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Shows how much I know. I thought the Ci system could work with them, too.
 

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Yeah I am told you must have either a 360c or a Redline Ex to run the ZW5. They also say soon they will have ZW5 support for the MaxII's.
They really need to address auto JTK and the ability to run 4 heads. Other than that it has JTG all the guns we ran against it and of course now 2 guns in the real world.
A "nice thing" would be to announce the gun your getting shot with.
 

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You bet.
It is a nice setup. 360c is the best BSM filter I have had to date. Of any manufacturer. I really am starting to like the WiFi update feature. ZW5 is performing well and now has saved my big ass twice in the real world and test well against all the guns found in Texas. 360c has great range. It is quiet. So I give it 4 our of 5 stars. Give me autoJTK and 4 head capability and your got 5 stars from me.
 

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LOL....shop around :) Never pay Gentile pricing. Happy Hanukkah
 

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@sarge, glad to hear your reports. You carry a long reputation on RDF dealing with testing and frank talk. Some of that frank talk has been hard core at ER (deserved). I have the same view/experience regarding Max, Max360/ZW5. The RL EX just sucks regarding BSM chaos, ditto for MRxx false alerts from BSM. I bought the combo EX with ZW5 some time ago. Saved $300. I now use ZW with the Max360. Just received a 360c. Look forward to get to know this device.

I hope next time I write a post satisfied with some of ER products, others won’t pounce on me as some employee spy. Get tired of that.

I have a question, Sarge. You are listed as MFG/Vendor. I assume dealing with TMG? You are writing good experiences with some ER products. I bring this up, as I experience this as a double dose of genuine fair/neutral/truthful reports (ER in this case).. Especially if you are working with competitive product. Thank you....
 

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What did the total system cost if us mere mortels had to by it?
 

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@sarge, glad to hear your reports. You carry a long reputation on RDF dealing with testing and frank talk. Some of that frank talk has been hard core at ER (deserved). I have the same view/experience regarding Max, Max360/ZW5. The RL EX just sucks regarding BSM chaos, ditto for MRxx false alerts from BSM. I bought the combo EX with ZW5 some time ago. Saved $300. I now use ZW with the Max360. Just received a 360c. Look forward to get to know this device.

I hope next time I write a post satisfied with some of ER products, others won’t pounce on me as some employee spy. Get tired of that.

I have a question, Sarge. You are listed as MFG/Vendor. I assume dealing with TMG? You are writing good experiences with some ER products. I bring this up, as I experience this as a double dose of genuine fair/neutral/truthful reports (ER in this case).. Especially if you are working with competitive product. Thank you....
Well the TMG is a group effort here on the forum. Not just a manufacturer and I am retired and had the time to sorta be the conduit between TMG and the users.......so some cried about that and they slapped a vendor tag on me. I dont care :)
I am just a hobbyist like you and others here and try and call 'em like I see 'em. Yes I try many different brands and models. As for Escort....hey....they seem to be trying to change and focus on delivering a great product....hell I want to support them doing that. TMG/Escort will continue to get better and better. Folks want to throw shade on a product that isnt the one they bought....OK...I find it childish and silly but ....OK.

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What did the total system cost if us mere mortels had to by it?
Well 360c is $650 and ZW5 is $850...so $1500 bucks.
 

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Well the TMG is a group effort here on the forum. Not just a manufacturer and I am retired and had the time to sorta be the conduit between TMG and the users.......so some cried about that and they slapped a vendor tag on me. I dont care :)
I am just a hobbyist like you and others here and try and call 'em like I see 'em. Yes I try many different brands and models. As for Escort....hey....they seem to be trying to change and focus on delivering a great product....hell I want to support them doing that. TMG/Escort will continue to get better and better. Folks want to throw shade on a product that isnt the one they bought....OK...I find it childish and silly but ....OK.
Thank you for the thoughts. I am happy to get to know you better. I also appreciate your deep hobbyist work on here. I have been learning thanks to you and others.
 

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Well the TMG is a group effort here on the forum. Not just a manufacturer and I am retired and had the time to sorta be the conduit between TMG and the users.......so some cried about that and they slapped a vendor tag on me. I dont care :)
I am just a hobbyist like you and others here and try and call 'em like I see 'em. Yes I try many different brands and models. As for Escort....hey....they seem to be trying to change and focus on delivering a great product....hell I want to support them doing that. TMG/Escort will continue to get better and better. Folks want to throw shade on a product that isnt the one they bought....OK...I find it childish and silly but ....OK.

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Well 360c is $650 and ZW5 is $850...so $1500 bucks.
Code ZW5300, saves $300 bucks on combo 360c and ZW5. Just hit ER web site. It is still there when checking out. FYI... saved me $300 Washingtons.

Edited above. Looks like they pulled the combo for the EX and 360.
 
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Code ZW5300, saves $300 bucks on combo 360c or 360 or EX (don’t do it) amd the ZW5. Just hit ER web site. It is still there when checking out. FYI... saved me $300 Washingtons.
Happy Hanukkah
 

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Well the TMG is a group effort here on the forum. Not just a manufacturer and I am retired and had the time to sorta be the conduit between TMG and the users.......so some cried about that and they slapped a vendor tag on me. I dont care :)
I am just a hobbyist like you and others here and try and call 'em like I see 'em. Yes I try many different brands and models. As for Escort....hey....they seem to be trying to change and focus on delivering a great product....hell I want to support them doing that. TMG/Escort will continue to get better and better. Folks want to throw shade on a product that isnt the one they bought....OK...I find it childish and silly but ....OK.

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Well 360c is $650 and ZW5 is $850...so $1500 bucks.
Wow....
 

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Just got an update from Escort. DTPro doesnt support ZW5.
 

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Yeah I am told you must have either a 360c or a Redline Ex to run the ZW5. They also say soon they will have ZW5 support for the MaxII's.
They really need to address auto JTK and the ability to run 4 heads. Other than that it has JTG all the guns we ran against it and of course now 2 guns in the real world.
A "nice thing" would be to announce the gun your getting shot with.
I might have considered ZR5 for my work vehicle if it had gun identification and auto-JTK. Besides, it won't work with my MAX 360 front and rear setup.

Do you turn off the laser sensor in the RD when you use the external system? The reason I ask is that I turned on my RedLine EX to compare alerts with my TMG setup, and I got these annoying loud and long alerts on my R-EX from newer vehicles using laser for adaptive cruse control when nothing LEO like was around. It happened several times in the clear open interstate area in the Carolina's. I had to turn it off, so I wonder how well the ZR5/ZW5 filter garbage laser that's "out there" when their radar detectors don't filter that junk out. :confused:

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I might have considered ZR5 for my work vehicle if it had gun identification and auto-JTK. Besides, it won't work with my MAX 360 front and rear setup.

Do you turn off the laser sensor in the RD when you use the external system? The reason I ask is that I turned on my RedLine EX to compare alerts with my TMG setup, and I got these annoying loud and long alerts on my R-EX from newer vehicles using laser for adaptive cruse control when nothing LEO like was around. It happened several times in the clear open interstate area in the Carolina's. I had to turn it off, so I wonder how well the ZR5/ZW5 filter garbage laser that's "out there" when their radar detectors don't filter that junk out. :confused:

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I’m running ZW5 and a ZR5 system on 2 vehicles with a 360 and a 360 C. I do not turn off laser detection on the detectors. No false alarms ever, only valid laser warnings have been detected...I do a ton of city and hwy driving too...the Ford Escape looks to be a great vehicle for the ZW5... (great horizontal slots in grill) also it is so easy to install with a recommended escort detector...honestly it took more time to plan the wire run out on the wife’s explorer than to install the ZW5...IMO laser alerts with these components are the real deal. Also auto jam to kill is not realistic for us because depending on the overspeed we may require require longer than 4 seconds to safely reduce speed and gun recognition is not really needed because Escort will elert customers when an update to the system is required to modify software codes. (Pulse rates/frequencies).
 
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I’m running ZW5 and a ZR5 system on 2 vehicles with a 360 and a 360 C. I do not turn off laser detection on the detectors. No false alarms ever, only valid laser warnings have been detected...I do a ton of city and hwy driving too...the Ford Escape looks to be a great vehicle for the ZW5... (great horizontal slots in grill) also it is so easy to install with a recommended escort detector...honestly it took more time to plan the wire run out on the wife’s explorer than to install the ZW5...IMO laser alerts with these components are the real deal. Also auto jam to kill is not realistic for us because depending on the overspeed we may require require longer than 4 seconds to safely reduce speed and gun recognition is not really needed because Escort will elert customers when an update to the system is required to modify software codes. (Pulse rates/frequencies).
Interesting...I DO get false laser alerts on my 360 from traffic sensors on the NYS Thruway and construction area on I-84 around Newburg. I wonder if having the ZR5/ZW5 connected to the detector changes filtering in the RD unit?

A work colleague of mine is interested in a "one control point" solution for his new MAX II. Does the ZR5 now work with the MAX II?

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Interesting...I DO get false laser alerts on my 360 from traffic sensors on the NYS Thruway and construction area on I-84 around Newburg. I wonder if having the ZR5/ZW5 connected to the detector changes filtering in the RD unit?

A work colleague of mine is interested in a "one control point" solution for his new MAX II. Does the ZR5 now work with the MAX II?

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The ZR5 is a stand alone .....or it can be direct wired to a group of Escort detectors..Escort has a list of detectors that will work now and future detectors that may be included..(Escorts website)
And I can’t say for sure but maybe when the Zw5 is wirelessly connected to a approved Escort detector ..the combined components may work together on the Zw5 filtering software.....Escort would know for sure..if you call customers service for Question, call Early ( when they open up). 9am .wait times seem to be greatly reduced...but when you do connect with them, they will always spend all the time you require for you Questions...
 

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The ZR5 is a stand alone .....or it can be direct wired to a group of Escort detectors..Escort has a list of detectors that will work now and future detectors that may be included..(Escorts website)
And I can’t say for sure but maybe when the Zw5 is wirelessly connected to a approved Escort detector ..the combined components may work together on the Zw5 filtering software.....Escort would know for sure..if you call customers service for Question, call Early ( when they open up). 9am .wait times seem to be greatly reduced...but when you do connect with them, they will always spend all the time you require for you Questions...
Thanks. Yeah, I could ask them. Last I checked, the MAX II was not listed.

One thing I never understood about the ZR series was having to buy that control unit even if you were planning to use the detector as the control unit. Seems like a waste.

Phil
 

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I’m running ZW5 and a ZR5 system on 2 vehicles with a 360 and a 360 C. I do not turn off laser detection on the detectors. No false alarms ever, only valid laser warnings have been detected...I do a ton of city and hwy driving too...the Ford Escape looks to be a great vehicle for the ZW5... (great horizontal slots in grill) also it is so easy to install with a recommended escort detector...honestly it took more time to plan the wire run out on the wife’s explorer than to install the ZW5...IMO laser alerts with these components are the real deal. Also auto jam to kill is not realistic for us because depending on the overspeed we may require require longer than 4 seconds to safely reduce speed and gun recognition is not really needed because Escort will elert customers when an update to the system is required to modify software codes. (Pulse rates/frequencies).
Not including Auto JTK is a huge mistake by Escort. JTK is how we keep Jammers from being banned. Last I checked, you had to fumble around to find and double press the mute button on your connected detector to JTK as well. Hopefully they at least fixed that to be any button. JTK is being a good steward of the enthusiast community. Auto JTK is too, especially for users who don't understand the previous sentence.

That we should trust Escort to let us know when an update for a new gun is out there vs letting us know we are unprotected immediately via an alert seems like a pretty bad idea too. Escorts track record with updates has been less than confidence-building.

Why does almost every post you make seem like an advertisement for Escort?
 

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