***Second Generation Valentine One Issues Thread***

HotIce

PSL +5
Intermediate User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2014
Messages
714
Reaction score
1,279
Location
MD
So, after a week with my second generation Valentine 1, I have two issues so far.

  1. I get a lot of ghosting. I went into a shopping center that had one store(CVS) with a automatic door opener in it and I got 9 bogey's.
  2. I keep getting a laser false every single time I turn on my car.
 

AMG63

Learning to Drive
General User
Joined
Feb 28, 2020
Messages
8
Reaction score
11
Welcome to the club. I also purchased the new unit and it’s like driving through a golf course passing a bunch of sloppy drunk gofers. Bogie after bogie. This is where V1 is put on the spot,their technology is ancient they haven’t been able to come up with anything better so they just keep pushing these new software hardware upgrades on people. Every major Radar company knows it’s old technology. You have a unit that claims junk fighter yet it finds nothing but junk. Mine finds every sliding door but a speed trap a cop a fixed radar,,naaah. Best I’ve gotten is less then half a block little better on highway and I’m talking better as in few more feet. And don’t believe the guys that chime in and say “oh you just don’t know how to use it”You need to buy extras and do some programming. That’s b.s. There’s no way to program it to get better range. You can’t stop a V1 from false alerts. The junk fighter upgrade was to cover their butts on their V1 picking up sliding doors cars with blind spot etc. lotta complaints. But once you buy it it’s yours. Mine is under warranty and they refuse to even look at it refuse to even return a call or email. I started a thread. Same complaint as you. No help at all. And I have a warranty. Know where does it say you need to buy a bunch of extra stuff and spend hours programming it. Once you get it then they blame you as if this v1 wasn’t meant to be out of the box ready even though that’s how it’s advertised and sold. I started so many threads a Escort rep contacted me on a different forum asked me for some info I sent him a file of my communications with v1 where they refuse to help me under warranty. I went ahead and got a redline and a 360c to test out Wich their offering me for 40% off Wich ever 1 I decide to keep. They know I’ll splurge I told them I have a k40 setup already but have few cars I need something to plug into my other cars too. I’m sure that was part of the reason they reached out and That’s why I asked for redline. Anyways that's how bad it got for me.Damn thing won’t shut up Now if I approach a trap doing 100mph it’s stops speaking English won’t talk until I’m tagged. But good came out of it. If I choose their escort jammer over k40 for my second car same thing 40% off. I think their using my file I sent them to piss on the v1 name use it as a testimony to product quality and customer service in their online ads but it’s mine and I actually hope that’s what their doing. Man the redline is kick ass. I’ve had v1 bought so many upgrades over 25 years I’m done. Unacceptable to have a junk fighter only alert on junk. The escorts cancelled out the false sliding doors after driving down that road few times. No extras needed. No hours of programming. Tell you the truth your stuck with it. Mike valentine knows it’s an issue. Guess what?Theres a new V1 coming out totally new guts no more room to jam any b.s in these old units. Yes 2019 unit is old tech Wich so much stuffed into it their out of options. You know V1 never ever ever will come out with a new unit then immediately release another Wich Is what’s about to happen and you me and all the nostalgia users who chime in accusing you of using it wrong are stuck with it and all the extras as the new unit is similar to tech as R7 and 360c I hear. But same look with little tweaks maybe digital lcd. But now V1 is the one that can’t infringe on copyright so there’s alot they can’t use. Same as when Knowbody could use V1 arrows now they all do.Patent expired. And they even went better and actually their arrows tell you left or right. V1 both light up that’s how old and simple N cheap their tech is. They couldn’t get the v1 to flash left or right. Escort did. I’ll say it does come in handy when I’m looking for late night whine or beer. Guaranteed to find me a jewels,I just look for 6 or more bogies that’s jewels. 3-4 is Lowe’s Home Depot.
 

thanks

for all the fish
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2016
Messages
7,145
Reaction score
9,628
  1. I get a lot of ghosting. I went into a shopping center that had one store(CVS) with a automatic door opener in it and I got 9 bogey's.
I've had similar with V1.1.
 

CobawLT2010

Land of the quarantined, home of the afraid.
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2011
Messages
7,949
Reaction score
4,843
Location
Wuhan, China
Welcome to the club. I also purchased the new unit and it’s like driving through a golf course passing a bunch of sloppy drunk gofers. Bogie after bogie. This is where V1 is put on the spot,their technology is ancient they haven’t been able to come up with anything better so they just keep pushing these new software hardware upgrades on people. Every major Radar company knows it’s old technology. You have a unit that claims junk fighter yet it finds nothing but junk. Mine finds every sliding door but a speed trap a cop a fixed radar,,naaah. Best I’ve gotten is less then half a block little better on highway and I’m talking better as in few more feet. And don’t believe the guys that chime in and say “oh you just don’t know how to use it”You need to buy extras and do some programming. That’s b.s. There’s no way to program it to get better range. You can’t stop a V1 from false alerts. The junk fighter upgrade was to cover their butts on their V1 picking up sliding doors cars with blind spot etc. lotta complaints. But once you buy it it’s yours. Mine is under warranty and they refuse to even look at it refuse to even return a call or email. I started a thread. Same complaint as you. No help at all. And I have a warranty. Know where does it say you need to buy a bunch of extra stuff and spend hours programming it. Once you get it then they blame you as if this v1 wasn’t meant to be out of the box ready even though that’s how it’s advertised and sold. I started so many threads a Escort rep contacted me on a different forum asked me for some info I sent him a file of my communications with v1 where they refuse to help me under warranty. I went ahead and got a redline and a 360c to test out Wich their offering me for 40% off Wich ever 1 I decide to keep. They know I’ll splurge I told them I have a k40 setup already but have few cars I need something to plug into my other cars too. I’m sure that was part of the reason they reached out and That’s why I asked for redline. Anyways that's how bad it got for me.Damn thing won’t shut up Now if I approach a trap doing 100mph it’s stops speaking English won’t talk until I’m tagged. But good came out of it. If I choose their escort jammer over k40 for my second car same thing 40% off. I think their using my file I sent them to piss on the v1 name use it as a testimony to product quality and customer service in their online ads but it’s mine and I actually hope that’s what their doing. Man the redline is kick ass. I’ve had v1 bought so many upgrades over 25 years I’m done. Unacceptable to have a junk fighter only alert on junk. The escorts cancelled out the false sliding doors after driving down that road few times. No extras needed. No hours of programming. Tell you the truth your stuck with it. Mike valentine knows it’s an issue. Guess what?Theres a new V1 coming out totally new guts no more room to jam any b.s in these old units. Yes 2019 unit is old tech Wich so much stuffed into it their out of options. You know V1 never ever ever will come out with a new unit then immediately release another Wich Is what’s about to happen and you me and all the nostalgia users who chime in accusing you of using it wrong are stuck with it and all the extras as the new unit is similar to tech as R7 and 360c I hear. But same look with little tweaks maybe digital lcd. But now V1 is the one that can’t infringe on copyright so there’s alot they can’t use. Same as when Knowbody could use V1 arrows now they all do.Patent expired. And they even went better and actually their arrows tell you left or right. V1 both light up that’s how old and simple N cheap their tech is. They couldn’t get the v1 to flash left or right. Escort did. I’ll say it does come in handy when I’m looking for late night whine or beer. Guaranteed to find me a jewels,I just look for 6 or more bogies that’s jewels. 3-4 is Lowe’s Home Depot.
You keep mentioning junk k fighter... have you tried k verifier?
 

jcrocketman

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2016
Messages
85
Reaction score
116
Location
Southern AZ
I have had my G2 less than a week and have experienced a few false laser alerts and one instant of ghosting where I picked up 8 bogies. Performance for me has been among the best. So far I am very impressed with this detector and think the attributes far outweigh the annoyances, I know in time these issues will be addressed. BTW I own, or have owned several different brands of detectors.
 

thanks

for all the fish
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2016
Messages
7,145
Reaction score
9,628
'bunch of sloppy drunk gofers'
, I bet the silence of a K40 system is worth it's weight in gold.
 

westwind77

Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2016
Messages
2,888
Reaction score
5,501
Guess what?Theres a new V1 coming out totally new guts no more room to jam any b.s in these old units. Yes 2019 unit is old tech Wich so much stuffed into it their out of options. You know V1 never ever ever will come out with a new unit then immediately release another Wich Is what’s about to happen and you me and all the nostalgia users who chime in accusing you of using it wrong are stuck with it and all the extras as the new unit is similar to tech as R7 and 360c I hear.
Ok....from the sounds of it you are NOT a V1G2 owner - correct? Everyone know the Gen 1 has its issues with false alerts, but so far the Gen 2 has been doing as good or better than my 360 on filtering (BSM's & shopping centers).
 

auskip07

Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2019
Messages
1,061
Reaction score
1,641
i have experienced the ghosting with 9 bogies i think thats a software issue
Post automatically merged:

Guaranteed to find me a jewels,I just look for 6 or more bogies that’s jewels. 3-4 is Lowe’s Home Depot.
Perhaps you should try to take the mode out of "A" (all bogie) It doesnt stand for automatic.
 
Last edited:

LibbyD

PSL +5
Intermediate User
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2015
Messages
592
Reaction score
1,014
In one week with the G2, I have had a very good experience with regard to very few falses and notice a significant benefit with Advanced Logic over 'logic', especially with automatic doors. With Laser, however, I had a drive yesterday with the sun about 15-20 degrees above the horizon and it was unbearable with all the Laser alerts. My Gen1 rarely did that. So I will probably be turning off Laser, at least during sunrise/sunset hours. Maybe future updates will address it.
 

gorgid

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Nov 18, 2019
Messages
164
Reaction score
210
Same issues. Driving near Publix door with one K band door causing bogey counter shows "9", log on JBV1 shows 9 unique freqs. signals. Same happened with KA band couple times, when one police vehicle causing Bogey counter spike to 9 and Log shows 9 different KA signals with different freq. same moment. Most likely device sweeping band to fast and recognize same signal as a new one. Many people already reported this issue, it is a big bug. Most likely will be addressed in future firmware update.
 

CJR238

Retired PR
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2010
Messages
17,861
Reaction score
15,468
Location
CT- 4Runner - ALP - V1/RedLine/Waze
You keep mentioning junk k fighter... have you tried k verifier?
Clearly he doesn't have the new V1 with what's he's saying. The V1G2 is totally different and new from the old.

Definitely. K Verifier is a must. When testing without it on it's crazy chatty.

I've been blown away with how quiet the V1 is. Though there are some scenarios where I've gotten excessive falsing (9) but with software tweaks I'm sure it'll be no issue. It's so infrequent its of little/no consequence.
 
Last edited:

CobawLT2010

Land of the quarantined, home of the afraid.
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2011
Messages
7,949
Reaction score
4,843
Location
Wuhan, China
Clearly he doesn't have the new V1 with what's he's saying. The V1G2 is totally different and new from the old.

Definitely. K Verifier is a must. When testing without it on it's crazy chatty.

I've been blown away with how quiet the V1 is. Though there are some scenarios where I've gotten excessive falsing (9) but with software tweaks I'm sure it'll be no issue. It's so infrequent its of little/no consequence.
Honestly, though junk k was livable. It took care of a lot of highway issues... sure city wasn’t that great but a majority of them were stationary falses you could get rid of with jbv1.
 

auskip07

Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2019
Messages
1,061
Reaction score
1,641
For clarity sake the 9 bogie scenario i encountered when driving through a .5 mile stretch with 7 Kband auto doors (from my count) 3 grocery stores w/2 doors and 1 Walgreens
 

CJR238

Retired PR
Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2010
Messages
17,861
Reaction score
15,468
Location
CT- 4Runner - ALP - V1/RedLine/Waze
To note: for every automatic door there's two different emitters (in/out). That can add up to quite a bit so it can be expected.

The odd one is the ka-band 9 bogey falses. I've only had it happened twice though.
 
Last edited:

V1Jake

Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2010
Messages
6,704
Reaction score
8,457
Location
34.7 Destroyer
35.5 falses and just got my first encounter with (+ bogey ghosting when I had a legit 3-6 ka sources.
 

Attachments

rvacs

Scanning da Road
Intermediate User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2014
Messages
326
Reaction score
580
Location
Austin, TX
Lots of Ka Falses (Logic Mode) and Ka Ghosting.
 

V1Jake

Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2010
Messages
6,704
Reaction score
8,457
Location
34.7 Destroyer
35.5 falses and just got my first encounter with (+ bogey ghosting when I had a legit 3-6 ka sources.
Looked through my JBV1 alert log and where I got around 15 ka signals only FOUR were legit. 34.661/663/715/722, all of the other ones were 1/6 strength hits. 14 ghost falses with 5 of them being 35.5
 

Discord Server

Latest threads

Forum statistics

Threads
87,550
Messages
1,331,485
Members
22,050
Latest member
Adam101
Top