Yes, I am also a fan of Mikes, and have spoken with him when I had problems / upgrades in the past. He is truly the "radar detector god". For me, I just like the simplicity of one unit with almost as much sensitivity (plus ability to easily turn of X for falsing) for my motorcycle. If I was buying a standard detector for my car (I currently switch the 8500 over), I would buy a V1. The radar screamer rocks! It is the (IMO) best solution. For an alert to work, it needs to be immediate and get your attention as soon as the alert occurs. The screamer does this. I am not sure the H.A.R.D. system would be as immediate.