DFR7 firmware on LRD950

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Picked up a 34.7 signal no problem with Ka Filter on, seems all is working well.

What am awesome find!!

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Picked up a 34.7 signal with Ka Filter on no problem. Kept going and found the LEO with a customer.

Everything continues to work!

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Tried it. Was 30 feet away shooting from the rear, the house would reflect the signal back to the front of the detector.. 5 mw isn't gonna over drive them at that distance. Take TSF off and it picks it right up at 30 feet.
[MENTION=10263]LinuxD[/MENTION] - Strange. My LRD950s with 1.51 fw k filter on and 1.0 DFR7 fw both filters on alert just fine to my Bushnell.

[video=youtube;R30XSw6H35I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R30XSw6H35I[/video]
 
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Will the DFR7 FW keep the LRD950 FW1.23 range/sensitivity performance? Knowing the love hate relationship the LRD950's with different firmware.
More testing is needed on all bands, but here are the results of a very brief test this afternoon with 1.23 loaded on my LRD950#1 and 1.00 DFR7 loaded on my LRD950#2 against a K-band speed sign in Richardson. Quick and dirty, and only 1 run per setting per detector. TSF was off on LRD950#2. Remember, this is only one brief test on a road that does have some traffic on it. In the future, I'd like to test by loading each fw on each LRD950. Didn't have the time or equipment for that this afternoon.

Eastbound Arapaho Richardson K-Band Speed Sign Results.JPG
 
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More testing is needed on all bands, but here are the results of a very brief test this afternoon with 1.23 loaded on my LRD950#1 and 1.00 DFR7 loaded on my LRD950#2 against a K-band speed sign in Richardson. Quick and dirty, and only 1 run per setting per detector. TSF was off on LRD950#2. Remember, this is only one brief test on a road that does have some traffic on it. In the future, I'd like to test by loading each fw on each LRD950. Didn't have the time or equipment for that this afternoon.

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Appreciate that test, even if limited. Will probably refrain from changing from 1.23 in the short run, pending testing that shows DFR7 1.00 is at least equivalent.

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More testing is needed on all bands, but here are the results of a very brief test this afternoon with 1.23 loaded on my LRD950#1 and 1.00 DFR7 loaded on my LRD950#2 against a K-band speed sign in Richardson. Quick and dirty, and only 1 run per setting per detector. TSF was off on LRD950#2. Remember, this is only one brief test on a road that does have some traffic on it. In the future, I'd like to test by loading each fw on each LRD950. Didn't have the time or equipment for that this afternoon.

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Yep, test each firmware version independent of the other, using the same detector, under the same conditions.
Looking foward to seeing the results.
 
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More testing is needed on all bands, but here are the results of a very brief test this afternoon with 1.23 loaded on my LRD950#1 and 1.00 DFR7 loaded on my LRD950#2 against a K-band speed sign in Richardson. Quick and dirty, and only 1 run per setting per detector. TSF was off on LRD950#2. Remember, this is only one brief test on a road that does have some traffic on it. In the future, I'd like to test by loading each fw on each LRD950. Didn't have the time or equipment for that this afternoon.

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[MENTION=9768]Brainstorm69[/MENTION]

Thanks for this update.
This initial test really shows LRD950's consistency in being finicky with FW's. DFR7 FW will work fine with LRD950 but the performance in range/sensitivity needs testing. LRD950's is really difficult to play with. It might be playing nice,,,,, but not fair.
 

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[MENTION=9768]Brainstorm69[/MENTION]

Thanks for this update.
This initial test really shows LRD950's consistency in being finicky with FW's. DFR7 FW will work fine with LRD950 but the performance in range/sensitivity needs testing. LRD950's is really difficult to play with. It might be playing nice,,,,, but not fair.
Respectfully, the initial test showed that two different radar detectors, each loaded with a different firmware version, had different results.
 
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In response to Brainstorm's video: The detector on the left was a lot more sensitive to the emissions of the one on the right than vice versa. Really goes to show that no LRD950 is created equal, unless that's some Ka filtering magic at work.
 
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@LinuxD - Strange. My LRD950s with 1.51 fw k filter on and 1.0 DFR7 fw both filters on alert just fine to my Bushnell.

[video=youtube;R30XSw6H35I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R30XSw6H35I[/video]
Hmmm... I am not sure what the deal is, as I had posted before they will pick up my Kustom gun fine...will recheck and see if I did something bone headed.. it's been known to happen. Thanks for checking it out !
 
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Like many others I took the plunge on the DFR7 FW on my LRD950, and coming from 1.51, I can see a huge difference on K-band. I obviously hadn't done my research on the 1.51FW in the past, and it all makes sense now why that little thing is so damn quite. Its nice to hear whats going on around me for a change haha

This is all based on about 4 hours of driving with the DFR7 firmware, where I also managed to get some action from a Laser Alley gun. Since I have ALPs x3 up front, I normally run my detectors with laser detection off -- but I forgot to turn it off in settings after factory resetting the unit. Hope the video helps others get a better idea of how compatible the DFR7 firmware is with the 950 - at least in detecting LIDAR.

PS... Don't think I was in the ticketable range on this one, but either way, its always nice to get some action on the jammers! Getting a bit better on the JTK!

[video]https://youtu.be/davXeIkNoZ4[/video]
 

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Respectfully, the initial test showed that two different radar detectors, each loaded with a different firmware version, had different results.
You'd think they were the same, but there are variations.

If beggars like me could be choosers, I'd love to see the same detector run multiple times with 950/1.23 v DFR7/1.00. (And against K band and all 3 Ka as long as I'm begging lol).
 

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You'd think they were the same, but there are variations.

If beggars like me could be choosers, I'd love to see the same detector run multiple times with 950/1.23 v DFR7/1.00. (And against K band and all 3 Ka as long as I'm begging lol).
And that is the only way firmware versions can be accurately compared against each other.
 
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I had 1.22 in the beginning and updated to 1.37 and stayed there.
Were did you get 1.37 from?
I thought it was never released.



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Had my worst (speed sign) k-band detection with the LRD950 yesterday w/1.00 and my best this morning w/1.00.

Yesterday I had Ka-band and Ka-Filter ON (don't need it), so I turned those off today. So K-band and K-Filter ON, everything else (Red Light/Speed Cam/X/Ka/Laser) OFF.

Today, picked up the 1st sign just a smidge before my M4 would always go off and the 2nd k-band sign, which is sitting around the bend of an exit off of the interstate, detected well before it's ever picked it up before. I believe that the 1st sign is severally off-axis. The M4 would always do a better job of picking up, with the Uniden falling far behind...not today.

I don't know what to make of it. It's a daily drive, I will have to see if the alerts are consistent.
 
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I just flashed mine from 1.37 to 1.00. I haven't driven much but I have noticed one change thats not related to performance. With it hardwired to a bel smart cord the alert light stays lit. With 1.37 the alert light use to flash when it would pick up a signal.
 

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I will post the videos later but as a teaser I updated my LRD950 to the DFR7 firmware and decided to test in the [MENTION=116]OpenRoad[/MENTION] stew test. It alerted 3.2 miles out a second later than the Redline in this video. Never tested my LRD950with 1.37 at the stew zone.

https://youtu.be/BrP_EJamATI

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For reference, as far as I know only the Redline ever picked up the signal that far away and it doesn't always pick it up. There was fog too.
 
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Had my worst (speed sign) k-band detection with the LRD950 yesterday w/1.00 and my best this morning w/1.00.

Yesterday I had Ka-band and Ka-Filter ON (don't need it), so I turned those off today. So K-band and K-Filter ON, everything else (Red Light/Speed Cam/X/Ka/Laser) OFF.

Today, picked up the 1st sign just a smidge before my M4 would always go off and the 2nd k-band sign, which is sitting around the bend of an exit off of the interstate, detected well before it's ever picked it up before. I believe that the 1st sign is severally off-axis. The M4 would always do a better job of picking up, with the Uniden falling far behind...not today.

I don't know what to make of it. It's a daily drive, I will have to see if the alerts are consistent.
You think traffic or weather might have had something to do with it?


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This is getting more interesting. Results has been inconsistent, highs and lows.

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You think traffic or weather might have had something to do with it?


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I have noticed it several times where in my RD's would detect common false areas farther than it used to during foggy conditions.
 

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You think traffic or weather might have had something to do with it?
Was clear weather both days. Traffic (trucks especially) always plays some role, but I've been commuting on this stretch of interstate for 20 years (I must be nuts). My RX65 & even 8500 Black (M4) would alert like clockwork at a specific location every time. The LRD950 would alert at half the distance with or without k-filter. I thought I had a clunker. But against real-world PSP k-band, the Uniden has alerted before the Bel.

I was like, what the hell are you doing alerting me this far away today? It's a daily drive, I'll just have to see what tomorrow brings at this point.
 

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