V1 . . . it's the little things that I would miss . . .

knight_man

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It’s derogatory... at least that’s what urban dictionary says...
It's just the way kids say 'old fart' these days. Like hip and jazz or groovy and square, dope or phat, off the hook/chain, cut up a rug, speakeasy, omg and lol and all that.

And the V1.... so many things make me appreciate it. Just physical build and design, there are so many things. Bright display, auto dimming, simple controls, good SA, loud speaker. Really has been a solid detector for what seems like a long time.

I remember first getting multiple alerts in different directions (V1 moments), that amazing ramp up. It was clear to me that this is the way detectors should have all been designed to begin with.
Until the Redline came along and outsniffed the V1 by a lot. Then the R7 pretty much replaced its many functions and brought even more range. I still prefer the build quality of the V1 to about any detector I own.
 

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I know I dog on the hype about the "new" V1 sometimes, but I do genuinely want to experience a V1. There is just something so fascinating about the design, the apps, and most importantly, the cult following. Y'all wouldn't be so hell bent if it wasn't amazing in some capacity. They are fascinating devices and in the RD world that is quickly evolving, I definitely plan on experiencing one of these just to appreciate it.
 

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There is a make model and style RD for almost everyone. Some will never be happy and always go for the "latest and greatest". V1 is not a cult following. It is users who have found an RD that meets their needs and has not let them down in their driving area and style. And until it keeps meeting their needs. they are confident in their decision and continue to use the V1, regardless what the latest fad is... Some have come and gone, the V1 is still here. (At least for the next 2 weeks)... STI Driver, Redline, R3, R7, Theia ?, ...
 

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Since you asked for it, "ok boomer" :)

I can't chime in on personal experience, but I can say that riding in a friend's car when I was a youngin' and watching the V1 do its thing (2005ish), got me hooked on RD's.
 

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There is a make model and style RD for almost everyone. Some will never be happy and always go for the "latest and greatest". V1 is not a cult following. It is users who have found an RD that meets their needs and has not let them down in their driving area and style. And until it keeps meeting their needs. they are confident in their decision and continue to use the V1, regardless what the latest fad is... Some have come and gone, the V1 is still here. (At least for the next 2 weeks)... STI Driver, Redline, R3, R7, Theia ?, ...
You're right, my "cult following" comment came off way ruder than I intended it to. I meant it more as what you explained. Many people here still find it to be perfect for what they need day-to-day. Even in a world of "newer and better," there are the V1 guys who swear by it. There must be something impressive about it that's worth experiencing.

My apologies, I didn't at all mean for my comment to come across as derogatory.
 

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You're right, my "cult following" comment came off way ruder than I intended it to. I meant it more as what you explained. Many people here still find it to be perfect for what they need day-to-day. Even in a world of "newer and better," there are the V1 guys who swear by it. There must be something impressive about it that's worth experiencing.

My apologies, I didn't at all mean for my comment to come across as derogatory.
no offense taken, just as those of the "latest and greatest RD" cult shouldnt be offended...
 
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LouG

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There is just something so fascinating about the design, the apps, and most importantly, the cult following.
Except, it's not a cult. Cultlike behaviour is usually a result of blind belief and suspension of critical faculties. I see that more in the obsession with the "new, so it must be better" types.
I haven't seen that among the Tifosi.
 

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Sounds: I simply like the alert sounds of the V1.
I just got an R7 (earlier today) after having a V1 for ~10 years and of all the things, this is the weirdest adjustment so far. As I told a friend, I got used to the sound of two transformers hate-f***ing in my ear every time I drive by a gas station and now it feels wrong :biggrin:
 

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While it has been over 3 years since my last V1 went missing/stolen, I have missed running a V1. It always had plenty of range for me, is very easy to use, has an excellent build quality, and is a very reliable radar detector.

It may not have changed much externally over the years, but I can appreciate Mike Valentine’s business model with his “internal” improvements to the V1 and upgrade program. Hopefully the “out of stock” issue will be resolved soon as I would like to get another V1. I have owned many radar detectors over almost 40 years, and the V1 was my primary detector for about 23 of those years, and the V1 is a high quality and reliable performing radar detector (or radar locator as Mike would say).


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