Would you still purchase the Redline today?

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I know most love the RedLine and being in the market for my first RD/LD I'm leaning that way. It seems all that it lacks compared to the rest is GPS? but I've read that using the app resolves this?

I believe that I read it is stealth/invisible? I love that, why not make all RD invisible?

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I know most love the RedLine and being in the market for my first RD/LD I'm leaning that way. It seems all that it lacks compared to the rest is GPS? but I've read that using the app resolves this?

I believe that I read it is stealth/invisible? I love that, why not make all RD invisible?

Likes?

Dislikes?

Issues?

Thank you,

Steve
Yes the Redline is an M3 platform which is stealth to radar detector detector's. All radar detectors are not stealth due to cost and because the average user wouldn't need stealth.

I loved having the Redline, but I ultimately gave it up because of all of the false alerts. Sure the Escort live app can provide GPS lockouts which will quiet it down a bit. It doesn't have a very effective Blind Spot Monitor filter.... TSR sucks against BSM's (Blind Spot Monitor). Its a top dog performer if you want all out range, but it comes at a cost. Constant K band false alerts.

Are you doing mostly city driving? Or lots of highway driving?
 
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I sold mine, It has turn into a new car/semi-truck locator. I think this is true of all M3 units. The days is coming when no matter were you live, you will have this problem. Oh!! sorry, unless you live in California. It is good for KA-band only.

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I do not think you will be happy with a RL in Athens Ga. You want a detector with very good k band filtering without using TSR, because TSR put an additional delay on k band alerts and Ga. does not use traffic sensors, so TSR is not needed. I would recommend a used Uniden LRD950 "firmware 1.37" or used escort Max or wait for the new Uniden DFR7
 
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I've owned two and sold them for the same reasons with blind spot falses. Live is helpful for locking out alerts, but after it locked out LEO's a few times, I decided to stick with other detectors like YaV1 which handled lockouts better and more safely.

If I did more highway driving, I'd keep the Redline, but now I'm running other detectors like the Stinger VIP and Radenso HD+ which offer Redline performance or better plus improved filtering.
 

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I would absolutely buy another Redline (or Magnum), but only if I could turn off K because it wasn't a threat in my area and/or if I had another detector handling that.

I love my M3 for Ka, V1 for arrows and K setup.
 

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I would. But most of my driving/riding is on remote western two lanes with little traffic. I need a unit that can sniff out I/O shots far ahead with limited traffic. It's a bit chatty in towns, but it's a trade off.
 

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I added the Redline next to my Valentine One to take advantage of the Redlines outstanding Ka range. That means I turned X and K off then segmented Ka for faster processing. I also get the benefit of spec mode so I can view frequency information.

As a single daily detector I would only use the Redline if I lived in a rural area and Ka band was my main threat. In fact both the Valentine One and Redline are for highway duty only. I use the Uniden LRD950 as my daily detector.

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I love my Redline for all out detection on the highways. I don't normally use it in town any longer and here's why.... I don't generally speed in town due to safety concerns, the detector is fairly chatting in town and here's the big one, I've had to send in the Redline three times to get solder reflowed because of the thermal cycling cracking solder joints. So now I'm out of warranty, I don't want to thermal cycle my Redline daily and have another crap out. The next time this happens, I might just open her up and try redoing some joints myself with lead based solder. Don't think this is the only detector with this issue, leadfree solder is in all electronics now.

All out highways distance detection, LOVE THE REDLINE!
 

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My driving is mixed hwy and state roads where the LEOs can hide pretty good and you don't see them until its too late. Having never owned one I'm trying to get it right the first time and not have to go through several models throwing away lots of cash in the process. Is there a way to find out what cities, counties etc. generally use? i.e. radar or laser and which band?

Thanks everybody, keep it coming please.


Steve.
 

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My driving is mixed hwy and state roads where the LEOs can hide pretty good and you don't see them until its too late. Having never owned one I'm trying to get it right the first time and not have to go through several models throwing away lots of cash in the process. Is there a way to find out what cities, counties etc. generally use? i.e. radar or laser and which band?

Thanks everybody, keep it coming please.

Steve.

[MENTION=11681]chesterdawg[/MENTION]
Yes You at the right place

https://www.rdforum.org/wiki/index.php?title=RDF_Geographical_Survey_-_Georgia


Also if you order direct from escort they will give a 30 day trail period I believe V1 also gives a 30 trail period.
 
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My driving is mixed hwy and state roads where the LEOs can hide pretty good and you don't see them until its too late. Having never owned one I'm trying to get it right the first time and not have to go through several models throwing away lots of cash in the process. Is there a way to find out what cities, counties etc. generally use? i.e. radar or laser and which band?

Thanks everybody, keep it coming please.


Steve.

Here you can find lots of useful info - https://www.rdforum.org/wiki/index.php?title=RDF_Geographical_Survey
 

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Having never owned one I'm trying to get it right the first time.
Steve.
If you want to get it right the first time then the Stinger VIP is the one, it does everything well. But at $5k it's out of my (and most others) pay grade.

So, now everything else is a compromise of performance and features until you find the sweet spot where you have acceptable protection, usable features, but haven't broken the bank.
 

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In banarea , RL hands down ...in few years with all the money saved , get a Stinger.
 

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You get a 30 day return policy for most all detectors, so order a couple up and check them out--a month with any detector and you will know if it suites your needs!

Yes I would buy another redline, its an all out beast--I love mine and my Magnum!!
 

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Sold mine years ago and went with the V1 cause of how well it did against BSM and have never looked back until a couple of weeks ago when I added the Radenso HD+ to my collection
 

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I absolutely would buy another Redline. With the exception of the $5K Stinger, it's range on Ka is unmatched. Commuting in the Indy area I do not experience many BSM false alerts when running TSR. Even with TSR on, the K band range on the RL is still significantly better than the LRD950 IMHO. Having said that, the Uniden does do a very good job filtering out BSM systems.

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Sold mine years ago and went with the V1 cause of how well it did against BSM and have never looked back until a couple of weeks ago when I added the Radenso HD+ to my collection
The HD+ is the RADENSO Pro SE RPSE REMOTE INSTALL version!! Newest Tech out there!

Don't forget the RADENSO Pro SE !!

OK I get it !! This thread is PRO ESCORT and PRO V1 .... I have both !! Great detectors btw.

BUT YOU do Have a CHOICE ... There is a newcomer on the Radar Scene ..... TOTALLY PLUG n PLAY !! This radar detector has been performing in Europe for over 10 years !

The RADENSO ( also here) is an excellent choice for you because it has almost the same Excellent off-axis detection of the REDLINE and the quieting features of the Valentine One.

With the RPSE you can set FILTERS for each band .... Since you need X BAND (many don't) you can set the filter on X Band to x3,x4,x5,x6,etc to cut out the noise on X band.

Since I don't need the XBand I set my RPSE to X9 (90% Filter out junk) i need K Band so I set it to K5 (50% filter out junk) and KA to KA0(0% filter out junk)

The RPSE is Super Long Range like the REDLINE (( See Vortex's TEST in this forum )).
also has SPEED MUTE I set mine to 35mph , so you hear one alert then SILENCE until you get over 35mph or whatever speed you choose !!

It has REDLIGHT Camera Database too.

It also has an Excellent BSM ( Blindspot Filter for new cars collision protection on K band)

TSR LOW and TSR HIGH !!

I would strongly consider the RPSE as a choice too ! Others here are upset because it has incorrect band notifications, but that does not stop a normal RD user or hinder the performance of the detection ! -- but that is only for us hardcore enthusiasts!

Good Luck and do check out the RPSE ...Hugel66 here has it. If you ask real nice he might even have a surprise for you.


Ohhhhhhhh ... I forgot the best part ..... It is super Tiny too !!! Disappears from view if you get a mirror mount like I did for my GF. She has an infiniti G37 and you CANNOT see it from outside. Great theft deterrent !!

benzr

Occassionally I too run the REDLINE (RL) on KA only ---- (Laser off K off x off segment 2,5,8)

I let the Valentine One (V1 w Android app YAV1) handle the K alerts, Lazer alerts, and run the ALPs for Parking and Collision protection.

I run ATL often!

benzr
 
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This will echo what others have already said, but if I lived somewhere where I could turn K-band off, I wouldn't think twice about purchasing a Redline. The Escort Redline, Beltronics Magnum, and the Radenso Pro/Pro SE are the range top dogs when it comes to windshield mount detectors right now.

I bought a Redline in 2009 and it never let me down in performance. But after a few years I grew annoyed with the stationary K-band falses from off-axis automatic door opens in town and on my daily work commute so I bought Escort Live to try and lockout those falses. Unfortunately Escort Live can only lockout a single signal at a time (something they don't advertise), which for me meant it could never actually mute all the various falses I encounter (there's rarely just a single source). So I bought a Beltronics STiR-Plus so I could have the M3 horn but GPS based lockouts that actually work, and for a few more years my radar based life was nice and quiet. But then the landscape changed as more and more auto manufactures started including radar based assistance systems (BSM/CAS/ACC) that cause both the Redline and STiR-Plus to not only frequently false, but false with no ramp-up, just a sudden, screaming, full-tilt alert as you're approaching a car with these systems.

I happened to purchase a V1 about 2 years ago so I could mess around with their software development kit and a popular app called YaV1. About a year later they released something called TMF2 (later rebranded as Junk-K Fighter) that IMO is as good as it currently gets for filtering these car based radar falses. Many members have also praised the quietness of the Magnum, and the filtering options of the Radenso's and Unidens, over the Redline.

So I suppose the point of my story is that raw performance may not be as important as it used to be. I think the current environment requires a balance of performance and filtering, at least if K-band is a concern. In my book that leaves the V1 with app based GPS lockouts (YaV1/V1Driver), the discontinued Uniden LRD950 or it's DFR7 replacement, or the Radenso Pro/Pro SE once the "any day now" firmware update is released that fixes GPS lockouts. I'll also mention the Max/Max2 as decent jack of all trades, pricey master of none (well, it's actually quick to alert to I/O and the latest firmware updates helped with BSM's, but it's almost always mid-pack in the range tests, which is still almost always adequate for a save).

Also many members in GA have shown laser to be a very significant threat. A radar detector alone won't protect you from those threats, so I'd recommend taking a look at ALP's if you haven't already.
 
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I'm going to agree with a lot of the other comments. I love my Redline but......I only use it on highway trips. A detector choice should be largely dependent on your driving environment. To answer your question; Yes, I'd still purchase my Redline again today without hesitation but I'm glad I have other detectors for urban driving.
 

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I don't think I could drive with out an M3. Proven performance and consistency. K band can be chatty but TSR can help.

Though I primarily use my V1 for daily use since it has YaV1 app that provides better filtering than Escort Live.
But I'll definitely flick on the RedLine when I need a little extra warning.

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