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When we transferred our Valentine 1 (still the best) to our EV6 it seems to always register a signal ahead. It sounds like something in the EV6 must be triggering this? Has anyone else encountered this?
 

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The whole V1 design philosophy is “detect every single thing that’s radar and let the user decide which are police” which gets tricky when your car is constantly blasting radar in 5 directions.

I have to completely disable K band on mine for it to be even a little useful, and I haven’t even moved it to my EV6 yet.
 

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Not sure which V1 you have. The blind spot detector amongst a few other things can trigger the older V1s. I dumped my V1 because of this and have been very happy with my Uniden R7.

Valentine updated the V1 from time-to-time, I cannot speak if the newer models solved this. They do offer and upgrade/update program.
 

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Thanks all. Looks like another trade off for progress. Thanks for the input all, seems to confirm there is a conflict, but not sure there is a solution for now. Will try mounting on the If the Valentine1 is detecting the EV6‘s radar and the Uniden isn’t, one questions the Uniden’s performance.
 

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Are you saying it discriminates and silences the EV6’s radar, but still works for all police band radar frequencies and Laser? If so, Valentine should be able to do something similar.
 

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Correct, does all of that. Valentine had fallen way behind for a number of years. I finally gave up on them. I know they have a cult-like following, but Escort and Uniden have come a long way.
 

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Valentine should be able to do something similar.
Absolutely correct. But they only JUST, KIND OF, even started trying with the V1 Gen2. Up until that point, the design philosophy has always been "if it's radar, detect it, and let the user figure out whether it's a threat." They have explicitly, completely, for YEARS willfully ignored the human factors side of engineering that an alarm that never stops is completely, 100% useless.

I've kept it for the last 7 years or so because its RF performance IS, in fact, excellent, and paired with the YaV1 android app that I had permanently running in my old car for custom sweeps and GPS lockout, the false rate was acceptably low.

Now that I'll no longer be running a permanently installed android tablet to quiet it down, I'm probably going to end up getting a competitor that builds that stuff in sensibly.

Correct, does all of that. Valentine had fallen way behind for a number of years. I finally gave up on them. I know they have a cult-like following, but Escort and Uniden have come a long way.
Couldn't agree more. And since Valentine's patent on direction sensing is now expired, I don't think the V1 Gen2 has really any edge left at all, having neglected usability development for years.
 
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