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Jason Whitener

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im near Dallas Texas and was wondering if I really need to get an ALP or would the Blinder be fine for my area? I hate to pay so much for the ALP if it’s not really needed. Is there ever any discounts on ALP systems?
 

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Blinder is obsolete... go with alps. You won’t regret it. You can also check out tmg if you’re on a budget. @Jag42
 
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ALP.

You'd hate to buy and install an obsolete system, get a laser ticket with the obsolete system, then spend money on the ALP, remove the obsolete system and install the ALP.

Do it once, do it right.
 

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Right now, go for ALPs and keep them updated. What kind of vehicle are you needing to cover?
 

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2016 VW Passat.

What about the TMG? Is it a good choice?

Jason since you already have the V1 (and IIRC the Dragons are not a huge issue in Texas yet), if it were me, I would buy the TMG and order a V1LE from Valentine One plus if you don't have an Android device or phone with built in GPS running 6.0 or higher, look at getting a cheap Android phone without service so you can run the JBV1 App. The JBV1 App from @johnboy00 will make the V1 more quite and much more useful plus it also links to the TMG giving you more information and options plus a display for the TMG IE the JBV1 App ties the V1 and TMG together into a very balanced Radar and Lidar coverage system. One Note here, notice I didn't say a "balance Radar and Lidar protection system" because nothing will protect you from a one on one no other traffic in front of you encounter with Ka band Instant On radar plus if one is running into Dragons at close range everyday there can be punch through currently with TMG (ALP is JTG on Dragons) but so far for me the legacy and new guns other then the Dragons are JTG with TMG. Plus if it is confirmed by actual Texans on the Forum that the Dragons are currently not an issue in Texas (or your part at least), then a Quad TMG should serve you fine as you would need 5 heads if Dragons are around (3 heads front/2 heads rear).

This opinion is based mainly on the fact that you already own a V1 and if I am correct about the Dragon not being an issue in your area.
 

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Jason since you already have the V1 (and IIRC the Dragons are not a huge issue in Texas yet), if it were me, I would buy the TMG and order a V1LE from Valentine One plus if you don't have an Android device or phone with built in GPS running 6.0 or higher, look at getting a cheap Android phone without service so you can run the JBV1 App. The JBV1 App from @johnboy00 will make the V1 more quite and much more useful plus it also links to the TMG giving you more information and options plus a display for the TMG IE the JBV1 App ties the V1 and TMG together into a very balanced Radar and Lidar coverage system. One Note here, notice I didn't say a "balance Radar and Lidar protection system" because nothing will protect you from a one on one no other traffic in front of you encounter with Ka band Instant On radar plus if one is running into Dragons at close range everyday there can be punch through currently with TMG (ALP is JTG on Dragons) but so far for me the legacy and new guns other then the Dragons are JTG with TMG. Plus if it is confirmed by actual Texans on the Forum that the Dragons are currently not an issue in Texas (or your part at least), then a Quad TMG should serve you fine as you would need 5 heads if Dragons are around (3 heads front/2 heads rear).

This opinion is based mainly on the fact that you already own a V1 and if I am correct about the Dragon not being an issue in your area.
You can't view this thread yet but I'm leaving this here for the other advanced members....
https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?threads/82426/
 

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You can't view this thread yet but I'm leaving this here for the other advanced members....
https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?threads/82426/

Oh sure Boost, what is that expression, oh yeah, thanks for nothing. Left out in the cold again and just exactly how does not being able to view that post help the OP, Me, or anybody else below Advanced? Leaving it completely to the imagination whether helpful, good, bad, IE nothing, just makes things worse doesn't it?

So far my experience with TMG has been good except for Dragon encounters. If I didn't have to deal with Dragons, I would have said my experience so far has been great. So is it something us mere lowly Forum Members truly need to know especially if one already owns and has TMG installed?

My personal preference would be for the Advanced Members to start an Advanced Thread with a link back to this thread so they could read what is down here, then keep their comments up in the Advanced thread so all us below Advanced don't even know about it, therefore don't have to speculate about whether it is good or bad or if it even affects us. Just saying that would be nice.
 

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Oh sure Boost, what is that expression, oh yeah, thanks for nothing. Left out in the cold again and just exactly how does not being able to view that post help the OP, Me, or anybody else below Advanced? Leaving it completely to the imagination whether helpful, good, bad, IE nothing, just makes things worse doesn't it?

So far my experience with TMG has been good except for Dragon encounters. If I didn't have to deal with Dragons, I would have said my experience so far has been great. So is it something us mere lowly Forum Members truly need to know especially if one already owns and has TMG installed?

My personal preference would be for the Advanced Members to start an Advanced Thread with a link back to this thread so they could read what is down here, then keep their comments up in the Advanced thread so all us below Advanced don't even know about it, therefore don't have to speculate about whether it is good or bad or if it even affects us. Just saying that would be nice.
You'll be able to view it and refer back to the link when you get promoted to advanced. I'm not one to go and leak information outside of the levels if it hasn't been discussed in the lower levels. If it were, I'd be happy to say it.

If you don't want to put 1 and 1 together, then not much I can help until you get your advanced promotion.

Here is some older information that's available to the general public:
www.rdforum.org: Known locations currently using DALA.
www.rdforum.org: Known locations currently using DALA.
 
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It is a Class C misdemeanor to " use, attempt to use, install, operate, or attempt to operate a [laser jammer] in a motor vehicle..." in Texas.

I know, I know, it is a misdemeanor to speed, too. It's also a misdemeanor to walk in the street where a sidewalk is provided.

Cops know about laser jammers and what to look for. So be smart about using it.
 
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You can't view this thread yet but I'm leaving this here for the other advanced members....
https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?threads/82426/
That was a concerning development but further details make it less of a concern than we first thought. Texas isn't turning into Georgia just yet.

2016 VW Passat.

What about the TMG? Is it a good choice?
TMG has had some uneven testing lately. It's got the potential to be a good product but it needs a little more work. However, at it's price point it'll protect you against 95% of the guns you'll see in Texas if you use it properly. Specifically stay on top of alerts, adjust your speed if you catch a strike and turn it off. Close shots might leave you vulnerable to some VPR guns. I wouldn't think the Passat would be much of a problem to cover.
 

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I'm in central Texas, I run up against LTI,Stalker,Pro Laser 3/4.

Tmg triple head.
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Blinders won't handle anything dragoneye, and are unlikely to help with many stalker XLR's at this point ( I will be testing a blinder setup tomorrow against a new XLR so I will post the outcome) basically they haven't been updated for 4 years and are unlikely to be updated going forward so anything not currently handled or anything that gets released going forward will not be covered. ALP is the current leader, TMG is up and coming and still in development, both should provide adequate protection. If you want solid dragoneye protection you would want three heads of either system, DE isnt super common so you could start with a dual and add a head down the road to make things more solid.
 

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All the newer stuff I’ve seen in Texas are XLRs