How much would you pay for a new V1?

How much would you pay for a new v3.8952 V1 and BT module?

  • $450 (approximately the "current" price)

    Votes: 30 25.4%
  • $500 (approximately $50 more)

    Votes: 11 9.3%
  • $550 (approximately $100 more)

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • $600 (approximately $150 more)

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • $650 (approximately $200 more)

    Votes: 6 5.1%
  • I have no interest in purchasing a V1 if it remains v3.8952

    Votes: 63 53.4%

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Two things that we all know! First Mike V for money is set for life. Second he cannot set by and do nothing. His V1 with app is slowly losing ground. I am sure the majority of people using the app are on this forum. Let us all hope that he has something new to show us. I really truly hope that he does.
 

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Two things that we all know! First Mike V for money is set for life. Second he cannot set by and do nothing. His V1 with app is slowly losing ground. I am sure the majority of people using the app are on this forum. Let us all hope that he has something new to show us. I really truly hope that he does.
But I'm not giving up JBV1 for a hotted up V1.
 

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But I'm not giving up JBV1 for a hotted up V1.
Good for you but I would buy one if it was hotter and had better off-axis.
 

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The two aren't mutually exclusive.
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I am sure the majority of people using the app are on this forum.
That isn't the case at all.
In a recent thread it was said that there are over 300 active users of YaV1 alone.
JBV1 is somewhere above 1,000 downloads. Valentine's own app is over 10,000 downloads. As I recall, V1 Driver is in the 300 to 500 range.
 
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The two aren't mutually exclusive.
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That isn't the case at all.
In a recent thread it was said that there are over 300 active users of YaV1 alone.
JBV1 is somewhere above 1,000 downloads. Valentine's own app is over 10,000 downloads. As I recall, V1 Driver is in the 300 to 500 range.
Just to give some context to the whole debate about what percentage of people use apps:

The total number of lifetime JBV1 downloads is less detectors than Valentine sells per month. The total lifetime number of official Valentine app downloads is less detectors than all of the major detector companies sold last year.
 

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The total number of lifetime JBV1 downloads is less detectors than Valentine sells per month. The total lifetime number of official Valentine app downloads is less detectors than all of the major detector companies sold last year.
Very good point! :)
 

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Just to give some context to the whole debate about what percentage of people use apps:

The total number of lifetime JBV1 downloads is less detectors than Valentine sells per month. The total lifetime number of official Valentine app downloads is less detectors than all of the major detector companies sold last year.
Exactly. Folks don't want to fiddle with apps and equipment to get sane results. Some do. I''ve basically turned my phone into detector's workhorse with Tasker automation so everything launches when I start the car and turns off when I leave it. I don't see many people willing to do the extra work to compensate for the V1 (or any other radar) shortcomings.

I think V1 is history. I can't fathom a business going silent and dead because they are upgrading , knowing perfectly well they are losing customers big time to competitors - it makes zero sense to keep everyone in the dark. Speaking off, best place to purchase Radenso Pro M? Thanks!
 

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I''ve basically turned my phone into detector's workhorse with Tasker automation so everything launches when I start the car and turns off when I leave it.
Sounds like you are using YaV1.

Newer apps don't require any "tasker-like" apps to auto start/stop.
They launch with the detector turning on and shut down when it turns off. They don't even need to be removed from your pocket to do their stuff.
 

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I don’t think Valentine is dead (yet), for what it’s worth.

Two things that we all know! First Mike V for money is set for life. Second he cannot set by and do nothing. His V1 with app is slowly losing ground. I am sure the majority of people using the app are on this forum. Let us all hope that he has something new to show us. I really truly hope that he does.
However, it’s the fact that he is set for life that allows him to specifically stand by and do nothing. It just doesn’t matter what happens to the V1 from a financial perspective for him.
 

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For those of you in the EE industry, is it common to have a parts supplier continually slip on delivery dates?
Normally not this bad, but sometimes it does happen. I have encountered some parts shortages and delays and they actually delivered early.

GTO_04
 

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I don’t think Valentine is dead (yet), for what it’s worth.



However, it’s the fact that he is set for life that allows him to specifically stand by and do nothing. It just doesn’t matter what happens to the V1 from a financial perspective for him.

Obviously u would know mike way better than me.

The acquisition of wealth, to me, was never mikes main objective in producing the V1. To be fair, there comes a time in everyone’s life when things becomes perfectly clear (enlightenment??) on what contentment is. I think mike has reached that point a while ago and his priorities might have shifted (ex donated $5M to his old university)
 

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I don’t think Valentine is dead (yet), for what it’s worth.



However, it’s the fact that he is set for life that allows him to specifically stand by and do nothing. It just doesn’t matter what happens to the V1 from a financial perspective for him.
Having wealth and a product that had a following and sold gave VR the ability to sit pat for years, but now he either jumps back in with both feet or just walks away.... If Mike thinks he can put lipstick and a dress on the previous model and call it new and improved he should just close the doors. He's either has to be all in in his late 60s or sitting in a rocking chair enjoying retirement..
 

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Obviously u would know mike way better than me.

The acquisition of wealth, to me, was never mikes main objective in producing the V1. To be fair, there comes a time in everyone’s life when things becomes perfectly clear (enlightenment??) on what contentment is. I think mike has reached that point a while ago and his priorities might have shifted (ex donated $5M to his old university)
My grandfather is about Mike's age (a little older). He is 80, and still building his own computer, still working on the business he started traveling on the road meeting with his accounts, etc. But he's doing it at his own pace, with the purpose of enjoying when he spent decades building. We're talking Air Force vet, had six kids, worked his whole life as an entrepreneur, a very driven guy. But at age 80?

What he is not doing is trying to conquer the world hitting up those accounts for one more PO like he used to. He doesn't need to - what's the point? He'd rather spend time with us.

In regard to Mike, at some point it becomes not just about drive and about will, but about knowledge. I haven't seen anything novel in the patent applications regarding DSP, and I think we have truly reached peak analog detector (going forward, everything will have to be digital to compete). And yes, I know the detector design in the patents is "digital" in that it uses a FPGA and does some basic signal processing, but it's still fundamentally treating the signal the same way that other detectors are. I haven't seen anything from any company that indicates they have someone on staff that is truly a DSP expert. It's possible Valentine does and they are keeping a tight lid on it, of course. They are certainly the best in the industry at keeping secrets, and it's possible to hide pending patents to an extent.

I ran into mike at Starbucks a while back - he didn't seem like DSP was on his mind!
 

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Ahhh! That picture solved the mystery. Mike is in the NBA now! Wow. I never knew he was so tall. He is full of vigor. He can't quit now.
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The V1 brand took decades to build up, so packing it in and retiring will basically turn V1 into a memorabilia. He does not have a family member who want to continue the reign?

Back to thread: I'm wiling to pay up to $1K for windshield rd that will deliver on all aspects in terms of solely detecting and filtering, front and rear antennas, directional arrows and where I can fully configure it via app with auto updates. A set it and forget it kind of thing. Basically take all top features of current detectors and combing them into one. Of course, I'd love a concealed display; this is one of my fav. V1's feature.
 
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My grandfather is about Mike's age (a little older). He is 80, and still building his own computer, still working on the business he started traveling on the road meeting with his accounts, etc. But he's doing it at his own pace, with the purpose of enjoying when he spent decades building. We're talking Air Force vet, had six kids, worked his whole life as an entrepreneur, a very driven guy. But at age 80?

What he is not doing is trying to conquer the world hitting up those accounts for one more PO like he used to. He doesn't need to - what's the point? He'd rather spend time with us.

In regard to Mike, at some point it becomes not just about drive and about will, but about knowledge. I haven't seen anything novel in the patent applications regarding DSP, and I think we have truly reached peak analog detector (going forward, everything will have to be digital to compete). And yes, I know the detector design in the patents is "digital" in that it uses a FPGA and does some basic signal processing, but it's still fundamentally treating the signal the same way that other detectors are. I haven't seen anything from any company that indicates they have someone on staff that is truly a DSP expert. It's possible Valentine does and they are keeping a tight lid on it, of course. They are certainly the best in the industry at keeping secrets, and it's possible to hide pending patents to an extent.

I ran into mike at Starbucks a while back - he didn't seem like DSP was on his mind!
Wow. No words no words no words. Cat has my tongue.
 

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That pic cracked me up. Looks like he wasn't just checking out the pastries. Pretty sure a new V1 was not on his mind.

Oooo. I think he was checking out just the pastries. Especially the buns. But who could blame him
 

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My grandfather is about Mike's age (a little older). He is 80, and still building his own computer, still working on the business he started traveling on the road meeting with his accounts, etc. But he's doing it at his own pace, with the purpose of enjoying when he spent decades building. We're talking Air Force vet, had six kids, worked his whole life as an entrepreneur, a very driven guy. But at age 80?

What he is not doing is trying to conquer the world hitting up those accounts for one more PO like he used to. He doesn't need to - what's the point? He'd rather spend time with us.

In regard to Mike, at some point it becomes not just about drive and about will, but about knowledge. I haven't seen anything novel in the patent applications regarding DSP, and I think we have truly reached peak analog detector (going forward, everything will have to be digital to compete). And yes, I know the detector design in the patents is "digital" in that it uses a FPGA and does some basic signal processing, but it's still fundamentally treating the signal the same way that other detectors are. I haven't seen anything from any company that indicates they have someone on staff that is truly a DSP expert. It's possible Valentine does and they are keeping a tight lid on it, of course. They are certainly the best in the industry at keeping secrets, and it's possible to hide pending patents to an extent.

I ran into mike at Starbucks a while back - he didn't seem like DSP was on his mind!
I would not be surprised if he lived in the Bat Cave and Alfred was his DSP expert. Mike marches to the beat of his own drum and that's never going to change :)
 

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Two things that we all know! First Mike V for money is set for life. Second he cannot set by and do nothing. His V1 with app is slowly losing ground. I am sure the majority of people using the app are on this forum. Let us all hope that he has something new to show us. I really truly hope that he does.
Could you quote recent V1 sales figures to back that statement up please?
 
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