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Valentine 1 Radar Detector

sadaznboy 14 March 6, 2013 at 11:29 AM in Tech & Electronics (2)
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Valentine 1 currently has their newest radar detector for $399 plus shipping. That's the lowest I've ever seen this radar for. Usually, it costs $499 plus shipping. Even if you search in eBay right now, you'll find most of these units going for above $400+. Buy directly from the manufacturer. Includes: windshield mount; visor mount; lighter adapter; power cord, coiled (2 ft. stretches to 8 ft.); power cord, straight (8 ft.); direct-wire power adapter; wiring-harness connector; owner's manual; spare suction cups; spare fuse. 30-day Money-Back Guarantee.

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https://store.valentine1.com/store/

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#16
Quote from twentyseventy View Post :
I think the 9500ix is back up to where the Redline is now. I'm sticking with the V1, wife is going to get a 9500ix.

Anyone in here gone all the way and gotten laser jammers as well? Wink
Haha, I think that would just piss a cop off. If his gun comes back with an error, he's probably going to figure out a way to pull you over anyways.

Oh, "I saw your tail light out."
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i use the redline for the parkways and interstate. the 9500i for city driving that has red light cameras. i have yet to see any speedtraps on the highways.
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Quote from faiz_23 View Post :
9500i is based off the old M4 design and it is very weak in design compared to the escort redline and valentine 1. The escort redline has amazing sensitivity and will pick up a signal around bends (off axis) and 2+ miles away. The valentine is very close in performance to the escort redline. The 9500i does not have as much range or the instant on sensitivity of the redline or valentine. The only escort radar I would recommend is redline. I would hands down pick up a valentine for overall pick.
The Escort 9500ix with GPS is a great detector and there is really no reason why it shouldn't be recommended. In urban areas it's the best due to the GPS functionality. I'm very, very happy with it. False alarms are pretty much nonexistent on frequently travelled routes unlike detectors without GPS, and it gives me more than ample notice to slow down before reaching my target. I would never own a detector without GPS. I find false alarms to be extremely annoying.
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Quote from twentyseventy View Post :
I think the 9500ix is back up to where the Redline is now. I'm sticking with the V1, wife is going to get a 9500ix.

Anyone in here gone all the way and gotten laser jammers as well? Wink
9500ix and 9500i are both the older m4 design which is not as sensitive to off axis and instant on compared to m3 or valentine. I had a 9500ix and sold it when off axis along with instant on will lead to tickets. The redline and valentine both solved this issue and I personally prefer a combination of arrows, signal strength, bogey counter and situational awareness. I don't care about false alarms since it is easy to filter mentally where common falses are and what a real K or KA threat is like versus a false alarm in terms of signal strength and number of signals.


9500ix is just a 8500x50 with gps. You esentially have a low end radar detector with gps filtering capabilities. Give me a redline with gps and now we talking


xxxxM2 = M2 Horn (Solo 2)
.xxxS3 = M2 Horn (Solo 3)
xxxxM3 = M3 Horn (Bel Sti, Escort RedLine)
xxxM3R = M3 Horn (Bel Sti-R, Escort 9500ci)

xxxxM4 = M4 Horn (8500 X50, RX65, GX65, 9500ix)
xxxM4R = M4 Horn (Qi45, RX45)
xxxD05 = M4 Horn modified (Passport iQ)
xxx8500= S7 Horn (8500,original 8500 X50 & RX65)
xxxSR7 = S7 Horn (Escort SR7)


http://www.radardetectorforum.org...php?t=5434

Edit: For women I would highly recommend a 9500ix since they tend to not speed as much and the GPS is a blessing for them. Women will ignore the valentine since it speaks to them too much. The 9500ix is great since it will only speak to you when it feels like a threat is there. The 9500ix does all the processing and thinking which I think the women prefer that. Valentine and redline is PURE RAW POWER. To much for some people to handle and they end up with 9500ix.
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Quote from faiz_23 View Post :
9500ix and 9500i are both the older m4 design which is not as sensitive to off axis and instant on compared to m3 or valentine. I had a 9500ix and sold it when off axis along with instant on will lead to tickets. The redline and valentine both solved this issue and I personally prefer a combination of arrows, signal strength, bogey counter and situational awareness. I don't care about false alarms since it is easy to filter mentally where common falses are and what a real K or KA threat is like versus a false alarm in terms of signal strength and number of signals.


9500ix is just a 8500x50 with gps. You esentially have a low end radar detector with gps filtering capabilities. Give me a redline with gps and now we talking


xxxxM2 = M2 Horn (Solo 2)
.xxxS3 = M2 Horn (Solo 3)
xxxxM3 = M3 Horn (Bel Sti, Escort RedLine)
xxxM3R = M3 Horn (Bel Sti-R, Escort 9500ci)

xxxxM4 = M4 Horn (8500 X50, RX65, GX65, 9500ix)
xxxM4R = M4 Horn (Qi45, RX45)
xxxD05 = M4 Horn modified (Passport iQ)
xxx8500= S7 Horn (8500,original 8500 X50 & RX65)
xxxSR7 = S7 Horn (Escort SR7)


http://www.radardetectorforum.org...php?t=5434

Edit: For women I would highly recommend a 9500ix since they tend to not speed as much and the GPS is a blessing for them. Women will ignore the valentine since it speaks to them too much. The 9500ix is great since it will only speak to you when it feels like a threat is there. The 9500ix does all the processing and thinking which I think the women prefer that. Valentine and redline is PURE RAW POWER. To much for some people to handle and they end up with 9500ix.
Thanks for the analysis, I'm much more informed about the specifics of LJs than RDs. I love my V1 and, like you said, it's easy for me to mentally filter. Also, that's why she'll be getting the 9500ix - you nailed it!
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I have an escort x50. I live in North Carolina and I have recently noticed the state troopers running the k band instead of the usual ka band when I see them parked ahead of me running a trap. They usually just tap it so the k band shows on the detector a few seconds.

It seems some of the smaller town deputies also run a radar that only puts out the k band.

Is the k band enough for them to write a citation or do they then need to hit the ka band radar before they can legally write a ticket?
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Quote from twentyseventy View Post :
Thanks for the analysis, I'm much more informed about the specifics of LJs than RDs. I love my V1 and, like you said, it's easy for me to mentally filter. Also, that's why she'll be getting the 9500ix - you nailed it!

Only laser jammer I have used and only one I would use is laser interceptor...
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#23
sorry for ot but can the lj experts please briefly weigh in on the best models? i've heard LI. what about the hp-905?
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I've had my valentine 1 since 2007, it's still very strong. Works great. The suction cups are getting old especially since it's lived through many years of hot summer and cold winters.

I think the false alarms(like driving on highway with random X band) is a nice reminder for me to lose weight on my right foot... i drive usually 80mph in 65mph zones so when I hear the random alarms, i drop it to 70-75.
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#25
Like everyone else said, this is the same price it has always been. Valentine is the only place to buy them from as not only are they cheaper, they are (correct me if I'm wrong) the only place the one-year warranty is valid.
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V1 has been $399 as long as I remember. I got rid of mine recently for K40
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Sorry for bumping up an old post, but just wanted to say that I've owned many radar detectors (love to speed) and the V1 trumps all windshield detectors I've tried. Started with the 8500, upgraded to the 8500 X50, then bought the 9500ix all of which did a decent job and saved me from quite a few tickets. However, the GPS lockout function of the 9500ix was causing a slight 2-3 second delay as it had to check the database before alerting me to a signal. Noticed I was slamming on my brakes quite a bit more with the 9500ix.. Even the 8500 X50 seemed better.

Decided to go a different route and try the V1 after a few months of getting annoyed with the 9500ix. Boy was that a good move! INCREDIBLE range, accurate ramp up, and the arrows are a huge plus. If the source is coming from behind me, I speed up. If I know I'm approaching the cop, I'll slow down. Not only does the V1 save me from tickets, it saves my brakes! The only other detector out there I might consider is the Redline, but without the arrows it's a major step down IMO.

V1 4 Life! No laggy GPS detectors for me Smilie

Now if only they could make a completely undetectable, stealth model.. Then it would truly trump the Redline in every aspect.. I hope you're listening VR Labs!
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Quote from zero187 View Post :
Sorry for bumping up an old post, but just wanted to say that I've owned many radar detectors (love to speed) and the V1 trumps all windshield detectors I've tried. Started with the 8500, upgraded to the 8500 X50, then bought the 9500ix all of which did a decent job and saved me from quite a few tickets. However, the GPS lockout function of the 9500ix was causing a slight 2-3 second delay as it had to check the database before alerting me to a signal. Noticed I was slamming on my brakes quite a bit more with the 9500ix.. Even the 8500 X50 seemed better.

Decided to go a different route and try the V1 after a few months of getting annoyed with the 9500ix. Boy was that a good move! INCREDIBLE range, accurate ramp up, and the arrows are a huge plus. If the source is coming from behind me, I speed up. If I know I'm approaching the cop, I'll slow down. Not only does the V1 save me from tickets, it saves my brakes! The only other detector out there I might consider is the Redline, but without the arrows it's a major step down IMO.

V1 4 Life! Now if only they could make a completely undetectable, stealth model.. Then it would truly trump the Redline in every aspect.. I hope you're listening VR Labs!
Too bad these are almost never on sale
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Quote from faiz_23 View Post :
Always $399 and if you are willing to settle for the 30 day return models. They will typically recalibrate, update software and use a new casing. Sometime when you order the 30 day return models if they do not have it in stock they will ship out brand new items. 30 day returns come with 10% off and still have all new accessories and 1 yr warranty. I picked up the Grand touring kit which comes with valentine 1 and savvy kit for $409 and a concealed display for $35. Here is my stealth install using savvy for hardwire and concealed display.
Uhhhh that's your definition of stealth? Hahaha
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#30
Great price, great device.

I live in a traffic congested area so no more need for a detector. I just need to get false plates and insurance and maybe a phony driver's license now.
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