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Thread: Radar Detectors in 2019

  1. Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    I got hit with laser back in 2011 by a city cop. My 8500 x50 rang out but it was too late. A few years later I replaced it with a V1 but even with the latest software it gave a ton of false lasers. If I remember right Volvo tail lights and Subaru front sensors were the primary culprits.
    My V1 gets frequent false Laser alarms, but I have been actually lasered once or twice. Audis and some newer Volvos with the cruise control and distance sensors set it off all the time. I did disable K band because none of the police use it around me, and I was getting too many false positives.

    I have a V1 in my Z3 and my newest is in my ZHP. Got a Legacy GT wagon early this year and I opted not to get one for it.

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    Uniden just updated the firmware for the R1/R3 to have similar function as the R7, K Block which essentially removes falses from Acura/Honda blind-spot monitoring systems. I used to run my K band at 15% (still ridiculous sensitivity) which was still giving me notice of K band guns far enough in advance of a police's "kill zone", not that you should be doing overly naughty speeds but it game me enough time to just to look down, speed check, and adjust accordingly. The 15% setting also kept it 95% silent from K band falses.

    Now with the new K Block, I've been running K band at 70% power and it's been 100% silent within 60 miles of city/suburb driving. Vancouver introduced new "green light" speed cameras this summer at specific intersections that already had red-light cameras in use. The database has been updated July 4th to include those. My friend was speeding a bit much coming up to one of those newly radared intersections and now his R3 warned him that there was "speed and red light camera ahead" and that "you are exceeding the speed" for that camera which is great that Uniden continues to stay on top of GPS database updates.

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    I have the same radar. Could you tell me anything about whatís necessary to do this update? Or a link?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rovert View Post
    Uniden just updated the firmware for the R1/R3 to have similar function as the R7, K Block which essentially removes falses from Acura/Honda blind-spot monitoring systems. I used to run my K band at 15% (still ridiculous sensitivity) which was still giving me notice of K band guns far enough in advance of a police's "kill zone", not that you should be doing overly naughty speeds but it game me enough time to just to look down, speed check, and adjust accordingly. The 15% setting also kept it 95% silent from K band falses.

    Now with the new K Block, I've been running K band at 70% power and it's been 100% silent within 60 miles of city/suburb driving. Vancouver introduced new "green light" speed cameras this summer at specific intersections that already had red-light cameras in use. The database has been updated July 4th to include those. My friend was speeding a bit much coming up to one of those newly radared intersections and now his R3 warned him that there was "speed and red light camera ahead" and that "you are exceeding the speed" for that camera which is great that Uniden continues to stay on top of GPS database updates.

    This is excellent! I was seriously debating between that and the Pro-M w/the Pro-M offering really good K-Band filtering. I plan on running my detector at full sensitivity at all times. I don’t speed “a little”. I curse loudly at the communists that implemented a speed limit, then drive at speeds that could probably put me into jail. I need to upgrade my radar detector...

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    https://youtu.be/Sr6B5NclhcI

    Check that video to give you a better idea of differences knowing that the review is a year old and either detector could have been improved like the R3 improves via software.

    I think the Radenso Pro M is still $450 at this time while you can get an R3 for under $300.

    After driving far more Iím still getting very mild level K-band falses from BSMs which Iím trying to work out and learn. Iíve switched K band from 70% to 50% so Iíll see how that goes knowing that even at 50%, a legit K band gun will easily be found and alerted far ahead of time to check my speed.

    I donít speed that much because we get our vehicle impounded for 7 days along with financial consequences with fines and insurance. It only takes going 25MPH over our speed limit for that garbage to happen. LOL. I also donít expect any detector to save me all the time. Continue to use your common sense, be respectful and you should be fine with those extra layers of protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rovert View Post
    https://youtu.be/Sr6B5NclhcI

    Check that video to give you a better idea of differences knowing that the review is a year old and either detector could have been improved like the R3 improves via software.

    I think the Radenso Pro M is still $450 at this time while you can get an R3 for under $300.

    After driving far more I’m still getting very mild level K-band falses from BSMs which I’m trying to work out and learn. I’ve switched K band from 70% to 50% so I’ll see how that goes knowing that even at 50%, a legit K band gun will easily be found and alerted far ahead of time to check my speed.

    I don’t speed that much because we get our vehicle impounded for 7 days along with financial consequences with fines and insurance. It only takes going 25MPH over our speed limit for that garbage to happen. LOL. I also don’t expect any detector to save me all the time. Continue to use your common sense, be respectful and you should be fine with those extra layers of protection.
    Ya; i've checked all the reviews and was pretty dead set on the Radenso Pro M. I'll see what reviews say about the new firmware. I miss my escort 9500ix. It's still the best detector I've ever used/owned.

    I also wish built-in setups weren't so stupid expensive.

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    Radenso, at SEMA, has now shown a way they can differentiate signals detected without the aid of GPS for remembering what needs to be ignored at any given location. Looks like we could have a system on the market next year that will actually be ZERO BSM false using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Pricing should be similar to premium detectors. Pretty crazy stuff that we as consumers get to benefit from.



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    I've been following that stuff over on RDF. Looks great and I'm surprised hasn't been done already instead of the age old sense, attempt to filter, notify.

    I only wish they had an estimated release date. I'm getting tired of the constant falses from my V1 and was thinking about an R7 for the range, arrows, updates, and ability to customize if there are some black friday deals. That can hold me over until Radenso gets the new model up and running and then can go to my wife
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    This is pretty cool stuff.
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