Thinking of running a V1G2 12 thousand miles comparison vrs R7.

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I've run these a few days now and here's my observations. I only scored encounters with nothing blocking either detector. If I had any encounters when following another truck, it got tossed out. First the easy.

Laser. 13 laser alerts from the V1, all Georgia scatter and direct hits. Uniden R7 never alerted.

ka mostly 34.7. I had 93 encounters. I graded based on terrain and seconds between alerts. My V1 is more sensitive on 34.7 than my R7. Several times I would be at a red light with no obstructions and the V1 would begin alerting one bar 34.7 and my R7 silent. Shortly after pulling away from the light, R7 would join in alerting.

Flat straight road, constant on. V1 alerts first 90% of the time, but only by a small amount. .5 second to 1.5 seconds. The R7 did alert first a few times but never more than 1 second before V1 began alerting. One encounter on 34.7 was interesting. The V1 alerted first, then J out and the R7 took over the rest of the encounter while the V1 remained silent and the R7 ramped up as the LEO passed by.

Rolling selective I/O. 99% of the encounters both alert in stereo.
The other 1% the R7 missed the shot. This could be deadly if the LEO is very selective.

Off axis, V1 alerts first 95% of the time. Normally by 1-2 seconds, but I had a few encounters with the V1 alerting 4-5 seconds before the R7. R7 did alert first a couple times but not more than 1 second before V1 began alerting.

Over hill was very interesting. V1 consistently beats R7 by 1 to 2 seconds in most encounters. This is with each unit mounted exactly same height.

Move V1 up a foot higher than R7 or move R7 up a foot higher than V1 and it amounts to 2 to 5 second advantage to the highest unit. Every over hill encounter when one unit was mounted higher than the other, the higher unit alerted first.

Ka falsing, I didn't keep score because it was clear. Uniden never falsed on Ka, V1 did several times a day mainly on low 34 and some 33.8.


K band comparison was postponed until new R7 firmware update.

Conclusion. My V1G2 performs slightly better on 34.7 than my R7. The Laser performance of the V1G2 is mind blowing for an RD. Combined with JBV1 and it's a killer set up. I prefer my V1G2 to my R7. Does that mean I won't use my R7. Of course not. All of my detectors get a few thousand miles a month. Just depends on what I feel like running on any given day!
Good Stuff, keep it coming.

This is exactly what I see when running together and separately against speed signs/ATR.
 

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I've run these a few days now and here's my observations. I only scored encounters with nothing blocking either detector. If I had any encounters when following another truck, it got tossed out. First the easy.

Laser. 13 laser alerts from the V1, all Georgia scatter and direct hits. Uniden R7 never alerted.

ka mostly 34.7. I had 93 encounters. I graded based on terrain and seconds between alerts. My V1 is more sensitive on 34.7 than my R7. Several times I would be at a red light with no obstructions and the V1 would begin alerting one bar 34.7 and my R7 silent. Shortly after pulling away from the light, R7 would join in alerting.

Flat straight road, constant on. V1 alerts first 90% of the time, but only by a small amount. .5 second to 1.5 seconds. The R7 did alert first a few times but never more than 1 second before V1 began alerting. One encounter on 34.7 was interesting. The V1 alerted first, then J out and the R7 took over the rest of the encounter while the V1 remained silent and the R7 ramped up as the LEO passed by.

Rolling selective I/O. 99% of the encounters both alert in stereo.
The other 1% the R7 missed the shot. This could be deadly if the LEO is very selective.

Off axis, V1 alerts first 95% of the time. Normally by 1-2 seconds, but I had a few encounters with the V1 alerting 4-5 seconds before the R7. R7 did alert first a couple times but not more than 1 second before V1 began alerting.

Over hill was very interesting. V1 consistently beats R7 by 1 to 2 seconds in most encounters. This is with each unit mounted exactly same height.

Move V1 up a foot higher than R7 or move R7 up a foot higher than V1 and it amounts to 2 to 5 second advantage to the highest unit. Every over hill encounter when one unit was mounted higher than the other, the higher unit alerted first.

Ka falsing, I didn't keep score because it was clear. Uniden never falsed on Ka, V1 did several times a day mainly on low 34 and some 33.8.


K band comparison was postponed until new R7 firmware update.

Conclusion. My V1G2 performs slightly better on 34.7 than my R7. The Laser performance of the V1G2 is mind blowing for an RD. Combined with JBV1 and it's a killer set up. I prefer my V1G2 to my R7. Does that mean I won't use my R7. Of course not. All of my detectors get a few thousand miles a month. Just depends on what I feel like running on any given day!
I am truly amazed at how your V1G2 is doing on laser.
 

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I am truly amazed at how your V1G2 is doing on laser.
I am also. The 2 mile laser Scatter video was actually longer than 2 miles because there was a couple alerts a few seconds before the video started. I have my camera loops in 3 minute blocks, and don't have the ability to merge during edit etc.

Amazing that the V1G2 picked up cars being shot probably 1 1/2 miles ahead. Obviously perfectly flat road and no trucks blocking the scatter made it possible, but R7 was silent entire time.

Here's the video for those that haven't seen it.

 
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I've run these a few days now and here's my observations. I only scored encounters with nothing blocking either detector. If I had any encounters when following another truck, it got tossed out. First the easy.

Laser. 13 laser alerts from the V1, all Georgia scatter and direct hits. Uniden R7 never alerted.

ka mostly 34.7. I had 93 encounters. I graded based on terrain and seconds between alerts. My V1 is more sensitive on 34.7 than my R7. Several times I would be at a red light with no obstructions and the V1 would begin alerting one bar 34.7 and my R7 silent. Shortly after pulling away from the light, R7 would join in alerting.

Flat straight road, constant on. V1 alerts first 90% of the time, but only by a small amount. .5 second to 1.5 seconds. The R7 did alert first a few times but never more than 1 second before V1 began alerting. One encounter on 34.7 was interesting. The V1 alerted first, then J out and the R7 took over the rest of the encounter while the V1 remained silent and the R7 ramped up as the LEO passed by.

Rolling selective I/O. 99% of the encounters both alert in stereo.
The other 1% the R7 missed the shot. This could be deadly if the LEO is very selective.

Off axis, V1 alerts first 95% of the time. Normally by 1-2 seconds, but I had a few encounters with the V1 alerting 4-5 seconds before the R7. R7 did alert first a couple times but not more than 1 second before V1 began alerting.

Over hill was very interesting. V1 consistently beats R7 by 1 to 2 seconds in most encounters. This is with each unit mounted exactly same height.

Move V1 up a foot higher than R7 or move R7 up a foot higher than V1 and it amounts to 2 to 5 second advantage to the highest unit. Every over hill encounter when one unit was mounted higher than the other, the higher unit alerted first.

Ka falsing, I didn't keep score because it was clear. Uniden never falsed on Ka, V1 did several times a day mainly on low 34 and some 33.8.


K band comparison was postponed until new R7 firmware update.

Conclusion. My V1G2 performs slightly better on 34.7 than my R7. The Laser performance of the V1G2 is mind blowing for an RD. Combined with JBV1 and it's a killer set up. I prefer my V1G2 to my R7. Does that mean I won't use my R7. Of course not. All of my detectors get a few thousand miles a month. Just depends on what I feel like running on any given day!
While the liabilities of running more than one detector at a time are clearly documented, I have thought the advantage of two detectors is that one could catch a source that might be missed by the other detector.
The specialists can clarify how that works beyond settings, locations, environment, etc., but your summary seems to support that notion.
 

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You mentioned some out of band Ka falses.
What segments did you end up using on both units?
 

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You mentioned some out of band Ka falses.
What segments did you end up using on both units?
Uniden R7 2,4,5,6,8
I ran the V1 the first few days with the stock setup just ka and laser on. I experienced the most ka falses using this set up.
I then changed to Custom sweeps and falses decreased significantly.

33.700-33.900
34.400-35.000
35.400-35.600

Performance was consistent running stock or sweeps other than increased ka falses running stock setup.

Looking at the Alert log shows most of the falses around the lower side of 34 & 35. Example 34.031, 34 035, 35.047, 35.046.
 
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I was thinking of obtaining a v2 for use in the fuel trucks i drive through nevada, cali, and AZ, that 55 mph limit in CA sucks big time, i hate being without protection, ive been using waze/jbv1 in the truck but since i'll be on night shifts, i can run a detector more easily. the truck will do 75 mph
 

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Does your V1G2 alert to your R7?

My V1 did not alert to the R7 or R360C until the latest firmware upgrade for the V1. After that I cannot run them together in the cabin as the V1 will alert every minute or so to the R360c and maybe about every 10 - 15 minutes to the R7 - No matter where I place them. Not complaining however, I get why this happens.

I am also running an Stir + with the ALP (occasionally a netradar instead), so that might have a Lot to do with what I am seeing also with three LO signals.

The V1G2 with Just the Stir Plus works fine, but the Plus gets destroyed in every encounter except I/O. I am always running the V1 in A mode and when I run it in

The interference I have seen between the V1 and R360C is as bad as any 2 detectors I have used together and I have used a lot of combinations. The V1 just alerts to the R360C constantly, but the R360C alerts would be diminished - occasionally by 40-60 percent - to the extent that the plus alerted first. I had one encounter where the Plus and G2 were alerting to a LEO about 1/2 a mile away and the R360c never alerted as I turned. Almost certainly interference, I could see the LEO.

The R7 had less of an issue, but at times with the Fixed Ka Speed signs I could see it was affected by a little bit - and range was reduced slightly every once in a while on those signs.

Also running these together made the BSM alerts a little worse.

Good Luck with your experience and testing, you do learn a lot of things by running them together and I have the benefit of going by these 6 stalker speed signs on the average of 4x a week.
Same here with the V1G2 after latest update....When run with the R360C every 10 miles or so the rear horn would alert to the R360C....Did not matter the distance....Was your alert coming from rear horn as well?
 

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I was thinking of obtaining a v2 for use in the fuel trucks i drive through nevada, cali, and AZ, that 55 mph limit in CA sucks big time, i hate being without protection, ive been using waze/jbv1 in the truck but since i'll be on night shifts, i can run a detector more easily. the truck will do 75 mph

Just keep in mind, selective instant on is a huge threat out there at night. Be careful.
 

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@samq45 you clearly understand and know interference when you see it. Years of running units together and you can tell when something isn't right. Great explanation of what you experienced. I experienced interference between these two also. I was able to change mounting location around and eliminate the obvious, but I think they are always interfering some when run together.
That's been my experience as well. After you get familiar with how a detector performs alone, it's always been pretty clear when there's interference. The oddest issue I've ever had was running the Bel STiR+ with a Radenso Pro-M. The Pro-M would cause the STiR to completely shut down any alerts.

Thanks for sharing your observations. I haven't owned a V1 in a long time. Based on how Theia looks, the V1 may be my next purchase.
 

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That's been my experience as well. After you get familiar with how a detector performs alone, it's always been pretty clear when there's interference. The oddest issue I've ever had was running the Bel STiR+ with a Radenso Pro-M. The Pro-M would cause the STiR to completely shut down any alerts.

Thanks for sharing your observations. I haven't owned a V1 in a long time. Based on how Theia looks, the V1 may be my next purchase.
Yeah, a lot of people think running a remote with a windshield unit there's no interference. But that's just not the case. I've seen a Whistler pro 78 SE completely silenced and escort 9500ci on 35.5 to nearly point blank range before the CI alerted at full till during some testing we were doing
 

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I am also. The 2 mile laser Scatter video was actually longer than 2 miles because there was a couple alerts a few seconds before the video started. I have my camera loops in 3 minute blocks, and don't have the ability to merge during edit etc.

Amazing that the V1G2 picked up cars being shot probably 1 1/2 miles ahead. Obviously perfectly flat road and no trucks blocking the scatter made it possible, but R7 was silent entire time.

Here's the video for those that haven't seen it.

It is hard to see on my screen. Did you visually verify one of those LEOs had a laser gun?

This is good stuff. I love seeing the real world testing. Keep it coming.
 

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It is hard to see on my screen. Did you visually verify one of those LEOs had a laser gun?

This is good stuff. I love seeing the real world testing. Keep it coming.
Yeah the one to my left in the median and sitting sideways was the active shooter.

I wonder if anyone would be interested in how the WB STI Magnum compares to the V1 G2?
 
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Yeah the one to my left in the median and sitting sideways was the active shooter.

I wonder if anyone would be interested in how the WB STI Magnum compares to the V1 G2?
Luckily I don't see a lot of laser. I'm not actually sure if I've had a laser scatter hit or not. I know I got nailed head on. Had a ticket to prove it. 🙄
 

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I ran the V1 the first few days with the stock setup just ka and laser on. I experienced the most ka falses using this set up.
I then changed to Custom sweeps and falses decreased significantly.

33.700-33.900
34.400-35.000
35.400-35.600

Performance was consistent running stock or sweeps other than increased ka falses running stock setup.

Looking at the Alert log shows most of the falses around the lower side of 34 & 35. Example 34.031, 34 035, 35.047, 35.046.
Yeah, I'd switch the 34.400 to at least 34.410 in the CF settings to avoid those 34.40x falses.
 
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In my case, I've run multiple detectors at least as much as one! I've also tested them hundreds of times with my radar guns to see how they react both together and apart against Q/T shots, off axis and raw range as well. Like you guys are saying, it's very easy to tell if something changes due to interference as long as you're running detectors that are compatible, which you won't know until you test the hell out of them! The Redline-O is a good example of this. If you try it with the V1G1 and leave RDR on and all of the segments running, it will sleep like a baby and the V1 will murder it! Simply turning off RDR and segging to 2-5-8 allows you to run it with the V1 like I did for years with no problems other than it kicking the V1's @ss on every single alert after that! The fact that @Freebird can even try this in a truck where there are 4 antennas bouncing all over hell inside the cab and still get good results tells us that in a regular car with the right spacing this would be a killer setup for layered protection. @VariableWave and I have tested my V1G2 as well as his against his R7 against our guns and they will repeat our results within a few feet run together and apart for hours over and over. @Freebird is getting the same results in his truck as we've gotten during our controlled testing. The V1G2 beats the R7 almost every time on 34.7 and 35.5. It's pretty close on straight up alerts, but on off axis alerts the V1G2 pulls ahead by quite a bit. I for one have enjoyed this testing by @Freebird !
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Yeah the one to my left in the median and sitting sideways was the active shooter.

I wonder if anyone would be interested in how the WB STI Magnum compares to the V1 G2?
Funny you should ask! I just hung my Redline-O up beside my V1G2 so I can find out how they do together!
 
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In my case, I've run multiple detectors at least as much as one! I've also tested them hundreds of times with my radar guns to see how they react both together and apart against Q/T shots, off axis and raw range as well. Like you guys are saying, it's very easy to tell if something changes due to interference as long as you're running detectors that are compatible, which you won't know until you test the hell out of them! The Redline-O is a good example of this. If you try it with the V1G1 and leave RDR on and all of the segments running, it will sleep like a baby and the V1 will murder it! Simply turning off RDR and segging to 2-5-8 allows you to run it with the V1 like I did for years with no problems other than it kicking the V1's @ss on every single alert after that! The fact that @Freebird can even try this in a truck where there are 4 antennas bouncing all over hell inside the cab and still get good results tells us that in a regular car with the right spacing this would be a killer setup for layered protection. @VariableWave and I have tested my V1G2 as well as his against his R7 against our guns and they will repeat our results within a few feet run together and apart for hours over and over. @Freebird is getting the same results in his truck as we've gotten during our controlled testing. The V1G2 beats the R7 almost every time on 34.7 and 35.5. It's pretty close on straight up alerts, but on off axis alerts the V1G2 pulls ahead by quite a bit. I for one have enjoyed this testing by @Freebird !
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Funny you should ask! I just hung my Redline-O up beside my V1G2 so I can find out how they do together!
I've had two encounters already the Magnum is hanging tough only a second behind the V1 G2.
 

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I've had two encounters already the Magnum is hanging tough only a second behind the V1 G2.
I ran my Redline-O in the back glass for a couple of months in my ghetto arrows setup with my V1G2 up front, but haven't run it beside the V1G2 yet except for one quick test awhile back. I expect it to give the V1G2 hell and be right with it or at least within a second or so on everything except for extreme off axis Ka shots. As always. it's segged to 2-5-8, RDR off and no K or X band. The V1G2 is on A mode with K verifier on running JBV1 with no lockouts. It seems only fitting to let the V1G2 have a chance to redeem itself after all the @ss whippings my Redline gave to my V1G1 for all of those years! LMAO!
 
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I ran my Redline-O in the back glass for a couple of months in my ghetto arrows setup with my V1G2 up front, but haven't run it beside the V1G2 yet except for one quick test awhile back. I expect it to give the V1G2 hell and be right with it or at least within a second or so on everything except for extreme off axis Ka shots. As always. it's segged to 2-5-8, RDR off and no K or X band. The V1G2 is on A mode with K verifier on running JBV1 with no lockouts.
With terrain being the great equalizer they should run pretty close to each other in your area. In the flatlands or real open areas out west I would expect quite a bit of separation.
 

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