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Sadly however, the latest Uniden 1.37 gps database is already out of date, and is not regularly updated by Uniden New Zealand.
The latest Uniden R7 and R3 ship with database v1.38, meaning the R7 has already been updated since it's release just a few months ago.

No idea what the difference between .37 and .38 though.

there is only one retailer on Trademe which is authorised to sell (Uniden) detectors...
Authorised by who? Sorry if this has been covered - n00b here.

The video certainly shows some differences between 1.37 and 2.12.
 

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We're only quoting what the actual Valentine website says. They don't have any repair agents outside of the USA. Again, if someone can point us to an NZ based repairer that can look after V1s, please do so. We get calls every few days from people that don't want to send their detector overseas and if we can help, we'd rather give them hope and help.



No arguments here. Most radar detectors "work". Some even have GPS and are user-updateable via USB or even Wifi.



Great! Please share! When the laser jammer law got "quietly slipped in" way back when, we actually called the Minister's office trying to get clarification. It was such a small change to the legislation that even the Transport Minister's people weren't 100% sure what had happened or what the consequences were. It took a week or so before we got any sort of clarity (in writing at the time) but that was years ago. Could the penalty have changed? Could we be out by a few dollars and demerits? Thanks in advance for sharing!
I've only needed a "repair agent" once, when an older V1 went out of tune. It was replaced by VR with a new unit with a different tuning method that eliminated heat affecting the tune. It was returned in two weeks.
No other V1 I've had has had a problem in 30 years of using them. That's called reliability.
They don't need updates in the way other brands do. Which is mainly to remedy poor design or production.
Bagging a competing brand is never a good look.

Interfering with vehicle speed surveillance equipment Road Transport Act 1998 Part 3 Section 16B subsections a and b.
Penalties - Road Transport Act 1998 Part 5 Section 55 subsection 1b. A fine not exceeding $5000.
So, I don't know where you got your info, but these are the facts from 1998.
 

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They don't need updates in the way other brands do. Which is mainly to remedy poor design or production.
Bagging a competing brand is never a good look.
Someone's bagging competing brands right there, no? :cawg:

I'm not a radar brand, and so "Valentine" is not a competitor.

I don't get it - why the hostility? :sotw:

Is this how you welcome all the new folks here Lou? Plenty would misunderstand your passion and enthusiasm.
 

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The latest Uniden R7 and R3 ship with database v1.38, meaning the R7 has already been updated since it's release just a few months ago.
Well it's a shame Uniden New Zealand are not supporting all those people that already bought their detectors then isn't it!? @Aucklandradar have you had your R7 NZ updated?

Uniden has not publically released 1.38. Most people don't even know it yet exists. Most people who buy direct from a retailer in New Zealand are also not prepared to keep having to return their detectors just so they can have them updated everytime a new gps version comes out! Also what happens if you bought a 'new' detector, but it happened to be from an older stock.

What about the R3 NZ firmware updates? I'm supporting the R3 with the better and more recent firmware that includes the new 'dark mode' and other features. This also includes the the bug fix for the over speed alert / user mark conflict.

My gps database is also uniquely digitally encrpyted and customised during the build for each single and unique detector. Serial number encryption also provides added security, allowing stolen detectors to be traced and matched back to their owner, should one ever turn up down the track. This is therefore another added security benefit that I built in, as well as preventing my database from being available for general release. My databases are also built to include the Uniden test sites in South Korea. Therefore if ever returned back to the factory, the gps can still be tested and can assist Uniden's engineers in the normal way to help diagnose the problem.

These are just some of the reasons, why more and more people are coming to me, both through the forum and also contacting me through LinkedIn as well as in other ways. Uniden is also not supporting their detectors yet in Australia. I'm also now supporting people with Uniden detectors around the world. We have users with brand new gps databases on their DFR7s, R3s, R7s etc. in Australia, Turkey, Israel, Iceland and Europe! Some people perhaps also may not yet have seen the thread on here which allows users in the USA and Canada to report gps improvements. These are reviewed and build automatically by my software and rerelease, and also incorporate the latest Uniden US database version. This ensures the database is kept up to date and is as good as it can be.
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Okay folks, please take this to private message or elsewhere on the forum, as I would really like this thread to serve as an information thread to help people looking for information.
Thank you.
Sorry, read this out of turn.

Let's try to keep this back on topic. Sorry.
 

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Someone's bagging competing brands right there, no? :cawg:

I'm not a radar brand, and so "Valentine" is not a competitor.

I don't get it - why the hostility? :sotw:

Is this how you welcome all the new folks here Lou? Plenty would misunderstand your passion and enthusiasm.
I did not mention specific brands. You sell detectors, you don't sell V1. You have a vested interest.
I'm not hostile, just sick of ill informed negative comments that are unnecessary.
If you want a warm welcome, try a different approach with your posts. What did you think would happen when you called a very popular detector brand not legit in NZ?

Anyway. Welcome to the forum.
 

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I've just completed my new build 2.14 for New Zealand, built with single degree directional accuracy across full 360 degrees. I.e. error in approach angle has been improved to about +/- 1 degree. Most of you probably won't notice much difference in practice, but it should further reduce some false alerts, and may ensure better 300m alert range. I have reviewed all cameras in the database, and almost all have been tweaked a little bit to maximise accuracy. However, I propose to test this for a couple of weeks before I release it. I'm travelling up north for school holidays so I'll see if I can pass some more cameras to test.

Some of you may have seen my video comparison of my version 2.12 vs Uniden 1.37 database. I was puzzled why I didn't get full alert for the camera at the bottom of Wainui road in the NZA 1.37 database. Now I have achieved full directional accuracy, I can see that Uniden NZ set this one to be -41.22797012,174.9161377 as 50km/h speed camera. But critically as a bi-directional alert set to 304 degrees. This explains why I got the alert coming from Douglas street, but not coming along Wainui road before the bend! My one worked as I had set it to an all directional alert.

@inpowers Using this improved directional accuracy, I should now be better placed to tackle some of those false alerts you mentioned on the motorway around Sydney in V1.09 release.
 

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Well, not sure quite what happened today. Must have been a mix up in the post. I ordered a new DFR7 and installation kit. Instead I got a second hand R3 with a few extra bits, pieces and cables included!? Need to contact seller.

It's also a bit odd, as this R3 doesn't have the metal plate on the top. I thought it was an R1, but it is very much an R3, with 1.50 firmware.
 

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Well, not sure quite what happened today. Must have been a mix up in the post. I ordered a new DFR7 and installation kit. Instead I got a second hand R3 with a few extra bits, pieces and cables included!? Need to contact seller.

It's also a bit odd, as this R3 doesn't have the metal plate on the top. I thought it was an R1, but it is very much an R3, with 1.50 firmware.
YouShop? or directly to you?
 

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Well, not sure quite what happened today. Must have been a mix up in the post. I ordered a new DFR7 and installation kit. Instead I got a second hand R3 with a few extra bits, pieces and cables included!? Need to contact seller.

It's also a bit odd, as this R3 doesn't have the metal plate on the top. I thought it was an R1, but it is very much an R3, with 1.50 firmware.
Want to swap for a DFR7? ;)
 
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Just got back from trip around North Island yesterday.

I was running the DFR7 US with US R3 combo (K band only on DFR7 and Ka band only on the R3). The second hand R3 I was sent and updated worked perfectly. The R3 in particular gave me a couple of great range Ka band detections. The DFR7 also picked out a parked redflex in a 50kmh zone so pretty happy with performance of both units running simultaneously.

Simultaneous testing on the 2.12 and 2.14 gps database versions in the combo also shows good consistency. I did note the vertical mount shows slightly variance in the speed (~ +/- 4 kmh) relative to the horizontal mount (gps was not really designed to work on its side!). Might do more testing to confirm the mounting position is the source of the variance not the detector.

The new directional accuracy on the gps database 2.14 is definitely working well as intended. I also met up with @Jakesey for coffee and to update his detector in Palmy. For the first time, I now used the preprogrammed test gps database in the R3 to direct me to our pre-arranged meeting place in Palmy. Likewise I also used the R3 gps database to mark a speed camera outside our motor lodge in Rotorua which I would otherwise have easily missed in the dark. @UnidenSupport it would be great if the gps database could be provided with additional alert types, and not just the curent two for redlight camera and speed alerts.

In testing it looks as though the 'double mute' can also be used to permanently delete redlight cameras in the database!? This is a feature I didn't know existed, and I therefore have to do more testing with this. Doesn't seem to allow deletion of speed camera alerts though. Probably a good thing, as I only found this out by accident! Had to reinstall the database to get the redlight camera alert back.
 

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Bloody hell, my car was just smashed into and my max360 stolen :shifty:
only had mount and cable showing, 360 was in my glovebox yet they still managed to get it.

Not a very good start to the week
 

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Bloody hell, my car was just smashed into and my max360 stolen :shifty:
only had mount and cable showing, 360 was in my glovebox yet they still managed to get it.

Not a very good start to the week
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That sux man. The glovebox is definitely a first to check if they see anything on the window.
Insurance?
 

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That sux man. The glovebox is definitely a first to check if they see anything on the window.
Insurance?

Yeah that sucks, an expensive lesson

Insurance said they will pay out but after doing the maths it turns out its not really that different to getting a brand new one myself so that sucks
 

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Yeah that sucks, an expensive lesson

Insurance said they will pay out but after doing the maths it turns out its not really that different to getting a brand new one myself so that sucks
Sorry to hear man, that's not good.
I had a smash and grab uniden detector stolen a few years back, I thought it was safe because it was hard mounted high behind the sunshade strip at the top of the windscreen and not really visible from outside unless you really looked for it, but they still got it.

Even if you take the detector with you, it's still a pain because they smash the glass to look for it.... bastards.
 

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Yeah that sucks, an expensive lesson

Insurance said they will pay out but after doing the maths it turns out its not really that different to getting a brand new one myself so that sucks

Same thing happened to me with a redline. I never park now where I used to. Maybe post your serial number on here. We can keep a look out. If anyone sees one listed on trademe without case etc, or can make out its serial number you could get lucky. This is another benefit of me keeping track of R3 and R7 serial numbers. Perhaps the forum could take a collective step to approach trademe to require sellers of all second hand detectors to have to provide proof of serial number.
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Okay, I'm in the process of building the 2.14 NZ database for people. Please just bear with me, and you should get a PM in the next day or so. Please let me know after that if I've missed anyone.
 
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Bloody hell, my car was just smashed into and my max360 stolen :shifty:
only had mount and cable showing, 360 was in my glovebox yet they still managed to get it.

Not a very good start to the week
Bugger! Friend of mine had his car broken into and V1 stolen a couple weeks ago, right outside work in broad daylight.
Hope your car is otherwise ok apart from the glass.
 

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Thanks for the reply guys, unfortunately i dont have serial numbers of the max360. It was the one i traded with tseven007 a while ago, i thought i had some photos of it and serial numbers but apparently i dont.

Expensive lesson indeed
 

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Perfect, My R7 should be arriving soon ;)
US or NZ version? I am starting to regret buying the NZ version as the age of the fixed camera database will begin to outweigh the benefit of the K-band segmentation. @Mithheru wont'risk attempting a database update, and Blulink are still "working on it" and advise to keep checking their website.
 

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US or NZ version? I am starting to regret buying the NZ version as the age of the fixed camera database will begin to outweigh the benefit of the K-band segmentation. @Mithheru wont'risk attempting a database update, and Blulink are still "working on it" and advise to keep checking their website.
I have now the update tool that will support the R7 NZ. So I can update the R7 NZ to my 2.14 / 30 September 2019 version. However, I don't have the R7 NZ firmware so I cannot incorporate my file encrypted to match the firmware and serial number. Therefore to update, I will have to do it in person, as I'm not prepared to release my database in non-encrypted form.

Send me a PM if you're around Wellington can meet up, otherwise could you courier your R7 so I can perform the update.
 

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