V1 WILL be updated

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Two callers got two different stories, two different opinions on BT...
That's because I think they're allowing confusion to occur by not providing their people all of the information at this time.

I don't think they're trying to hide the update anymore, the delay really outed that. But they are controlling information and likely letting the hype build. If the update brings meaningful changes I'm sure they know this place will blow up about it.

I think that they are trolling us at this point and checking out this thread 24-7 and laughing
You know it, the whole time they've been trolling. Probably slip out little truths here and there like improved filtering.

They had an all day or two day sales meeting when taking the V1 off the shelves. Probably talked a little bit about trolling us for the long game knowing they'd get a lot of attention not selling one of their main products
 
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Next one who visits the headquarters, please watch out for popcorn trucks, as traffic must be heavy.
 

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I think that they are trolling us at this point and checking out this thread 24-7 and laughing
To be honest, with the amount of times someone from these forums has called, it wouldn't surprise me. Haha.
 

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That's because I think they're allowing confusion to occur by not providing their people all of the information at this time.

I don't think they're trying to hide the update anymore, the delay really outed that. But they are controlling information and likely letting the hype build. If the update brings meaningful changes I'm sure they know this place will blow up about it.

You know it, the whole time they've been trolling. Probably slip out little truths here and there like improved filtering.

They had an all day or two day sales meeting when taking the V1 off the shelves. Probably talked a little bit about trolling us for the long game knowing they'd get a lot of attention not selling one of their main products
Could be, speculations will continue for a while...
 

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A few possibilities:
1) in the interest of impartial reporting, he didn't identify himself and got the same conflicting runarounds...
2) he did identify himself, and they shot him straight...
3) he did identify himself, and they gave him bogus or vague info to further the suspense...

Either way...one thing we can all agree on is that Mike V. would be absolutely terrible running any other business.
His bank account may disagree with you.
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I'm looking forward to seeing a 3rd-party solution, like JBC1.

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I am sure by now they know the RDF moles and spies :shadyhat: are trying to extract info out of them. We have heard / read here the whole possible range of outcomes from nothing new to minor changes to a brand new big one.

Someone reported in one of these 2 threads that the “parts are in” and assembling is now occurring.

If a new unit is coming, we’ll wish we were on the preorder list because the demand will go through the roof, and the wait will be long.
 

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I am sure by now they know the RDF moles and spies :shadyhat: are trying to extract info out of them. We have heard / read here the whole possible range of outcomes from nothing new to minor changes to a brand new big one.

Someone reported in one of these 2 threads that the “parts are in” and assembling is now occurring.

If a new unit is coming, we’ll wish we were on the preorder list because the demand will go through the roof, and the wait will be long.
Oooof my anxiety! The part of me, that V1 Zombie based CiHKAL around 2014, might come back out. I can feel it, it's festering within... It's calling to me. Speaking to me.

An update is coming.
 

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Yes, TMF 3 is coming, has to. I has been in testing for over 2 years.
If you've been testing TMF3, you're probably under a DND agreement until the product drops. I would delete this post, ASAP.
 

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His bank account may disagree with you.
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His bank account is from the business he does run, not the other hypothetical ones I mentioned.
 

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So what will you do if....

It's the Gen 4 (patents in place or pending on new board, new display) but no TMF3 (application still pending). Do you pull the trigger?
 

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Where is happyass & all the other old schoolers? Jimbonz? Lol.
 

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It's heap of sand phrasing. It could not be radical in the sense the unit still remains the "V1". As in it keeps a lot of the design philosophies and years of development as a foundation. That doesn't mean that internals arent changed in such a meaningful manner that would lead to R7 or better performance.




That is a big statment, the number 1 detector in the market that has the same range as the old Redline or even better for 450 dollars with bluetooth? I will believe it when I see it.

-My prediction is an LCD or LED display to display band and frequency.

-Internal Blue tooth.

-Updated K filter.

The sad part about the display is that .. well no one looks at the display, that is why we have JBV1.

Honestly you guys are expecting too much, I mean I really hope so but I would not put my money on the new V1 beating the R7, with luck it will just come in line with the Radenso pro M.
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Maybe. He ignored my last few attempts to reach back out to him a couple months ago when it first went out of stock. I’m in no rush and don’t plan on flying back out there just to interview him so I’ll wait until something launches again and maybe we could set up a Skype interview like I did with Ed Bolian.
And this is why I do not hold my breath.

Why does Mike V. Enjoy such blind following from some people here is beyond me, he has not community involvement, whatever passion he had for radar detection is long gone.

It would be on his best interest to contact someone as influential as Vortex for an interview.

But for the sake of the people that love his detectors I hope something good comes out.
 
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That is a big statment, the number 1 detector in the market that has the same range as the old Redline or even better for 450 dollars with bluetooth? I will believe it when I see it.

-My prediction is an LCD or LED display to display band and frequency.

-Internal Blue tooth.

-Updated K filter.

The sad part about the display is that .. well no one looks at the display, that is why we have JBV1.

Honestly you guys are expecting too much, I mean I really hope so but I would not put my money on the new V1 beating the R7, with luck it will just come in line with the Radenso pro M.
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And this is why I do not hold my breath.

Why does Mike V. Enjoy such blind following from some people here is beyond me, he has not community involvement, whatever passion he had for radar detection is long gone.

It would be on his best interest to contact someone as influential as Vortex for an interview.

But for the sake of the people that love his detectors I hope something good comes out.

I don’t believe for a second that his passion for radar detection is gone. I think his passion is still as strong today as it has ever been. I believe he is at his shop everyday working in the back.






The thing with mike is this. He wants quality and reliability in his product. He won’t put something in his detector if there is a chance you can get ticket.

I think it would cool if mike gave vortex or anyone else a chance to interview him and to pick at his brain. I don’t know mike at all. But to me he seems like private man. I can respect that.

At the end of day, we all want a quality reliable product that won’t break down. And if it does break down. We want it fixed with as little hassles as possible.


I have moved on from the V1 because the V1 didn’t change when the threats changed for me.

If mike made a detector that protected me from the threats I see. Hands down I would buy it. It’s not blind love. It’s because I know mike builds a great product.
 

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I don’t believe for a second that his passion for radar detection is gone. I think his passion is still as strong today as it has ever been. I believe he is at his shop everyday working in the back.






The thing with mike is this. He wants quality and reliability in his product. He won’t put something in his detector if there is a chance you can get ticket.

I think it would cool if mike gave vortex or anyone else a chance to interview him and to pick at his brain. I don’t know mike at all. But to me he seems like private man. I can respect that.

At the end of day, we all want a quality reliable product that won’t break down. And if it does break down. We want it fixed with as little hassles as possible.


I have moved on from the V1 because the V1 didn’t change when the threats changed for me.

If mike made a detector that protected me from the threats I see. Hands down I would buy it. It’s not blind love. It’s because I know mike builds a great product.
yes, his products are high quality, I owned a V1 for years.Never when I took it out of a box for a trip I wondered if it was working right.

But the has fallen behind with the times big time.

One thing that could easily put him on the spot light again is to put himself at the head of the game in range again.

I remember in the 90s and early 2000s most detectors were measured against the v1.The V1 was the king of range and arrows!

Now, the arrows are not exclusive, the range is not great, it suffers from bad filtering and antiquated display.

If one thing we have learned from Uniden is that people value range.Since he is so unwilling to make better filters then go crazy with range and let the JBV1 handle filtering.
 

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What! Happened! To! The! Guy! Who! Claimed! To! Have! So! Much! Inside! Information! And! The! Unit! Was! Completely! Revamped! All!New! Internals! Much! Better! Filtering! ETC! ETC! ETC!
 

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I guess he told you that personally? Some people don't feel compelled to have to answer to anyone. Quite honestly I respect that. Not because it's Mike Valentine we are talking about, just people in general. And the fact the public almost demands that they do make it even better!


Why does Mike V. Enjoy such blind following from some people here is beyond me, he has not community involvement, whatever passion he had for radar detection is long gone.

It would be on his best interest to contact someone as influential as Vortex for an interview.

But for the sake of the people that love his detectors I hope something good comes out.
 

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