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Category: Valentine One

Escort MaxCam 360c Long Range Testing

Yesterday I went out to do some testing with the new MaxCam 360c. Escort says it performs better than the Max 360c, but not quite as good as the Redline 360c, so I was curious to test and verify. Additionally I was curious if we finally have a radar detector / dashcam combo unit that, …

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Radenso DS1 Testing vs. 33.8, 34.7, & 35.5

Radenso DS1 on the red barn course 35.5

So after posting my initial test results with the Radenso DS1 where it did great, people had a bunch of questions and I did too. Was its performance a fluke? Does it perform well on all bands? What if it only did well on that last course? Did traffic give the DS1 an unfair win? Are the …

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Radar Detection Testing Around a Bend

Around the Bend Test Course Map

This weekend I set out to test a bunch of radar detectors in a very difficult situation we encounter up here in Washington: officers hiding behind a bend shoot radar with trees blocking long range detection. The test course we set up was very challenging and helped separate higher end detectors from the weaker detectors.

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V1 Gen2 Firmware 4.1025: Reduced False Alerts

Valentine One Gen2

Valentine just released a small update to the Valentine 1 Gen2, firmware 4.1025. This May 2021 update introduces one small fix: “Enhanced suppression of false alerts when in close proximity to traffic radar.”

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V1 Gen2 Firmware 4.1023: BSM Fixes

Valentine One Gen2

Valentine Research has just released firmware 4.1023 for the V1 Gen2. This update features a number of helpful changes, especially a BSM filtering update to fix the increased BSM falses introduced with the previous update, 4.1021. Here’s the list of changes included with this latest mid-December 2020 upgrade: Suppression of Blind-Spot (also called Lane-Change) radars …

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Valentine 1 Gen2 Firmware 4.1021

V1 Gen2 4.1021 Update Info

Valentine Research just released firmware 4.1021 for the Valentine 1 Gen2, bringing several important improvements to the V1. Warning: Be careful with this latest update. BSM falsing has gotten quite a bit worse with 4.1021 so I’d recommend holding off on this update for the time being. Update Dec. 16: Firmware 4.1023 has been released …

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FullColorDefense V1 Gen2 Thin Concealed Display

V1Gen2 and FCD all LEDs on

FullColorDefense now has their thin V1 Gen2 concealed displays available for pre-order. Let’s take a closer look at the new thin concealed display (CD) and how it compares to the stock CD.

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Escort Redline 360c 1.3 and Max 3 Testing

Redline 360c detecting 33.8 ahead

After testing the brand new Escort Redline 360c last month, we discovered a bunch of critical issues. Fortunately Escort has since released firmware 1.3 which helped resolve most all the problems that we saw in initial testing. Now that the detector is working properly, I headed back out to retest the Redline 360c. With the new …

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Escort Redline 360c Radar Detector Testing

Redline 360c, O, EX, Max 360c, V1 Gen2, R7, Pro M

Time to test out the brand new $749 Escort Redline 360c. Escort claims it offers “noticeably” better performance than the Uniden R7 and Valentine 1 Gen2, longer range than the Max 360c, and 2x the range of the Redline EX. How good is the new RL360c in practice? Time to run it head-to-head against the …

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Valentine 1 Gen2: Under the Hood

V1 Gen2 Parts laid out

The new Valentine 1 Gen2 is based on a completely new underlying platform than the Gen1 so let’s pop the hood, take the detector apart, and take a closer look at what’s inside. 🙂 Note: All the photos are available in high res so click on any image to zoom in and take a closer …

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