V1 Gen 2 Info up at the FCC - Photos, Manual, Test Report

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Does anybody know if there is an auto mute option on this similar to the R7? It alerts at normal volume, then lowers volume to prechosen auto mute level?

V1's have always worked the other way; mute signals initially, then alert at normal volume once either a certain amount of time has passed or the signal strength has crossed a threshold (either 5 out of 8 or above 3 on initial detection).

If you run the V1 in All Bogies mode (A) with either Savvy (speed based muting) or an app (speed based muting and GPS lockouts) you'll get an initial alert at full volume then the alert will go to mute volume as the devices tell the V1 to mute.
 

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V1's have always worked the other way; mute signals initially, then alert at normal volume once either a certain amount of time has passed or the signal strength has crossed a threshold (either 5 out of 8 or above 3 on initial detection).

If you run the V1 in All Bogies mode (A) with either Savvy (speed based muting) or an app (speed based muting and GPS lockouts) you'll get an initial alert at full volume then the alert will go to mute volume as the devices tell the V1 to mute.

Thanks. I guess what I'm trying to get is similar to my R7. It will alert at normal volume a few times then automatically mutes without having to press any buttons (I programmed it this way), so that the normal volume alert doesn't continue at the same volume as I'm sure you understand how annoying that is...like if you're on a phone call.
 

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Thanks. I guess what I'm trying to get is similar to my R7. It will alert at normal volume a few times then automatically mutes without having to press any buttons (I programmed it this way), so that the normal volume alert doesn't continue at the same volume as I'm sure you understand how annoying that is...like if you're on a phone call.

Yeah, A mode will come the closest where you'll get 1 or 2 beeps depending on how quickly Savvy or the app responds. I'm not sure if any of the current apps have an option to have the more Escort/Uniden mute behavior.
 

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Yeah, A mode will come the closest where you'll get 1 or 2 beeps depending on how quickly Savvy or the app responds. I'm not sure if any of the current apps have an option to have the more Escort/Uniden mute behavior.

Is "A" all bogey or Advanced? I can't remember
 

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Always has in the past. :) I'll likely settle on small L logic mode like I used to. I will continue to use JBV1 though so in that case, A might be a better mode to use.
 

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I have been using custom sweeps on my V1G1's along with either V1 Driver on my iPhone or JBV1 on my Android phone. Today I was out and about in suburban Houston traffic with my V1G2 running in "A" mode with only the V1 Connection app with E-Savvy enabled. This was the quietest I have ever experienced with an assumably properly functioning radar detector.
 

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I have been using custom sweeps on my V1G1's along with either V1 Driver on my iPhone or JBV1 on my Android phone. Today I was out and about in suburban Houston traffic with my V1G2 running in "A" mode with only the V1 Connection app with E-Savvy enabled. This was the quietest I have ever experienced with an assumably properly functioning radar detector.

What's Esavvy?
 

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What's Esavvy?
It's a setting in the V1 Connection iPhone app that lets you mute alerts below a set speed (in my case, 30 MPH). It essentially mimics the functionality of the Valentine Savvy device that connects to a vehicle's OBD II port so as to know the vehicle speed and allow muting of alerts below a set speed.
 
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The SAVVY device plugs into your ODBII port and uses the speed of your vehicle to automatically mute everything under a certain set speed. It's got a dial on it to set that speed.

With the V1 Connection app, you can set that value in the app and replace having to use the ODBII unit. That's E-SAVVY (Electronic SAVVY?)

With JBV1, The speed at which everything is muted can (in most cases) be set at a value related to the speed limit of the road you are traveling on at that moment. There's also a fallback limit for the occasional road that is missing speed limit info.
 

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But why when all you said V1 is superior vs others???



Which ws detector has better off axis excuding Uniden R series?
V1 has the best ramp up in industry.
The best accurate bogey count in JBV1.
The best accurate arrows.
One of the best BSM if not the best filtering when paired with JBV1.
The best laser detection.

This is why I meant range under performabce since on everything else V1 beats competition.

I dont have the Gen2, but a couple updates back they added too much latency to the arrows IMO.
Maybe it was thier attempt to not confuse newbies.

But they became annoying waiting another couple seconds before it showed me I had just passed a leo.

As of late I've been using the R7.
IMO arrows are better, very responsive and accurate.
Also rampup is stellar... Let's not talk about laser 😒.... I do feel I've been saved several times with V1's laser sensitivity and I had no issues with laser falses at least in my area.

V1 G2 is a refreshing update, however as many have expressed, it's magnificence is only truly realized with a second device loaded with an app. Otherwise it lacks big time in customization abilities.

While no single detector I can think of can do as much as one married to an app, I was hoping for more integration.

That being said, Theia is not out and as one poster mentioned, promises can be viewed as hype when the popcorn has long ran out....

But I'm trying to not look a gift horse in the mouth......

If your gonna run a V1, I can't see passing this up.
 

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Thanks. I guess what I'm trying to get is similar to my R7. It will alert at normal volume a few times then automatically mutes without having to press any buttons (I programmed it this way), so that the normal volume alert doesn't continue at the same volume as I'm sure you understand how annoying that is...like if you're on a phone call.

Yeah, A mode will come the closest where you'll get 1 or 2 beeps depending on how quickly Savvy or the app responds. I'm not sure if any of the current apps have an option to have the more Escort/Uniden mute behavior.


The JBV1 app can do this. It's called "Time Mute". You can set the time desired before muting and the mute volume.
 
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Speaking of Esavvy, has anyone tried it out yet? In-app low speed muting is convenient, but it usually doesn't kick in initially. The V1 alerts first, then there's a delay while the phone has to receive that signal, analyze it, and issue a mute command back to the V1, then the detector mutes. So you get an initial normal volume beep and then the muted beeps.

Physical savvy doesn't have that limitation and will mute alerts from the very first beep. I'd imagine Esavvy has all the same limitations of other apps, but I haven't tried it out yet since, well, there's better apps to run while driving. :)
 

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Speaking of Esavvy, has anyone tried it out yet? In-app low speed muting is convenient, but it usually doesn't kick in initially. The V1 alerts first, then there's a delay while the phone has to receive that signal, analyze it, and issue a mute command back to the V1, then the detector mutes. So you get an initial normal volume beep and then the muted beeps.

Physical savvy doesn't have that limitation and will mute alerts from the very first beep. I'd imagine Esavvy has all the same limitations of other apps, but I haven't tried it out yet since, well, there's better apps to run while driving. :)

Last I used physical savvy (bout a year ago) I thought it actually provided the beep, and it was noted on their site as this being a benefit for awareness. For the V1G1 you need to use the 3 sec K mute delay to "bridge" between the signal being received and the muting source sending out a mute command to the V1.

Luckily for us, the V1G2 is much quieter around town. Maybe a new setting will help with this once we get the full info.

Note the V1 is still V1 comment which indicates that Savvy sends out a mute command after-the-fact so the operator understands what's going on (mode flash when a mute is sent out): https://www.rdforum.org/index.php
 
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Changing gears, the only place to put a frequency display is where the power button is. The power button / switch/ knob would have had to be moved to the top or sides. The old escorts (4500) had the on/ off on the left side.

Im ok getting the 35.5 or 34.7 info from the app.
 

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I wonder what revision they are on now.

Yup remembered this post after watching the interview vid. He suggesting NOT opening up the detector since the front face might not go back on/glue back on properly. I assume there would be damage to the LEDs or so
 

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Yup remembered this post after watching the interview vid. He suggesting NOT opening up the detector since the front face might not go back on/glue back on properly. I assume there would be damage to the LEDs or so

If I recall correctly, MV was concerned that the purple filter might come off and might not stick back on correctly.
 

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