DFR7 - NZ vs USA Firmware Differences?

winterbrew

Poliscan Hunter
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2012
Messages
2,303
Reaction score
2,375
Location
Perth, Western Australia
Thanks - I have my $129 BuyDig DFR7 here now as a test candidate when you work out the kinks :)

It also has the 1.12 firmware pre-installed.

I have some previous downloads from BluLink from a year or so back, so will check what I have.
Post automatically merged:
I cannot find this firmware on the Uniden US site. Does anyone have copies of this US firmware? I would like to use this as my recovery position but also to test against NZ mobile redflex cameras.
Check this out ;


Looks like 1.12 was originally posted, but as it is functionally identical, only 1.10e is now posted

I don't have any DFR7NZ firmware older than currently posted on BluLink
Post automatically merged:
and here ;

 
Last edited:

Up All Night

Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Nov 27, 2015
Messages
3,287
Reaction score
3,324
Location
Cleveland, OH
In the early 950 FW you could change the sub. There were 3 or 4 subs. Maybe if you take it back and bring it up that will make a difference? But, the drivers were constantly being updated which might further complicate the issue.
I’ll see what U.S. FW I have on my HD. Folder marked oct 2017
Posted from my iPhone using the RDF Mobile App!
 

Attachments

Last edited:

Mithheru

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Aug 8, 2018
Messages
249
Reaction score
479
At this time, I'm not going to release my non-encrpyted gps database (currently V2.12 is in testing). However, I can provide the NZA gps database version 1.37 in the US format which can be uploaded directly onto the DFR7 using the US database upload tool without issue (send me a PM if interested). Alternatively, if people want to run my latest NZ or AU database on a US DFR7, I'd be happy to install it if you want to send your hardware to me for an update.
 

UncleArthur

Learning to Drive
General User
Joined
Jun 22, 2019
Messages
40
Reaction score
27
I drove between Hamilton and Auckland today...with my US firmware DFR7.
The spec's list it's K band range from 24.050Ghz to 24.250Ghz....

Interestingly I detected a redflex speed camera on 24.040Ghz, and I also detected a 'speed display sign' on 24.280Ghz, both in theory outside of it's range.
 

Mithheru

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Aug 8, 2018
Messages
249
Reaction score
479
You, know, I wouldn't at all be surprised if Uniden had added it into the firmware and forgot to mention it. I'd be kind of happy if you got full K band coverage, and kind of annoyed I spent so much time trying to get the same thing. Keep testing, and please report your findings.

I'll also test my second DFR7 against mobile redflex here when it arrives. This would be a good test as I can run and compare against both the R3 and R7. We know the R3 is not picking any of the mobile redflex vans around Wellington, so if the DFR7 is different it suggests it does come with the wider K band already installed.
 

Saussie

PSL +5
Intermediate User
Joined
May 8, 2018
Messages
512
Reaction score
317
Location
Planet X
Keep up the good work fellaz. I drop in and have a suss on this thread occasionally. Redflex is what I'm looking at in a detector and have come close to pulling the trigger many times and backed off over the past 2 years. Lucky for me tho, Redflex NK7 drops later this year, so I doubt anything will nail that, but if I'm going to blow some dollars on something that's outdated quickly, this is probably it, and the evolution loss is more minimal. Wouldn't mind snapping up this cheapy and have it do the job, but I'll see how the game changes later in the year while you guys keep hacking.
Does NZ have the NK7 yet or any news of its arrival there? Lately have been looking at Genevo, as it's the only detector with a video in action and actively having a crack at some of the new gen cams. Detectors might take a while to catch on to this new cam arriving, which sorta sucks at the moment.
I'm exhausted reading this forum to be honest, as it keeps putting me in 2minds about things, and leaves me undecided alot lately haha, but I keep plodding on researching in meantime. This is a thread of persistence :) and I can relate to that tho. Keep at it ya legends!
 
Last edited:

winterbrew

Poliscan Hunter
Advanced User
Premium Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2012
Messages
2,303
Reaction score
2,375
Location
Perth, Western Australia
Does NZ have the NK7 yet or any news of its arrival there?
Sure does ;

 

Saussie

PSL +5
Intermediate User
Joined
May 8, 2018
Messages
512
Reaction score
317
Location
Planet X
Good. This is even more interesting then haha!
Do they post the mobile cam locations up for the public over there?
We get told roughly where they are, down to the area and street name, but not what time of day they will be there. This is great for testing! Haha
 

Mithheru

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Aug 8, 2018
Messages
249
Reaction score
479
Do we know if there is an NZA voice package? This seems to be the only NZA file I don't have.

Also does anyone have an NZA DFR7? I would like to check and compare some of its details and specifications (including its voice package). I would also like them to run some tests to confirm a few things I still don't have answers to (don't worry this wouldn't involve uploading anything!).
 

Mithheru

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Aug 8, 2018
Messages
249
Reaction score
479
Hi Guys,

(@UnidenSupport) Here's an update:

I met up with @Zakk today with his DFR7 NZ. I updated his gps database from V1.37 to my 2.12. This also gave me the opportunity to run some tests on the NZ firmware.
I can confirm it has a different voice file installed, and the US voice upload tool also does not recognise his NZ installed voice version.

Therefore, there is no way we can safely pursue conversion of the US DFR7 to the NZ firmware (as the NZ voice file and upload tool seems not to have been released). This will be disappointing particularly for those of you wishing to use this DFR7 firmware in the USA. Therefore I would strongly recommend owners of the DFR7 to badger Uniden America Corporation to release an update for the DFR7 to introduce K band segmentation and any other features we know can be supported for the DFR7.

I have likewise contacted Uniden in the US to make them aware that some key aspects of the US DFR9 performance are currently inferior to some aspects of the US DFR7. This to me is particularly surprising. I am personally not impressed that the latest US DFR9 with its significantly higher price tag, has some detection performance that is limited where the discontinued US DFR7 performance is not.
Post automatically merged:
I.e. likewise I would expect the DFR9 to have detection capability down to 23.900, as well as having both Ka and K band segmentation.
 
Last edited:

UncleArthur

Learning to Drive
General User
Joined
Jun 22, 2019
Messages
40
Reaction score
27
Hi Guys,

(@UnidenSupport) Here's an update:

I met up with @Zakk today with his DFR7 NZ. I updated his gps database from V1.37 to my 2.12. This also gave me the opportunity to run some tests on the NZ firmware.
I can confirm it has a different voice file installed, and the US voice upload tool also does not recognise his NZ installed voice version.

Therefore, there is no way we can safely pursue conversion of the US DFR7 to the NZ firmware (as the NZ voice file and upload tool seems not to have been released). This will be disappointing particularly for those of you wishing to use this DFR7 firmware in the USA. Therefore I would strongly recommend owners of the DFR7 to badger Uniden America Corporation to release an update for the DFR7 to introduce K band segmentation and any other features we know can be supported for the DFR7.

I have likewise contacted Uniden in the US to make them aware that some key aspects of the US DFR9 performance are currently inferior to some aspects of the US DFR7. This to me is particularly surprising. I am personally not impressed that the latest US DFR9 with its significantly higher price tag, has some detection performance that is limited where the discontinued US DFR7 performance is not.
Post automatically merged:
I.e. likewise I would expect the DFR9 to have detection capability down to 23.900, as well as having both Ka and K band segmentation.
Thanks for the update and info, much appreciated.
 

Up All Night

Advanced User
Lifetime Premium Member
Joined
Nov 27, 2015
Messages
3,287
Reaction score
3,324
Location
Cleveland, OH
(@UnidenSupport) This will be disappointing particularly for those of you wishing to use this DFR7 firmware in the USA. Therefore I would strongly recommend owners of the DFR7 to badger Uniden America Corporation to release an update for the DFR7 to introduce K band segmentation and any other features we know can be supported for the DFR7
We’ve asked ages ago and got no response.
Figured there might be some licensing agreements that prevented porting the FW to the US, which is disappointing.
Posted from my iPhone using the RDF Mobile App!
 

Mithheru

Learning to Fly
Beginner User
Joined
Aug 8, 2018
Messages
249
Reaction score
479
We’ve asked ages ago and got no response.
Figured there might be some licensing agreements that prevented porting the FW to the US, which is disappointing.
@UnidenSupport

This is getting ridiculous. At present there is no firmware in any country which has full K band and Ka band segmentation on any of the Uniden detectors. Typically you get half baked segmentation that either does Ka band or K band. In the case of the DFR9 which is supposed to be the DFR7 replacement we have no segmentation of any kind for any bands.

It's getting to the stage where I might start looking into decompiling the firmware and rewriting it from scratch. There is software to do this, but it requires a lot of patience, and takes a lot of time.
 
Last edited:

UnidenSupport

Manufacturer
Beginner User
Manufacturer
Joined
Oct 16, 2018
Messages
346
Reaction score
1,631
@UnidenSupport

This is getting ridiculous. At present there is no firmware in any country which has full K band and Ka band segmentation on any of the Uniden detectors. Typically you get half baked segmentation that either does Ka band or K band. In the case of the DFR9 which is supposed to be the DFR7 replacement we have no segmentation of any kind for any bands.

It's getting to the stage where I might start looking into decompiling the firmware and rewriting it from scratch. There is software to do this, but it requires a lot of patience, and takes a lot of time.

I'm very sorry about the trouble that you guys are having. I can assure you that I have been closely monitoring the posts and concerns that you guys have made regarding this issue. I'm sending the information on over to my developmental department for further review, but that does take some time.

As soon as I get any information back from my corporate team, I'd be happy to share.

I appreciate your patience guys, and I'm sorry for all of the inconvenience.

Thanks.
 

UncleArthur

Learning to Drive
General User
Joined
Jun 22, 2019
Messages
40
Reaction score
27
I'm very sorry about the trouble that you guys are having. I can assure you that I have been closely monitoring the posts and concerns that you guys have made regarding this issue. I'm sending the information on over to my developmental department for further review, but that does take some time.

As soon as I get any information back from my corporate team, I'd be happy to share.

I appreciate your patience guys, and I'm sorry for all of the inconvenience.

Thanks.
Thank you. If you could offer K band segmentation on a US DFR7 like you do on a DFR7-NZ there would be a whole mountain of customers who would appreciated it.
 

astronot

Learning to Drive
General User
Joined
Apr 18, 2019
Messages
7
Reaction score
2
Location
Space
My old cheap china detector (20$) detecting speedcam but Dfr7 can't. This is frustration.
I think speedcam scans under 24.050Ghz.
May be NZ firmware helpfull.
 

Discord Server

Latest threads

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
78,466
Messages
1,194,310
Members
19,999
Latest member
Gmctrucks
Top