Uniden R1/R3 Next Firmware 1.5X

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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, VW Jetta
    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)

    Time
    1. More time options for the display auto dim setting (later time settings for summer, higher latitudes)
    2. Auto dim based on GPS coordinates R3 only (www.rdforum.org: who knows the alp auto dimming schedule?)

    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)
    8. More frequent or regular cadence (monthly/quarterly) of RLC/Speed camera database updates. Not tie database updates to firmware.

    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.
    10. Additional dimmer/dimmest setting is not possible according to the manufacturer.

    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.
    11. Separate Ka Quiet Ride option

    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 mute 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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  2. Got Jeep

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    Reviewing all these remaining requests, I don't really see any that I need. I'm more than happy with the current product.
    IMO its time to lock it down and refine what we have. Continue to tweak BSM, MRCD, and TSF.
    Looking forward to seeing the possible arrows & app's with the next hardware design. ;)
     
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    Awesome job updating this. I counted approx. 50+ items in total.

    On a different note, is it getting out of control? We appreciate the opportunity to share wants with Uniden, and the list will probably grow more, but realistically very few will ever probably get added, just my 2 cents...
     
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    It would be nice for auto brightness just to be programmed for location like any other third party navigation. It dims near sunset of the GPS location and brightens at sunrise of GPS location. I live in Canada where sunrise/sunset vary from 5PM to 9PM. Current auto brightness doesn’t help me much unless I change it every one/two week. So I’ve just left it at dimmest.
     
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    It was #2 under time in the old thread, not sure why it got dropped:
    2. Auto dim based on GPS coordinates R3 only (www.rdforum.org: who knows the alp auto dimming schedule?)
     
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    For me at the moment the most important feature would be a better self check capability and ability to perform self checks every x amount of minutes in order to ascertain valid detector function. I want to know if my detector is dead/deaf.
     
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    I'm curious to know if Uniden would consider implementing Valentine 1 business model and offer hardware upgrades to the R series at a premium. I'd pay a premium to be able to pick-up all CMRD/T alerts
     
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    Can we have ability to remap USER MARK button to MODE button? In my case, radar sits all way up above rear view mirror, so top buttons is not accessible for me. Also MENU button is so close to power button, it would be nice to switch between City/Arwanced modes by using front mark button.

    Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
     
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    I and possibly several others would happily pay for this.
     
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    That is a damn good idea! My Redline-O died twice on me and never let me know! The only thing that saved me was the fact that I was running my V1 with it!
     
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    DChiJEllis Moderator Moderator Advanced User Premium Member

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    I think most people would use the mute and mark buttons, and need to get to them faster than changing modes. It’s already complicated enough for some people to get those two separate functions to work correctly; why complicate it (and not have them labeled correctly, that’s a hardware update).
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 11, 2018, Original Post Date: Oct 11, 2018 ---
    Not likely based on what little I know. In either case, Further MRCD, MRCT, Gatso, Redflex capability requires a hardware change which may not be possible in the current design. It’s not always possible to just plug new components into an existing design.
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 11, 2018 ---
    I remembered reading it couldn’t be done. Asking to me to find that would be challenging; I’m just going from memory.
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 11, 2018 ---
    See above.
     
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    Dtrader2k Learning to Drive General User

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    Your probably right... But don't want to loose hope. Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part. Thank you for your input :)
     
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    Esti Learning to Drive General User

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    Not sure what the problem could be. Part of the job's already been implemented with the two time values in the options. The new values would only need to be calculated one time at start-up, after the initial GPS acquisition, based on current date and location.
     
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    DChiJEllis Moderator Moderator Advanced User Premium Member

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    Memory or lack thereof? I'm 90% sure someone said it couldn't be done, but I'll put it back on the list.
     
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    I'm going to put in a request to change the hierarchy of alerts.

    This morning as I left for work, I got a 4 bar 33.792 right as I pulled out of the driveway. There's only a couple places near where I get that kind of signal strength. As I passed one of those, and noticed he wasn't there, a User Mark I have kicked in *and completely muted a legitimate signal*. All I got was silence and the countdown distance to a user mark 500' past where the local gendarme was sitting blacked out.

    www.rdforum.org: Uniden User Mark Overrides Legitimate Alert

    I have only 2 User Marks for locations where I've had a code brown with IO 33.8. The user marks were supposed to remind me to slow down. Ironically, the other user mark went off last night and I got hit with IO 33.8 there as well. I don't believe that the User Mark muted last night's hit. In any case, I've deleted the User Marks for now (there were only two).

    I personally thing the priority should be as follows;
    1. Laser
    2. KA
    3. MRCD
    4. K
    5. Speed Camera
    6. Red Light Camera
    7. User Mark
    8. POI Limit Speed Alarm
    9. User Limit Speed Alarm
    10. X
    11. GPS Error
    12. GPS Connected
    13. Vehicle Low Battery Voltage Warning
    14. Vehicle Battery Saver Alarm


    As an aside, I've rolled back to 1.37 because 1.46 wasn't doing anything for helping me pickup the local Gasto RT-2 photo radar trucks (I didn't 100% think that it would, but I had my fingers crossed). And with TSF1 off, and K Filter on, I was picking up GM BSMs a block away at K 70%. At least TSF2 (1.31-1.37) did not adversely impact K reactivity and gave me a lot more silence on BSMs.

    EDIT
    I tested this and was not able to replicate it. See results in www.rdforum.org: Uniden User Mark Overrides Legitimate Alert
     
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    I thought it would be a simple since it’s a predictable constant. IF X coordinate is and Y coordinate is then (some kind of equation of time) = sunset/sunrise.

    Anyways that’s my simple ignorant thinking. LOL. I can see that storing every single coordinate’s sunrise/sunset time. But who am I to know...I’m not Einstein. Sometimes I like to think I am.
     
  17. OBeerWANKenobi

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    I think you're right. It seems like it should be a mathematical function to determine sunrise and sunset based on GPS.
     
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    Also, 2019 VW Jettas have persistent K falsing, even with K Narrow, TSF ON. Base models do not have the option to disable the "nannies"
    Please add to this list. Thanks!
     
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    Added until the list of offenders gets too long to work on.
     
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    All of our requests getting put into a firmware release is not realistic. But I also believe that Uniden reads these threads for ideas and to get a general feel of what is important to users. Keeping the tone of constructive criticism is important.

    With that said:

    TSF Mode: The ability to select TSF1 (1.37) and/or TSF2 (delay/Colorado mode).

    K Thin mode: which would basically be K narrow with the worst BSM frequencies also blacked out. This mode would hold a “use at your own risk” disclosure.
     
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