Mike Valentine apparently has shut down his twitter

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I don’t think that’s true. Ka Guard was put in place (and the responsiveness/range hit along with it) to minimize alerts. TMF/2 was put in place to minimize alerts. Savvy was released to minimize alerts.
These were all put in place to minimize false alerts, without the possibility of missing real threats. Mike Vs philosophy has always been the detector cannot miss a real threat. I assume this is what @BlueV1 was getting at.
 

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These were all put in place to minimize false alerts, without the possibility of missing real threats. Mike Vs philosophy has always been the detector cannot miss a real threat. I assume this is what @BlueV1 was getting at.
Yes, that's what I'm alluding to; although one could argue that Ka Guard doesn't work entirely towards that goal. :)
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Cinninati Microwave is where Escort was born.
They didnt like his ideas so he shoved it up their assets.Then departed.
You caught @Bossdad71 in a rare moment and it might not have come across very well. His original comment was a joke because of how Valentine Research spawned from CM/Escort. :)
If you look up some posts by Centerpunch, they will give an insider's view of the situations of both companies. :)
 
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I only post like once a year on social media personally. The problem for me is that my interests are too niche and specific for most people to care.
Not so. You would be surprised just how large a following midget erotica actually has.
 

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These were all put in place to minimize false alerts, without the possibility of missing real threats. Mike Vs philosophy has always been the detector cannot miss a real threat. I assume this is what @BlueV1 was getting at.
Mike's philosophy was fine before BSM systems were developed.
His philosophy doesn't quite cut it any longer.
Fortunately....some very creative app developers didn't share his philosophy.
 

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Mike's philosophy was fine before BSM systems were developed.
His philosophy doesn't quite cut it any longer.
How so? It makes much more sense IMO than using lockouts, notch filters, and segmentation that ignore huge swaths of K band and open you up to completely missing real threats.
 

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These were all put in place to minimize false alerts, without the possibility of missing real threats.
That may be the intent, but it’s not the reality. TMF absolutely increases the risk of missing a real threat until it’s too late—ask anyone with MRCD or similar or even stuff like the RP1. Ka Guard absolute increases they risk of missing a real threat until it’s too late. In fact, realistically my V1Driver lockouts offer the least risk of all of them. Thankfully I don’t have to deal with mobile MRCD around here!
 

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Clearly Valentine's original philosophies didn't/couldn't factor in the proliferation of BSM that we see today. It's been a problem for every detector manufacturer and some of those methods of dealing with it are very questionable when you dig into how they accomplish the silence.

I've been studying what TMF2 can do with current BSM situations. If not for the possibility that TMF3 (or at least a minor improvement to TMF2) might be on the way, I'd go all out showing what I've been seeing.

Mazda's are currently the most annoying vehicle I regularly encounter that is not handled well by TMF2.
I've repeatedly approached Hondas of both the 24.2xx and 24.16x variety as well as a few seemingly 24.18x Odyssey minivans and in all cases the V1 is totally silent until I get to within 25 yards. Once I get that signal, I have to back off beyond 100 yards for the V1 to stop alerting to it. This is a repeatable behavior if I'm behind one for any decent amount of time. I've done it 6 times in a row with a new Honda Pilot one morning.

The benefit to this is that if passing these types of vehicles, TMF2's initial rejection combined with the built-in muting features means that I barely hear the alert at all. If stopped behind one, there is always the double press mute option to mute until the initial signal goes away.

What SAAVY or V1 Connection could do; and JBV1 does for me in these instances is automatically mutes below a speed threshold. In the case of JBV1, it's usually based on PSL if the info for that road is available. If not, it defaults to the value I've set. The automation provided by JBV1 in these cases means that I don't need to press the mute button hardly ever.


If some of the patents are in the works and VR has a method or two to mute at detected PSL (without using GPS and paying Escort royalties) combined with a refined TMF2+, it could be a quieter experience. I'd guess that the last TMF2 improvement might have been in 2017. (Who honestly knows if a 3.8952 V1 from March of 2019 is identical as a 3.8952 from March of 2017?)
 

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why use the one in the detector when the phone's GPS is programmatically closer?
That depends. Dual frequency will always be better, but not many phones support it. If a dual frequency chip was in the RD then it will win. Handheld GPS devices are generally more accurate so it would depend on the GPS in the RD. If an RD had an option for an external GPS antenna that would most likely be more accurate, but that depends heavily on location.

If you care about GPS accuracy reference this table for dual-frequency phones.

The largest battery consumption of any phone is it's screen. GPS is already active by default. There's very little difference between GPS usage of the phone itself in normal operation and while using a GPS centric app in most cases.
That depends on the interval and how applications use GPS.

The GPS activity enabled by default location services doesn't need to poll super often and they balance it to get better battery life.

Calculating distance, radius, etc isn't a big deal, but when you are doing it continuously it is going to drain the battery. That's why Gaze/GMaps/etc use a lot of battery. They have to check where you are, how far away you are, and where you need to turn. If I leave my phone sitting it will last for days, but if I leave a GPS app running it will die and there will be a message that the app is using significant battery.
 

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This post continues to have large potential. See you in two weeks.
 

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I only post like once a year on social media personally. The problem for me is that my interests are too niche and specific for most people to care. I would literally only be posting about radar detector stuff, audio gear, classical piano, niche baseball stats, car racing, etc. And for those interests it doesn't make sense for me to post on social media when there are entire forums of like-minded people devoted specifically to each niche. Posting about that stuff on social media just feels like shouting into the wind to me...
Hey Jon, Where did you go for lunch today?
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Not so. You would be surprised just how large a following midget erotica actually has.
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Mike is one of the most active twitter posters I’ve ever seen posting many times each day all day about either 1)politics or 2) Cincinnati Bearcats.

Yesterday he shut it down

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He died on Thursday I thought you knew that! His wife asked for the Twitter to shutdown.



As a side note @Jon at Radenso and @Randy at Radenso just spilled some juicy details about the upcoming detector in the discord chat... hopefully it won't get wiped. There is a rumor that something big is coming from Radenso shop in a couple of weeks!
 
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That depends on the interval and how applications use GPS.

The GPS activity enabled by default location services doesn't need to poll super
I'm aware of what you are saying in general, but I also know what the results of 90,000 miles of JBV1 use are. :)
 

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Think about a V1 with GPS, auto lockouts ,arrows JBV1 access and some extra range.. this detector would blow all the competition out of the water.
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If you have JBV1, the rest is redundant.
 

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Because i am sure most consumers would like the option to just have it on the detectornwhen they do not want to plug into their phone.

In the end there are thousands of non enthusiasts that would like the option for the V1 to handle those things without plugging into a complicated app.

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There's nothing to "plug" in.
And, non enthusiasts just want something that beeps when there's radar around. You can tell who they are, they have the detector pointing 45 degrees upward.
To get radar refection off the stratosphere. They read that on the interweb.
 

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I saw a V1 low on the windshield, tilted 45 degrees towards the driver, and aimed to the right the other day... :facepalm: I actually wanted to smack the guy.
 

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The average consumer wants a quiet detector, and auto lockout has this .

I think the average consumer would like a detector that can take care of low speed muting and GPS lockouts without an app. while it leaves the option open for enthiusast that want to continue to use it as it would.
Show me an ordinary man with a highly configurable detector, and I will show you a man with a ticket.
(with apologies to the Jesuits)
 
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You are all missing the point of this thread.
Mike has had enough of your continual whining and moaning for new stuff.
He has no new tech or resources to build a new RD.
He has milked this antique V1 for all he can.
You funded his retirement.
Mic drop.
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What's mic drop? Is that an Irishman falling over?
I just don't get these new fangled sayings.
 

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