Learning to Fly
- Feb 7, 2016
- Reaction score
Trust me. Im with u 100% that the V1 lacks a lot of features vs the competition. I said it before. Mike could easily give the V1 range but he doesn’t. And I have to trust mike on why he doesn’t. It’s not like the V1 doesn’t give adequate range for 95% of the ppl. Heck my pro M is comparable to the V1 for range. I would say it needed a numeric display not for frequencies. But for programming. It’s like reading Klingon. Need to pull manual out everytime to read the symbols.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.
My pro M for k band. All k band is displayed as “24.150”. That’s pretty much the same as a k band led dot. Don’t get me wrong. I have exact frequencies would be nice and beneficial in some cases. But isn’t a deal breaker
I like uniden a lot. The lrd950 opened my eyes and made me step away the V1. I thought having arrows was a must because it had killer range and stationary camera database. (Maybe I had a hot unit but it was comparable to redline OG)
I was super excited when the r7 was announced. If I wasn’t such a big radenso fan. I would have bought the r7 on launch but I’m glad I didn’t. Because the mrcd detection on the R7 is unreliable.
One of the greatest strengths of the V1 is the fact that mike lives in the North America. He knows the threats we face and tests accordingly. But at the same time it’s frustrating when he doesn’t add to his V1 to warn against those threats.
I can’t fault mike for staying true to his mission statement from day 1. He isn’t out to win a popularity contest. He doesn’t care what the competition is doing, monetary gain isn’t his driving force. He doesn’t care if uniden,escort or radenso outsells his V1. He builds a high quality product that can be trusted that’s gives the user peace of mind.