Uniden R1/R3 Next Firmware 1.5X (CLOSED)

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  1. DChiJEllis

    DChiJEllis Moderator Moderator Advanced User Premium Member

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    This is a place holder for the remaining requests that didn't make it into Ver. 1.46. I will update the list more as we become aware of the features that will be included.

    This is a new summary post of requested features for the next version of the firmware. What I will do is sort, group and edit the OP to put everything together. And I'll update this OP as I go through other threads and as people chime in here.That way we can reduce the number of duplicate requests, and allow the Admins to possibly close out other threads related to older versions or the current version of firmware in release, so we're not asking for features that are currently available.

    If I find out from a confirmed beta tester, Tom @ BRD or Uniden themselves that a feature is not possible, I'll update the OP to indicate that. Remember, these are firmware updates. Adding things like bluetooth, an external app, a remote display, *arrows*, etc., may not or probably are not possible. The order in which I'm listing these features should in no way be construed to indicate importance.

    It's also very important to note, that Uniden has a great relationship with RDF and the RD enthusiast community, and that Tom @ BRD has been a great to work with us and the engineers. They have taken a lot of our feedback and suggestions and implemented them. This list would in no way obligate them to implement anything. I would say that, as a whole, RDF members and R1/R3 owners are *very* happy with the performance and features of this revolutionary detector. I, personally, have been super happy with the updates that have come out since I purchased mine (#49), and they are coming at a rate that I would say is unprecedented for the RD industry.

    Filtering
    1. Better filtering for Acura, Honda, GM, Cadillac and Chrysler Pacificas
    2. A second level for TSF that delays or processes longer signals, but keep current (1.34 and later) version (TSF1 = filter, TSF2 = filter with delay) (1.4X reported to be switching back to TSF delay only with no filter, as in FW versions 1.31 and previous)

    Time
    1. More time options for the display auto dim setting (later time settings for summer, higher latitudes)

    Red Light/Speed Camera (FW 1.4X will allow you to mute or delete RLCs)
    1. Remove, reduce or correct the over speed warning
    2. Ability to reduce or limit the red light and speed camera call outs
    3. Directional redlight and speed camera alerts
    4. User adjustable warning distance to RLC/speed camera
    6. User option for audible countdown distance to RLC/Speed camera location
    7. Separate voice alerts for RLC/Speed cameras from other voice alerts (i.e. leave voice alerts on for RLC/Speed cameras if disabled for other voice or band alerts)

    Mode
    1. Speed based automatic mode changes
    2. User profiles; Profile 1 (X off, K off, Ka on), Profile 2 (X off, K on, Ka on), Profile 3 (X on, K on, Ka On), instead of having a band on/off in all modes. Be able to set different screen colors for different user profiles.

    Display
    1. Ability to import a specific screen color setting
    2. Ramp up alert volume and display to 8 or 10 indication bars, up from the current 5.
    3. Improve or expand the multi-threat display indicator. "Redesigned multi threat display that displays the detected bands with possibly a numerical signal strength indicator that is also color coded."
    4. Selectable display color for mode (City, Advanced, Highway) or user profiles (Profile 1, Profile 2, Profile 3)
    5. Optional True or Full Mute function that not only mutes the signal audibly but also visually on the display.
    6. Dark mode with blinking pixel but display does not light up on alert or lights up for a user defined time of 0-8 seconds and then stays dark for the remainder of that alert.
    7. Make the primary signal strength bar indicator larger in height
    8. Ability to visually review previous 5 alerts
    9. Reduce the time on the "Mute" pop-up and redisplay the frequency.

    Sound
    1. Speed based volume (R3 only)
    2. Ability to upload user defined tones.
    3. Change auto mute so that it adjusts based on a percentage of the currently set level
    4. Separate, unique, or shorter indicator tone for 2nd, 3rd, 4th signals ("V1 Bogey Lock"), or a Band call out for an additional Signal ("Ka", "K"), implemented for K band
    5. User selectable muting delay on start up to allow GPS fix to set and speed based muting to engage (R3 only)
    6. User selectable Full Quiet Ride muting; instead of getting a single audible indication on a quiet ride muted signal, have it completely silent.
    7. Muting logic that turns off audible alerts for X and K band under a certain intensity and/for a short defined period of time; for example, no audio on K under a 4 bar alert or for a user set 3-30 second delay.
    8. Disable voice for radar band identification separately from other voice prompts (Separate voice alerts for RLC/Speed cameras from other voice alerts (i.e. leave voice alerts on for RLC/Speed cameras if disabled for other voice or band alerts))
    9. User adjustable latch time for muting.
    10. Additional volume step between 1 and 0.

    Lockouts
    1. Ability to set your own lockout range (10-50 Mhz)
    2. Auto lockouts (when Escort's patent expires)
    3. Possible increase in the lockout/user mark distance, or active the lockout distance from where the signal is first detected, not where the must memory is pressed.
    4. Optional user selectable lockout/user mark distance (0.1 to 1.0 mi in .1 mi increments)

    K Band
    1. K Band Segmentation with 6-10 segments
    2. K Band Frequency Voice Alert
    3. K Band extension to 23.950 or 23.500 for Redflex Cameras is not possible within existing hardware due to receiver design, would require hardware update.
    4. Change K narrow to 24.195
    5. User adjustable K narrow range
    6. K band notch filter for muting, to allow you to mute signals between two frequencies (ex. 24.195 and 24.205)
    7. K band muting logic, initial mute to 2-3 bars, mute off at 3-4 bars (persistence)
    8. Ability to turn K band off independent of MRCD detection

    International Radar Gun Capabilities
    1. Gatso not be possible due to the low end frequency restriction of the detector
    2. Strelka

    Laser
    1. Ability to lockout constant pulse rate laser false alert signals, with GPS coordinates on the R3, and without on the R1.

    Updater Software
    1. Ability to download history
    2. Ability to export/import lockouts
    3. Ability to export/import settings
    4. Ability to export/import user marks
    5. Ability to upload settings

    Power
    1. Power memory when turned off, i.e. ability to remember if the unit was powered on or off when power was disconnected and remember to stay in the same mode when power is reapplied. Or option to set power setting for upon start-up; auto or manual.
    2. An optional power cord without an LED
    3. 15 and 30 minute minute options for BAT SAVER.

    Packaging
    1. Include Mini USB cable
    2. Better mount, more tilt, magnetic
    3. Change power cord to use RJ-11 plugs at both ends.

    Hardware (for this or a future device on this architecture)
    1. Second horn and arrows
    2. Bluetooth capability (inboard or in outboard dongle) and an outboard app for settings adjustment.
    3. BT capable remote second horn and update UI to allow for arrows.
    4. Remote Display
    5. Open source the app API to let enthusiast developers work on their own apps.
    6. Option to run inverted (requires rework of the cooling path)
    7. Change download jack to micro USB or USB-C
    8. Move power jack to right side for consistency with other lines
     
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    Thanks for updating this. A few minor edits:

     
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    Mostly fixed. Scanning bar is listed separately as a replacement for the “useless” sine wave indicator. No confirmation on MRCT (in theory it should be there, but it’s been asked about and not answered that I found. I can take it off the list once confirmed.)


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    Nice, thanks for updating...
     
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    Sorry if this has been requested before but it would be nice to be able to adjust the distance of marked location alert.
    I think it's set to 450 meters but would be nice if I could set it to 250 meters.
     
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    Lockouts No.6


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    Some of that has been addressed and on 1.39 beta. I can tell you they can not dim the display any dimmer, we have tried and tried.
     
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    Thanks, I’ll take that off.


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    @DChiJEllis Thanks for the consolidated summary post.

    Beta Testers, Tom & Uniden greatly apprecaiate the collaboration and continued fine tuning of a wonderful product!

    An additional to the below...
     
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    The ability to export/import those settings was simply so that they would not be lost when doing a full reset of the unit. I added that as a requested option. But we're not talking about creating them externally and then importing them. How would you go about marking them as the different settings? What would you do differently with them than what you do currently with an existing user mark?
     
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    Thanks. The reason for the import request is, lets say hypothetically I have access to a database of known vascar and would like to import the known treats in my area, instead of having to drive to each area and manually marking the location.

    I personally do not need to identify the differences in the marked locations, as I would probably only mark vascar lines, however I’ve seen comments from others where they care about RLCs, and it seems the Uniden RLC/Speedcam DB is not as accurate as others would like it to be, by distinguishing this manually marked locations, it would allow them to add to the existing RLC alerts. I have also seen a post where one individual mentioned they used the “marked” location as it was great way to identify where a particular intersection was on a rather dark road.

    My main desire would solely be to manually input Lat/Log & direction of approach for a marked location. Having the ability to flag it specifically as airpatrol would just be an additional perk. I hope this clarifies the request.
     
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    Looking at this list of remaining FW request gives me a feeling Uniden is never going to focus on improving the BSM filtering. Uniden should just focus on improving the BSM filtering & making sure the radar works well against newer radar technology. THE GRAVY CAN WAIT!!!!!

    Also for the record the menu is long enough as is! if they ever add all these features & you reset your unit you better plan taking the day off because it's going to take an eternity to navigate the menu.
     
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    It's a level of detail not available anywhere else and hasn't been asked for by anyone else besides you. I've tried to limit the list to those requests that have been asked for by many. I put your request on the list, but I'm not going to add any additional detail.
     
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    Just for you, and because your typed in all caps, I moved it to the top of the list.
     
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    Umm... Yoda Voice Pack for the new FW update? :D
     
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    Something which may be of use is the ability for advanced options in the firmware update software. It would make it easier to adjust settings and gain added entusiast control instead of flipping through menus, sub menus, options, etc. with the unit keys and also means someone who doesn't know much can't mess up the settings. The only analogy I can think of is like rooting Android.

    I second more fine tuning of bars. I'll drive half a mile with my R3 on full tilt before I see the cop.
     
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    Under Hardware: I would like to request a better (magnetic attach?) windshield mount similar if not better then what ER provides with their newer RD's
     
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    Anyone else have issues with the detector tilting upwards every few weeks.
     
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    YES! Annoying as hell!!!

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