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      03-27-2020, 02:54 PM   #1
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Educate me on radar detectors?

Needing to start considering a radar detector for the M2C.

I've always had V1's, but it sort of (?) looks like they're not really in business anymore?

My only requirements are that I definitely want it permanently mounted on the rear-view mirror with a Blend Mount & mirror tap.

Suggestions? Experiences? Good/bad?

TIA--

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Valentine has finally released the new V1 Gen 2

https://store.valentine1.com/Store/item.asp?i=20020

It apparently uses the same Blend Mount as the earlier V1s

https://blendmount.com/aluminum-rada...ries-bv1-2017/

As well as the same Mirror Tap

https://blendmount.com/power-cord-mt...25-lg-mt-4015/

There is also the upcoming Radenso Theia

https://radenso.com/products/radenso-theia

If it lives up to the hype, it could be the detector to have

However, it is still under development and will use a USB-C connection (which may require more power than tapping into the mirror can provide)
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Valentine has finally released the new V1 Gen 2

https://store.valentine1.com/Store/item.asp?i=20020
THANKS!! I'd looked at them last month and their website was more or less shut down.

That's great-- since I'm familiar with the V1 platform, I'll probably go that way.

I don't know anything about the Radenso's.

Thanks again.

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So from the little I was able to read tonight, the V1G2 looks like the way to go (and I'm familiar with the platform.)

Has anyone placed the V1 Remote anywhere on an M2C?

Just toying with the idea. They aren't shipping the new remotes until "later in 2020", and not shipping the V1G2 at all until the world reboots itself.

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I love my K40 but used to have a Valentine1, I tried using my Gen1 randomly one day and it doesn't work. This Gen2 seems promising. I like the price point. The K40 was a lot pricier but its been a life saver more times than I can count.
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I have the escort iXC + M1 DashCam

Works well and the dash cam is great
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You really first need to know what is used in area. Do they use MRCD/CT? What bands etc. What features do you want? Are RD's illegal where you live? Do you want to use a phone app with it? Do they use laser?

Fyi the new v1g2 is having issues with not powering on and screen bleeding...

If you can wait and have the budget, Radenso Theia is the way to go. Its approaching things in a completely different way, it is not looking for frequencies, which brings with it BSM's from cars, garage store doors falses and other falses, it is only looking for actual radar gun signatures and other real signatures. Current legacy detectors are using basically the same method from 20+ yrs ago.

None of the legacy detectors that are available today, including the new v1, offer all the features people want, each one has some but not all.

So Theia will be revolutionary, quiet, longer range that anything today, have every feature, open api, and bluetooth and updatable at home.
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So from the little I was able to read tonight, the V1G2 looks like the way to go (and I'm familiar with the platform.)

Has anyone placed the V1 Remote anywhere on an M2C?

Just toying with the idea. They aren't shipping the new remotes until "later in 2020", and not shipping the V1G2 at all until the world reboots itself.

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Originally Posted by flybigjet View Post
So from the little I was able to read tonight, the V1G2 looks like the way to go (and I'm familiar with the platform.)

Has anyone placed the V1 Remote anywhere on an M2C?

Just toying with the idea. They aren't shipping the new remotes until "later in 2020", and not shipping the V1G2 at all until the world reboots itself.

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