R3 - Advanced - X Band - 0% same as OFF?

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  1. westwind77

    westwind77 Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    When running in 'Advanced' there is no way to turn X-band 'Off', only bring it down to 0% - is that the same as it being 'Off' when in the other modes?

    I'm assuming if you turn it 'Off' it does not waste processing power on scanning for it, just curious if that goes the same for 0% as well.

    Thanks!
     
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    I could be wrong but I believe setting X band to "off" in the menu settings disables it across the board. Even when you are in advance mode.
     
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    I'd assume the OFF acts as a processing toggle, while 0%. is a filter for alerting.
     
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    Interesting, I had not thought of it that way before. I assumed each 'mode' defaulted to whatever the settings were within that particular mode and did not bow to a hierarchy structure. It would explain why I have not received a single X-band alert in the last month or so running Advanced even though it is @ 100%.

    Where do others have their X-band set for percentage in Advanced (if no X-band where you are)?
     
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    I have X band disabled, so just ignored it's settings in advanced - left it at default 100%
     
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    You turn each band on or off separately. For Advanced mode, you just set the sensitivity level you want for each band. If that band is enabled, you get that sensitivity level. If that bad is disabled, it doesn’t exactly matter what sensitivity level it’s at in Advanced.

    If have X-band turned off. In Advanced it’s set to 100%. I am never alerted to X-band, because X-band is disabled. Should I enable it at some point in the future, then in Advanced mode it will be at 100% sensitivity. Until then it’s disabled.
     
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    There is no 0% option. It goes from 100% down to 30%. This works in Advance mode only. In Highway mode everything is full strength unless you have turned a band off. So for example, I have X band off. No matter what mode I’m in, X is always off. In Highway, my K band is 100%, in Advanced it’s set at 60%, and in City it would be the equivalent of 18% (I believe as shown elsewhere here)


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    I'm glad someone explained that....Because I was wondering how that was actually working. Thanks!
     
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    Even if you could set the sensitivity of X band to 0% (you cant) It would be a poor way to disable it. basically it would still take the time to scan threw the entire X band frequencies just at a sensitivity that would never let it go off. This would slow down your detector for nothing. Just disable X band in the menu to skip it altogether
     
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    I can confirm this, for K band at least. I was under the impression that if I turned off K band, it was only off in Advanced mode. I had just turned my R1 back on Highway mode, and noticed that I didn't get an alert when I passed a Dollar General that always sets it off.

    I made one more pass with it off, still nothing, Turned K band on, and made two more passes, and it alerted on both of them.

    This was surprising to me. I thought that if I turned a band off, it had no impact on Highway mode. Wrong.
     
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    X2. Once you turn a band off, its off. Doesn't matter what mode you are running....
     
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    X3
     
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    Dude, as I was reading the comments above yours, I was thinking I was going crazy... I'm like "Damn, I thought 30% was as low as it gets."
     
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    I had the same initial reaction. Then I went nah, that's not right it's 30%. By time I got far enough down the thread to respond @DChiJEllis already had it handled.
     
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    I wish you could turn it on/off for distinct modes (Highway/City/Advanced). I would make going into NJ a lot easier.
     
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    I addressed this in another post. It was about future ideas for V 1.34. If you could turn the bands OFF in each mode and it was independent to that mode you could in effect set up 3 different programs with a touch of a button. 1 - City -would still have cut ranges but whatever bands you want. 2- Highway - would still have max sensitivity, but whatever bands you want. 3- Advanced would be what it is right now, your personal custom setup. One or two touches and you've changed the units whole personality, I'm in Jersey, it would be perfect.
     
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