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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.
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.

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.
 

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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!
I dunno, let’s summon him and find out
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The new display, if it's a major update/change to it, would be needed for the new threats Gatso/MR series. The new filtering would probably address the same matter: BSM filtering and FM modulated/frequency hopping radars detection. An increase in range is needed for these threats IF and WHEN filtering is applied.
 

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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.

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.
I would agree with your statement if it wasn't because MRCD has not been added to the V1, and that is a real threat faced by many in the USA.

His changes come too slow for today's threats.

Now V1 is king with laser I have to admit, I wish the Uniden would had taken the laser detection more seriously, but they probably did not because a proper laser diode would probably had raised the cost of manufacturing and shrink the profit margins.

I, for one, hope that the V1 comes back with a new model, I really do!
 

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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!
Uh, this person made numerous posts about how they had "inside information" about what the "new" V1 would have for features. It was purported to be the greatest thing since a set of boobs. That person has not posted since. BUT! SINCE! THEY! LOVED! EXCLAMATION! POINTS! ! I CAN'T! RESIST! POSTING! MORE! EXCLAMATION! POINTS!
 

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Uh, this person made numerous posts about how they had "inside information" about what the "new" V1 would have for features. It was purported to be the greatest thing since a set of boobs. That person has not posted since. BUT! SINCE! THEY! LOVED! EXCLAMATION! POINTS! ! I CAN'T! RESIST! POSTING! MORE! EXCLAMATION! POINTS!
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Uh, this person made numerous posts about how they had "inside information" about what the "new" V1 would have for features. It was purported to be the greatest thing since a set of boobs. That person has not posted since. BUT! SINCE! THEY! LOVED! EXCLAMATION! POINTS! ! I CAN'T! RESIST! POSTING! MORE! EXCLAMATION! POINTS!

They have to use pretty colors like Benzr does to be legit :)
 

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Why does Mike V. Enjoy such blind following from some people here is beyond me
It’s not “blind” and the suggestion is small-minded and inflammatory. The V1 is and has always been a high quality, reliable, very capable detector that has received numerous updates with innovative and very useful features and simple operation. At one time its range was at the top of the heap and remains very good, but range been surpassed by others. The V1’s BSM filtering was a revelation and remains surpassed only by a few without neutering K-band range. It’s still the only one to offer a massive amount of extensibility and functionality via an open API with multiple enthusiast apps available.

You can say it’s been left behind, but just because today it can’t claim to be the range king or whatever else doesn’t mean it’s ceased to be a fantastic tool for delivering the situational awareness we need to react appropriately to threats we face. It’s still one of the best all-around radar countermeasures you can put on your windshield for most people. If you want different features or prize one capability another option does better, get another detector.
 

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His bank account is from the business he does run, not the other hypothetical ones I mentioned.
That's quite definitive proof. Real money from a real business.
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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.
Preferring a well designed, well built product is not blind, it's discerning. Now, if you want to see blindness, check out the Uniden forum. People salivating over a one trick pony with issues up the wazoo.
Talk about the Emperors new clothes.
MV doesn't need Vortex, he's forgotten more about detectors than most people know.
And, you don't need to worry about V1 users, we're fine. We have a product that does everything we need. that's why we're here.
 
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That's quite definitive proof. Real money from a real business.
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Preferring a well designed, well built product is not blind, it's discerning. Now, if you want to see blindness, check out the Uniden forum. People salivating over a one trick pony with issues up the wazoo.
Talk about the Emperors new clothes.
MV doesn't need Vortex, he's forgotten more about detectors than most people know.
And, you don't need to worry about V1 users, we're fine. We have a product that does everything we need. that's why we're here.
I would not call the Uniden a one trick pony, they do several things right, a one trick pony would be a Redline-O, the R7 has a nice screen, Spectre resistance, arrows,firmware updates and MRCD(regardless if it is working correctly or not, I am sure it will be fixed for free soon) .

Is the R7 over priced? perhaps a bit, but considering it has such good range with decent filtering I would not call it a one trick pony, Considering that KA Band Is hands down the biggest threat most drivers in the USA face by leaps and bounds I would say that is one hell of a one trick.

The V1 is a fantastic unit and cheap. Considering it has such a good quality build and strong features the V1 was way ahead of it's times in the 90s and early 2000s.

My biggest issue is that MV completely went to sleep on his success and did not continue to improve the unit for the last 10 years.He knew that his arrow patent was expiring and should had been working to innovate somewhere else before that happened.

MRCD (as far as we know) is still not even feature.

He should had either hired J to develop an app for him and share royalties with him or come up with his own updated platform.Although I am sure there are some limitations to this thanks to patents and the way he gets around them by "disowning"JBV1. Such as Auto lockouts and speed based muting.

I love the V1 and I would probably buy one if he came up with a good updated unit.I am not exactly happy with some of the issues the Unidens have shown, Such as poor build quality and features that are printed on the box that do work they way they are meant to, such as spectre detection and detecting laser from VPR guns.

Let's wait and hope that he comes to the top again.After all, I grew up drooling over car and driver magazines V1 adds.
 

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R7 is more a 1 trick pony, cheaply mad, terrible k bad filtering unless you turn sensitive down to escort levels! I don’t need 3 mile alert just makes me wast my time slowing down way to early and everyone passes you by!
 

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R7 is more a 1 trick pony, cheaply mad, terrible k bad filtering unless you turn sensitive down to escort levels! I don’t need 3 mile alert just makes me wast my time slowing down way to early and everyone passes you by!

Your post is confusing lol. You claim that you don’t want to dial sensitivity down but then say you don’t want a “3 mile alert”? When you enable the V1s TMF2 it’s reduces range by a good amount also. The R7 may not be for you, but it’s certainly not a 1 trick pony.
 

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Both are good RD’s serving different needs and customers. I had a V1 and enjoyed but did not want to run a separate app to make it work the way I wanted. I don't believe it is obsolete as the demand still remains high for it. Correct me if I wrong but I believe the V1 can scan down for MRCD but the falses would not be manageable.

I had an R3 and now an R7, and love it, but no RD without an app will be able to offer the wide range of customization and features some want. One feature I do really appreciate is the ability to update the FW without having to send the unit in.

I am sure the Radenso guys are loving these threads as we are telling them exactly what we all want, no need to spend money on market research or focus groups lol...Looking forward to what they come out with next.
 

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Your post is confusing lol. You claim that you don’t want to dial sensitivity down but then say you don’t want a “3 mile alert”? When you enable the V1s TMF2 it’s reduces range by a good amount also. The R7 may not be for you, but it’s certainly not a 1 trick pony.
Agree.. and this is coming from Dukes who has shown/proof repeatedly the R7 is a MRCD no trick pony. :) I like the way he positions his view on R7. we can still respect more than one model, even if they have flaws. Same for V1 or others.
 

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Both are good RD’s serving different needs and customers. I had a V1 and enjoyed but did not want to run a separate app to make it work the way I wanted. I don't believe it is obsolete as the demand still remains high for it. Correct me if I wrong but I believe the V1 can scan down for MRCD but the falses would not be manageable.

I had an R3 and now an R7, and love it, but no RD without an app will be able to offer the wide range of customization and features some want. One feature I do really appreciate is the ability to update the FW without having to send the unit in.

I am sure the Radenso guys are loving these threads as we are telling them exactly what we all want, no need to spend money on market research or focus groups lol...Looking forward to what they come out with next.
Yes the V1 can detect MRCD if TMF2 is disabled. It also alerts as K band so it’s almost impossible to tel the difference between falses and a real threat
 

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Back to topic:

Based on history, patent progress, gut instinct, there will be upgrade V1. New stuff, new capabilities, something unique that matters, becomes a best seller again. Maybe a end of the scale for legacy design. And cost more (and don't care if it is worth it). It could end up being like the old classic Escort DSP model. The top of the era that lasted for a short time.

But...... What/who will be the next generation of transformation? VR, Radenso? Some young buck top engineers who like to go fast, and hate tickets from any method have family backing and form a new non overseas contract engineered company and USA made system? Are there any top flight new USA/CA engineers who want to be in this space? Will Radenso live out the vision of their leader?

For now, no total transformation from VR? Listening to each other, new VR led transformation is impossible in our world. Is that true, or will MV come up with something transformational he and his partner Jim did so long ago? For me, it would only meet that criteria if it included laser systems in the transformation. So far, we have heard nothing of that.
 
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