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    Variable Bitrate drait's Avatar
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    You may want to look into LaserVeil and also some of the laser jammers, which apparently aren't illegal like radar jammers are.

    http://www.laserveil.com
    http://www.blinder.net/

    EDIT: Apparently laser jammers are illegal to buy, own, and operate in CA, UT, and MN). Bah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drait
    Still waiting on word from Jim regarding the S1 interface and/or cable.
    I have a couple of ideas in the works, but I've been busy the last couple of days. Here's what I'm working on:
    I think the issue is that in some cases the Valentine can't pull the voltage down enough on the base of the transistor to turn it on fully, and it really needs to be on all the way, since 5V is pushing it for RS232 in the first place.
    So, here's what I'm thinking:
    -I'll try adding a resistor between the V1 and the transistor base, and then add another resistor between the base of the transistor and ground. That way, the transistor is always "on" until it gets a high pulse from the V1 to turn it "off". This might be the way to go.
    -Instead of the PNP, maybe I'll try using an NPN. I would supply the 5V to the RX pin of the DB9 all the time, until the high from the V1 turns the transistor on and shorts it to ground.


    OK, about police laser (I had to put in my 2 cents of course ):

    Of course, for the best protection a laser jammer is your best bet.
    Short of buying a laser jammer though, the V1 offers the best protection you can get against laser. In tests, it consistently out performs everything else in sensitivity and field of view. Detection of laser in most cases is kind of useless bacause once your detector alerts, the cop already has a speed reading. However, there are a couple of exceptions.

    If you're lucky, the V1 will alert you when a vehicle ahead is targeted. Tests have shown that this is possible with the V1. Couple the V1 with VEIL, and it is likely the cop won't get a speed reading on the first hit, but the V1 will alert, giving you time to hit the brakes before he fires again at closer range.

    Jim

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    Well, just keep us updated when you have the time Jim. The work you put into it is highly appreciated

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    The LaserVeil folks did a side-by-side review of the Beltronics RX65 Pro Rev 3.6, the Escort 8500 X50 - Rev 5, and the Valentine One v3.8.18 /w POP2 (aka: V1.8).

    http://www.laserveil.com/en/ultimate...5/introduction

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    Just a thought - could the cabling issue (where Jim's works, but drait's doesn't) be related to the different versions of the V1?

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    I thought about that too, as I don't have the latest revision of the V1, but according to the programming guide on V1's site, there doesn't appear to be any programmable output functions, just different radar selections and whatnot.

    But as far as I know, the Concealed Display works with all versions of the V1 and hasn't changed at all since inception, so I'm thinking the data that the V1 sends out hasn't changed either.

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    Gotcha..

    I just got mine from V1, so it should be the latest version. Not that the version matters then, in theory, since as you said the remote display works with all versions. I attempted to find some form of version identification on the V1, but nothing struck me as particularly informative..

    Would it make sense to contact V1 for input? Just throwing out some ideas..

    Not being an electrical genius I'm not sure how effective I'll be, but I'll contribute to this effort in any way I can. Is there anything I can do..? Attempt to fabricate a cable..? Anything at all..? (Aside from shutting my pie-hole )

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    I see Mike Valentine once in awhile on a couple of the Porsche boards. Maybe someone can drop him a link over to this project. He might help or hell maybe even start selling such a cable.

    Then again he might want to steer clear of it all together. (e.g. users blowing up their V1)

    Any thoughts?

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    hey this sounds really sweet just a quick q.

    would i be able to mute the sounds on the v1 via my remote like I do when I hit the button on the v1 remote i have? THat would be ill!

    Thanks a lot!

    Tay
    Peep MY TYTE WHIP yo! It's got too many ill mods to list!

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    I believe Jim will be adding that as a feature to his software in the next version, once the connectivity issue gets resolved.

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