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Old 01-13-2019, 12:14 PM
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Latest firmware for the Valentine1 was in all three of my cars last year when I moved from NE Ohio to Virginia. Worth the upgrade. Before updating the V1s to the latest firmware the traffic monitors on top of the light poles in NE Ohio tripped the radar constantly as did the blind spot sensors on lots of cars. I tried an Escort with a built in GPS screen in the S2000 to minimize stuff on the dashboard but the screen wasn't visible in sunlight nor was the detector decent.

This is all past tense as Virginia, where I now live, is the only US state where these are not legal to use. Heck, the State Police made a U-turn to pull over my Army Nurse wife when they simply spotted it on the dashboard of her then-Ohio licensed car a 18 months ago. Wasn't plugged in since she knew to not use it but the AH trooper insisted he go in the trunk. But I digress.

Been detectorless for 15 months now -- and not liking it. Radar detector detectors will detect the V1's internal frequencies.

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Old 01-13-2019, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuck S View Post
Been detectorless for 15 months now -- and not liking it. Radar detector detectors will detect the V1's internal frequencies.
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Another reason why you use Escort They're shielded from RADAR detector detectors. Never been detected. I was following a friend one night from NC to VA. He has a V1 and I had the Escort. A VA State Trooper passed me to pull him over. Fortunately he only got a warning and had to put the detector in the trunk

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Old 01-13-2019, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by kgf3076 View Post
Another reason why you use Escort They're shielded from RADAR detector detectors. Never been detected. I was following a friend one night from NC to VA. He has a V1 and I had the Escort. A VA State Trooper passed me to pull him over. Fortunately he only got a warning and had to put the detector in the trunk
I just asked Escort about my 360c being detected by radar detector detectors and they said it is visible to RDD’s. Now the 9500ci is not detectable by RDD’s
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:46 PM
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My sources tell me the Uniden R1 and the R3 as well as the Escort Redline are undetectable. The V1 like it’s namesake from WW2 are obsolete
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Scooterboy View Post

I just asked Escort about my 360c being detected by radar detector detectors and they said it is visible to RDD’s. Now the 9500ci is not detectable by RDD’s
And the 9500ix is what my better half uses and I have the 360ci.
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:25 AM
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The problem for us in Virginia (and DC) is even with a non-emitting IF, the thingy sitting on top of the dashboard is visible to everyone. My gut feeling is VSP pays more attention to out-of-state cars in this respect. I can't justify a multiple thousand stealth installation.

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Old 01-15-2019, 06:10 AM
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Best thing about the latest Escort 360 line, is the built-in GPS. And ability to note same area, false hits. The Valentine I had, did not have this option. The number of false hits (esp in city driving) was crazy! The darn thing would goes off continuously on some major streets.

Escort is precise on highway. Nearly every Ka hit here in CA, is a CHP. Sometimes, you need to ready look to find them, as they often hide themselves quite well.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck S View Post
The problem for us in Virginia (and DC) is even with a non-emitting IF, the thingy sitting on top of the dashboard is visible to everyone. My gut feeling is VSP pays more attention to out-of-state cars in this respect. I can't justify a multiple thousand stealth installation.
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Oh, I can... I've probably asked before, but where in VA, Chuck?

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Old 01-15-2019, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by windhund116 View Post
Best thing about the latest Escort 360 line, is the built-in GPS. And ability to note same area, false hits. The Valentine I had, did not have this option. The number of false hits (esp in city driving) was crazy! The darn thing would goes off continuously on some major streets.

Escort is precise on highway. Nearly every Ka hit here in CA, is a CHP. Sometimes, you need to ready look to find them, as they often hide themselves quite well.
Escort has had built-in GPS for some time. I bought the 9500IX just for that reason and then the 9500ci and then the 360ci. I'm rather fond of Escort.
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Ha just mount it in the grill and claim it is part of the cruise control/collision detection system.
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