their sales have not been able to sustain the company's daily expenses.