Would the R3 be a good detector for Europe?

Discussion in 'International' started by Cooluser23, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Cooluser23

    Cooluser23 PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    Since the Escort EX seems to be a dud, I'm thinking of switching brands from my previous Escort Redline to the Uniden R3.*
    Anybody have experience with it in Europe?

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    * Please be patient with me, as I just learned of the Uniden's existance today. For years it has just been V1 and Escort for me.
     
  2. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater Advanced User Premium Member

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    It depends where you drive Europe
    A Cheetah fixed camera database is a plus
    If you're country uses Ka the R3 would be good for that
    If they use frequency modulated K
    Mrcd/MRCT the R3 would not pick that up like a Redline Pro A
     
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  3. Vortex

    Vortex Making Videos Administrator Premium Member

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    Personally I wouldn't consider the Redline EX a dud. Less range than the original Redline, sure, but with the improved BSM filtering, new display, autolockouts, Bluetooth, and support for the international radar guns you're likely to encounter, it should be a very viable option.

    What countries do you plan on driving in? Do you encounter the MRCD, MRCT, etc.?
     
  4. Cooluser23

    Cooluser23 PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    Haven't been using Cheetah, but I've used the paid http://www.camsam.com/ app (btw. does that app work in the States? If so, how well?), Escort Live (was useless 3 years ago, as nobody in my area used it. No clue if it since improved.), Waze (nobody seemed to use it 3 years ago. I may have since improved. The Gumball rally guys I talked to said they relied heavily, and most people soley on it. I therefore may try it again some time. I just hate that Waze uses up so much (roaming) data for a map I don't really need.)
    In Austria there is a lot of 33.4Ka fixed boxes. (they make things interesting by having the boxes shoot from behind with a photo of the license plate. Many of the boxes are hollow shells, which are fake. I heard rumors, that they sometimes interchange the guts, between fakes, to make it live ones.)
    Most cops in Austria shoot laser, and either an assistant cop writes down the license plate, and mails you a ticket. Or they pull people over on the spot. (which is cheaper, as they give you a written "warning", which costs around €30-€50)
    I don't know about K, as I turned it off on my Redline, as the "falses" got really annoying. On the freeways there are Truck Toll sensors at regular intervals, most of which send out a K band signal.
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    I don't know much about the low frequency mrcd ones, or the Redline Pro A. I can tell you that my original Redline had maybe a few car lengths warning of the fixed radar boxes that shoot from the rear.
    [​IMG] This one is a fake one with a picture of a camera.


     
  5. nano

    nano Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    @Cooluser23
    I would prefer a Genevo over a Uniden in Europe!
     
  6. Cooluser23

    Cooluser23 PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    I saw that detector on the Escorteurope web page. The problem is that I cannot find any information about it and it's a brand I have never heard of, compared to the years of experience with V1, Escort Products, and a toy made by Uniden in the late '80's/early 90's my dad bought somewhere. (the ancient Uniden falsed so much we abandoned it.)

    The problem with the Genevo is that I have absolutely no reference on it. Does it compare to an Escort, V1, or does it have Cobra like (lack of) range?
    Any brave American Enthusiasts wanna try them out?

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    @nano . I see you're from Austria. Are there any enthusiasts meets there? I'm often in Vienna, we could arrange a gettogether.
     
  7. nvrplzd

    nvrplzd So fast! Beginner User Premium Member

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    Genevo/Radenso are VERY close to each other if you want something for comparison's sake.
     
  8. Cooluser23

    Cooluser23 PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    Could you elaborate on that a bit?
    Are they owned by the same people? If so, why is there such a huge price gap between the Radenso and the Genevo?
     
  9. nvrplzd

    nvrplzd So fast! Beginner User Premium Member

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    From what I know to be true, Radenso is the North American version of Genevo. Genevo is just set for the European marketplace.

    As for the price difference, I do not know honestly.
     
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  10. syrinx

    syrinx PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    That's why I would choose an Uniden R1/R3: Radenso is not performing as the Uniden in the USA.
     
  11. Harold

    Harold PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    Uniden doens't work on MRCT/MRCD, so in most European countries Uniden doens't work.
     
  12. radarjimmy

    radarjimmy Learning to Drive General User

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    Been looking through a couple threads and understand no MRCD support on the R3. Does anyone have input on the possibility of it gaining such ability? I currently have to run a Pro A for MRCD alongside an LRD950 for K-band - fully understand the risks, I know, not ideal. Trying to find an all-in detector that performs on par with the R3, but not an RLEX.
     
  13. nano

    nano Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Genevo is very long now in the business and did a little David vs. Goliath play here in Europe against Escort. Nowadays no vendors sell Escort anymore, because the company clearly missed to adopt their detectors to the European needs. Brands like Genevo or Shadow Stealth offer the better package than Escort or Valentine.

    I also do not think that Uniden is capable to "activate" MRCD detection on their current platform via software. It was proven many times that MRCD needs special hardware and smart software to find a good solution between filtering and detection.