Uniden is Back in the Radar Detector Business!!!

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Signs in business that a product is being discontinued or dumped is huge discounts over 50% off. Thinking the 950 was being sold from $400 to $25 among all the outher crazy prices on these would imply some are dumping the product line.

I too hope its not true, so far the Uniden seems to be a good contender for price.



Thank you for clarifying, that makes more sense. I do hope they stay around, deep discounts are usually a big warning sign.
Uniden just added the 350, 550 and 850, not too long after the 450, 750 and 950 came out. They are all listed on their website currently. I don't think they are abandoning their detector lineup just yet.
 

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No argument, just not up on the new Uniden products. Someone posted they got one for $27 when the thing lists for like $400 i believe, doesn't sound like a product staying around.

And on a serious note our Admin that does the forum programming and sections is ill and has not been able to get on, so not sure what to do if we are going to bash RDF for not having a section for a product that's being given away and a sick admin.

Maybe if we got more donations we could pay for a full time programmer so we could provide everything in a timely fashion rather than utilize people that volunteer tons of time with no pay.

Just saying.
This is kinda what I'm talking about. No offense but just because a company has a sell does not mean it's less of a product. Also just because someone asks for something he should not be hit up for money. I'm sorry if you don't have enough revenue and I can understand that but to hit me up for money because I asked is in poor taste.
 

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And just for clarification, the Uniden RD I got for $27 was the LRD450 - what was their bottom of the line (although I guess that's technically the LRD350 now). And that was only because Amazon screwed up on another order of mine and therefore gave me a $15 credit, which I applied in addition to the lightning sale price that Amazon was running for a very short period of time (hours) for $40, a discount of $10 off Amazon's regular price of $50 for the LRD450.
 

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This is my opinion of what is happening to this forum. Again, it's just an opinion and not directed at any particular individual.

This forum is becoming more and more like Roy's...the one we tried to escape when this site was created. It is heavily moderated and controlled by Belscort fanbois. Fanbois who also moderate the Escort forums and/or are given free products to..*cough* .beta test Belscort products. And here is ,(again not targeting anyone in particular), my opinion of how things have been going around here.

Stinger - smacks the M3 around and makes it look like an M2. Members cry out that it is 3k + and the Redline performs almost as good as the Stinger They yell that there is no sense in paying that much for a detector, ( I mean the M3 is almost as good - right?), and Stinger will never make money until they bring their prices down.

Uniden - performs around 90-95% as well as an M3 and can be purchased at <$200.00. Members cry out that the detector leaks badly, ( no solid proof on this so far), and charges way too little, therefore "cheapening" the product. They say Uniden will never make money until they change their business modrl and increase their prices. Huh? They also claim that it is not worthy since it doesn't beat the M3 on all bands.

Radenso - performs similar to the Unidens since they use a similar board but charges $400.00 Members are ecstatic! A detector performs @90-95% of the M3's and cost the same price. They can now say..."Yeah, it still isn't as good as an M3 and costs the same...why not just buy an M3?". Oh, remember the leakge complaints about the Uniden? Since the Uniden shares a similar antenna as the Radenso I would think it would have similar complaints but...it has never been brought up.

So, there you have it...my thoughts on on how things are going around here,. Right or wrong, they are my opinions. I hope this doesn't get, yet another, Uniden thread on this forum locked and closed.
 
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This is my opinion of what is happening to this forum. Again, it's just an opinion and not directed at any particular individual.

This forum is becoming more and more like Roy's...the one we tried to escape when this site was created. It is heavily moderated and controlled by Belscort fanbois. Fanbois who also moderate the Escort forums and/or are given free products to..*cough* .beta test Belscort products. And here is ,(again not targeting anyone in particular), my opinion of how things have been going around here.
That's so interesting to see from your perspective. There's some issues in creating new sections of the forum right now and even though we're in agreement that a Uniden section is badly needed, we literally CAN'T right now, even though we want to. A Radenso section might be a good idea now too. :)

Stinger - smacks the M3 around and makes it look like an M2. Members cry out that it is 3k + and the Redline performs almost as good as the Stinger They yell that there is no sense in paying that much for a detector, ( I mean the M3 is almost as good - right?), and Stinger will never make money until they bring their prices down.
People are buying them anyways despite the obvious price complaints, are they not? It's interesting to see this all unfold.

Uniden - performs around 90-95% as well as an M3 and can be purchased at <$200.00. Members cry out that the detector leaks badly, ( no solid proof on this so far), and charges way too little, therefore "cheapening" the product. They say Uniden will never make money until they change their business modrl and increase their prices. Huh? They also claim that it is not worthy since it doesn't beat the M3 on all bands.
Yeah, I've seen it false a V1 and a Plus, but I don't think I saved the dashcam footage of that. No matter though. It's easy enough for anyone to test and replicate.

As for the price, yeah it's weird to see things going all over the place. This detector is a bit of an oddball, both in terms of price and customer service. I don't know if anyone here is totally certain on why things are so wonky with those units.

Radenso - performs similar to the Unidens since they use a similar board but charges $400.00 Members are ecstatic! A detector performs @90-95% of the M3's and cost the same price. They can now say..."Yeah, it still isn't as good as an M3 and costs the same...why not just buy an M3?". Oh, remember the leakge complaints about the Uniden? Since the Uniden shares a similar antenna as the Radenso I would think it would have similar complaints but...it has never been brought up.
That's a great point! I'm glad you brought that up. :) More to test!!

A big point of the Radenso, IMHO, is not just its performance, but also the fact that the company is listening to us enthusiasts. Look what happened when YaV1 and ALP did that. It's going great for Stinger too. Look how much we plead with Escort to get things done, whether it's with the Max or with Live and it doesn't get done! What an exercise in frustration. Even Valentine is slow to evolve at this point too. Radenso is like a breath of fresh air, for their development and implementation of enthusiast requested features as they evolve and improve, while they show promise to be another high end detector. THAT is the interesting part, not just the whole range thing.

Range is important, but there's SO much more to the puzzle than that...

So, there you have it...my thoughts on on how things are going around here,. Right or wrong, they are my opinions. I hope this don't get, yet another, Uniden thread on this forum locked and closed.
No problemo. Thanks for sharing your perspective! :cheers:
 

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I been a Escort user for a long time, but getting ready to jump over to a new manufactor. Have had my ALP's now for 8 months and been very happy with there support. Been very unhappy with my Max false KA 33.675 alerts and BSM filtering. Went with it instead of the RL because I was willing to give up some range for better filtering, which it has fail in.
 

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This is my opinion of what is happening to this forum. Again, it's just an opinion and not directed at any particular individual.

This forum is becoming more and more like Roy's...the one we tried to escape when this site was created. It is heavily moderated and controlled by Belscort fanbois. Fanbois who also moderate the Escort forums and/or are given free products to..*cough* .beta test Belscort products. And here is ,(again not targeting anyone in particular), my opinion of how things have been going around here.

So, there you have it...my thoughts on on how things are going around here,. Right or wrong, they are my opinions. I hope this doesn't get, yet another, Uniden thread on this forum locked and closed.
Fanbois have the run of this place. I just bought a bunch of equipment to do my own testing. I have a nice list of BSM that falses or not falses redline, Uniden, and V1's but I really don't want to bother with it here.
I am done with sharing info, since most here just want to cheerlead for escort. You forgot to add how bad Unidens customer service is, which is a common comment here from people that have never used Unidens customer service.
 

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I just bought a bunch of equipment to do my own testing. I have a nice list of BSM that falses or not falses redline, Uniden, and V1's
What have you found?
 

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This is kinda what I'm talking about. No offense but just because a company has a sell does not mean it's less of a product. Also just because someone asks for something he should not be hit up for money. I'm sorry if you don't have enough revenue and I can understand that but to hit me up for money because I asked is in poor taste.
Wow, just wow. Offense taken.
 

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I admire how passionate a group we have here. Sometimes that passion can lead to misunderstanding and then fueding.

I sense tension due to delay in getting the Uniden section. I feel some see the delay as unfair treatment because of the name,price,not being an established top dog etc.
That's the misunderstanding. Uniden will get their section, lets all remain patient until then.
 

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It's not the lack of the Uniden section for me. It's the my detector is best crowd here. I though this was a place to share information. I originally signed up here because of the BSM false problem I was having. I really don't care who wins the race by a few feet but that seems to be what is important here. Now there is too much Uniden bashing for me. I am tired of it all.
 

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There's a lot of people excited about the Uniden here too. Range is important but there is much more to it as you said. Those detectors offer a lot of performance for the $$. It may be one of the first times when you don't have to give up significant levels of performance when going for a cheaper product and that definitely runs counter to what has been, up to now, conventional thinking. The more people we have sharing about the benefits and the more we understand the details of the detector, the better.
 

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Wow, just wow. Offense taken.
Look, I did not start the first post to offend you. As I have said before I don't think Uniden is getting a fair shake. I'm going to move on from this because I don't think it's productive and it only hurts everyone. I ask you to do the same so we can bury the hatchet. We are all here for positive reasons not negative ones.
 

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I have ran Whistler (back in the olden days SE1/2/3), I have run Escort (old Passport's), I have ran Bel (s7), and now I am running Uniden LRD950. For a LONG time, you bought a radar detector, used it and only dealt with the vendor if it BROKE.

Then the trend changed some with the concept of "tune ups" where the vendors made some extra $$'s from people who wanted to keep their detectors in tip/top shape. Realize that Joe consumer is NOT taking advantage of this, ony the enthusiests who are the 1%'ers for most of these consumer oriented products.

Then the world evolved into SMART detectors via Live/YaV1/firmware/db updates, etc over the last few years. This significantly shifted the customer service burden on the manufacturers. Before it either worked or it didn't, now it is how well does it work and thru sw can they make it work even better.

NO ONE wants to feel like they made a poor buying decision, especially when some of these detectors are $300+ dollars. I understand the "rationalization" that happens for trying to "support" your particular choice. All products have pro's, all products have cons. In some cases the cons may be with the product itself, or with the company that builds/supports it.

The performance data is the data. While we all know there are things can affect the testing, unless you are willing to spend your $$/time/etc. to do your own testing for the community, it is the data that we have to make decisions on. I appreciate all of the hard work that HC, Vortex, and others contribute to this community to give us as "factual" of data as possible with the performance testing.

Everyone has their own weighting system to determine which things are most important to them. As others have said, Range is just one "feature" of a detector. For some it is their #1 decision criteria, for others it maybe #3 or #4.

There are reasons that people made the choices that they did in selecting their detector, how ever many days or years ago it occurred. The world of radar detectors evolves, and what may have been #1 rated range 4 years ago, maybe middle of the road today. Or a performance level that used to cost $400 dollars 4 years ago, may be achievable for $200 today.

Let's try and keep things to fact based discussions, and realize everyone has their own opinions and points of view and no one's opinion is more right/wrong than anyone elses.

I bought a Uniden based on the performance knowing that the support maybe suspect. That was my choice based on the relatively low cost (for my personal situation) compared to the improved performance and K filtering it offered over my S7. For me that was the right decision, for others it may not be.
 
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It's not the lack of the Uniden section for me. It's the my detector is best crowd here. I though this was a place to share information. I originally signed up here because of the BSM false problem I was having. I really don't care who wins the race by a few feet but that seems to be what is important here. Now there is too much Uniden bashing for me. I am tired of it all.
That's the hard part with ALL forums, there will always be so much focus on the smallest advantage. You should see the firearms forums about different guns. lol Don't even get into what bullet is best. :p I wont even touch most car forums. lol

You should have seen it back in the day when it was all V1 V1, its not about what has 5% better range than the outher. Its about what RD is best for the individuals needs. The 5% discussions should really be in the Advanced sections.
 

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It's not the lack of the Uniden section for me. It's the my detector is best crowd here. I though this was a place to share information. I originally signed up here because of the BSM false problem I was having. I really don't care who wins the race by a few feet but that seems to be what is important here. Now there is too much Uniden bashing for me. I am tired of it all.
I think this is how a bunch of us feel but it's where you stand with something new. Let's just hope for the positive and that Uniden continues to put out a good product.
 

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