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The angled display is the only annoyance I can see with the R7.

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V1 has had that for years, it's not a problem. What is a problem for me is the controls on top of the R7 prevent you from mounting it against the headliner.
 

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Never say never, but I highly doubt it.
Take the V1 as an example, there is no “right hand drive version”.


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The angled display is the only annoyance I can see with the R7.

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I'm hoping uniden can be convinced to do a display vertical flip option in the software. That way I could mount "upside down", high up where my current RD is already, with the buttons facing down (thats fine as the detector is high), but the screen would be angled correctly and up the right way then. My mounting system would easily be adapted to mount it upside down without anything obscuring the horn too...
 

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Yes flipping in software would be great I reckon! I just don't think the RHD market is big enough for Uniden to worry about it though.

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Yes flipping in software would be great I reckon! I just don't think the RHD market is big enough for Uniden to worry about it though.

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It would definitely be a challenge however I imagine it would actually be a relatively simple thing to implement.. Hopefully we can bug them about it through the forum lol..
 

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I'm hoping uniden can be convinced to do a display vertical flip option in the software. That way I could mount "upside down", high up where my current RD is already, with the buttons facing down (thats fine as the detector is high), but the screen would be angled correctly and up the right way then. My mounting system would easily be adapted to mount it upside down without anything obscuring the horn too...
Yes that would be perfect.
 

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You mean something like JBV1 displaying arrows correctly even when the unit is mounted backwards?
 

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You mean something like JBV1 displaying arrows correctly even when the unit is mounted backwards?
I've never used JBV1, but probably.

To clarify, if you turn the R7 upside down, the screen will be angled correctly to suit a RHD car driver. However, the display information will, obviously, be also upside down. If you could select an option in the software to vertically flip the display, then you will then have a R7 with a correctly angled display which is now also up the right way. The buttons and mounting slot will be on the bottom though. People who are interested in this will likely have their RD mounted high up, so buttons on the bottom might actually be slightly advantageous. Mounting would be without obscuring the horn would be slightly more challenging, but completely doable via a number of methods. It would be super easy with my mounting set up, and there would be a bunch of other relatively simple solutions too. There could even be a cottage industry for simple custom mounts for R7's in RHD countries.

I think it would be a good way to sell a few more R7's to RHD countries, via what should be a very simple software tweak.
 

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Maybe someone would be game enough to open up their R7 and reverse the screen. From the internal photos it looks like a rectangle, so could be possible.

@SquirrelMaster could comment?


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Maybe someone would be game enough to open up their R7 and reverse the screen. From the internal photos it looks like a rectangle, so could be possible.

@SquirrelMaster could comment?


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I haven't even opened up my r7 box yet lol. Still messing with the v1.
I'll open it up and take a look. I'm thinking easiest would be to just 3d print a bezel that angles the display the other way.
I'm sure we could also flip the display but that would involve extending its data ribbon cable
 

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There's more to good detector design than meets the eye. That's why I've stuck with V1.
 

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I'm sure we could also flip the display but that would involve extending its data ribbon cable
I was referring to the internal photos you posted a while back- so not of your R7. That is where I got the idea of flipping the display- it looks simple enough, (saying this being a complete amateur when it comes to anything electronic) - but yeah agree, that ribbon will need to be longer- so it can endure the turning around I assume. Not sure if the risk will be = to the end result.
 

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I was referring to the internal photos you posted a while back- so not of your R7. That is where I got the idea of flipping the display- it looks simple enough, (saying this being a complete amateur when it comes to anything electronic) - but yeah agree, that ribbon will need to be longer- so it can endure the turning around I assume. Not sure if the risk will be = to the end result.
Well a 3d printed bezel that changes the angle would be far easier, but if rotating the OLED is the way to do it, we can design a pcb that just extend the oled cable. Think of a female to female union thingy with an extra patch of ribbon cable.

Hope that makes sense.
If it's that big an issue, I do have another idea which we can discuss elsewhere :)
 

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I've found that the OLED display is still very viewable driving RHD with the R7 mounted in the center of the screen.

Software screen flip would be good, but would still need a custom bracket, as the mounting slot would now be on the bottom side.
 

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Maybe someone would be game enough to open up their R7 and reverse the screen. From the internal photos it looks like a rectangle, so could be possible.
I like the way your brain works lol! Nice thinking :)



I haven't even opened up my r7 box yet lol. Still messing with the v1.
I'll open it up and take a look. I'm thinking easiest would be to just 3d print a bezel that angles the display the other way.
I'm sure we could also flip the display but that would involve extending its data ribbon cable
Both of these ideas sound very interesting... sound like there could be some mods for downunder R7's in the future...

Well a 3d printed bezel that changes the angle would be far easier, but if rotating the OLED is the way to do it, we can design a pcb that just extend the oled cable. Think of a female to female union thingy with an extra patch of ribbon cable.

Hope that makes sense.
If it's that big an issue, I do have another idea which we can discuss elsewhere :)
Hmmmm.. just having a look at @ShadowTrooper's R7 internal photos: Uniden R7 Pics Inside (Warning: Photographically Dense)

It does look a little tricky regarding physically flipping the screen due to a couple of things... It looks like the screen is mounted to the PCB at its base, so some sort of spacer arrangement would need to be sorted so it can be mounted upside with longer screws_plus spacer posts or something. Also, the ribbon cable attaches to the bottom surface of the PCB, so would need to be threaded through to other side between the screen and the board, before making its 180 degree rotation to the upside-down screen... All totally doable I would say, but would take a little bit of messing around.

I like your 3D printed bezel idea. The screen would no longer be able to be physically mounted to the board, but if the bezel held it securely then that would be fine. It would still need a ribbon cable extension if we're thinking about the same thing though. My assumption was that the screen would be rotated out to either square, or some other angle, around a virtual axis centred at the LH edge of the rear-facing horn...
 

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Here's an idea. An app system that allows you to run the detector in stealth mode, and the display is on a separate screen that you can mount anywhere.
 

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Here's an idea. An app system that allows you to run the detector in stealth mode, and the display is on a separate screen that you can mount anywhere.
I think the guys who opened it up said there is a potential for that happening in the future i.e. they saw the right "chips" which would make such possible.
 

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Hi Guys, I'm now releasing V2.09 which is an Australia version of the GPS database.

I've also had two requests for the new AU version from two different users but both providing the same Serial Number! One of the requests is from someone new to the forum. It makes sense if one had bought it from the other as indicated. However, that does not explain why both of them would be still be requesting the newer version for the same serial number!? The provided date code also indicates they've already got previous version 2.07 installed, which was issued to that serial number previously to the other user.

I just want to make it clear to everyone that my database is configured to only give full alerts when installed on the correct hardware. I really don't see the point in sharing the database, surely it's the full coverage you'd be after!?

I think an explanation is required!?
 

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I think the guys who opened it up said there is a potential for that happening in the future i.e. they saw the right "chips" which would make such possible.
I was being ironic, and a smartarse.
 

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I think the guys who opened it up said there is a potential for that happening in the future i.e. they saw the right "chips" which would make such possible.
There's two pads inside labeled Bluetooth TX and rx. It looks like they are getting ready for Bluetooth internal on the next detector or those pads ho out to the rj12 connector for a future dongle.
Not necessarily any Bluetooth chips or anything there.
 

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There's two pads inside labeled Bluetooth TX and rx. It looks like they are getting ready for Bluetooth internal on the next detector or those pads ho out to the rj12 connector for a future dongle.
Not necessarily any Bluetooth chips or anything there.
Ahhh ok,
I stand corrected.
Thanks.


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