Who's going to switch from the 360 to the R7?

Will you switch from the Max 360 to the R7?

  • Yes

    Votes: 47 61.8%
  • Maybe

    Votes: 13 17.1%
  • No

    Votes: 16 21.1%

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Who's going to make the switch from their Max 360 to the Uniden R7 with arrows? Poll above!

 

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I just picked up a Max360 a few days ago on eBay for a very fair Buy It Now price. 10 minutes after the R7 leak I sold my spare R3 (still kept one) for a fair Buy it Now price in anticipation of a drop in value.

I’ll run the 360 for a bit just for the sport of it.

I WILL be an early adopter of the R7. The size and weight of the Max 360 will make for an excellent door stop .
 
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Depends. If the display can be concealed using an accessory or via smart phone, I’ll switch. If not, Max 360 until something else from Escort and/or any other company will step up.
 

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My Max 360c has served me well so far. The range has been just fine and I have had no lockups. I don’t need RDD immunity in Texas. BSM’s are not giving me fits like they were with my old detector. I am very pleased with it. It is a recent purchase but so far so very good.

The R7 sounds like a pretty nice piece of hardware and I may eventually buy one. However, to me, right now it might as well be vaporware. It is just a prototype and hasn’t even entered beta testing. Comments on the forums seem to indicate that it is going to need better BSM filtering than the R3 to make many happy. It doesn’t have WiFi or Bluetooth. It won’t get automatic lockouts or some other features until the first firmware upgrade sometime this summer. No one has even tested one to see how well it will perform in the real world.

Then there is Radenso, who isn’t going to sit on their laurels either. They indicate they are working on some big things down the line so they could blow everyone out of the water. If so then look out. TIme will tell.

All that being said Jon at Radenso has a big announcement coming soon. He also said that the next year will shake up the industry like no one can anticipate. That makes me wonder if all of the current detectors may soon be obsolete.

I will use my Max 360c until it fails me or is rendered obsolete or unreliable. Then I will pick the next successor. I was looking for a new detector when I found this one.
 

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Not going to pay 600 dollars for any radar detector period. If price comes down yes I will own one. Only paid 400 for 360. My 360 is great very good range on KA half mile to mile and I own R3. And find myself running the 360 most of the time. Filtering is 10 times better period.
 

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My 360 is in my wife’s car and it suits her fine. I doubt I will upgrade her to the R7 for a while. Her detector has never had any lockup problems so far, knock on wood.
 

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With the latest firmware the 360 is very good at BSM filters. IF they can fix a couple current bugs it is a pretty good RD. The 360 is big, I would like to see the R7 side by side to it when they release it. The more I think about it the more I am not sure if I will make the jump, at least not right away. The 360 could use more sensitivity, especially in tougher terrain, but that is why I run the R3 if need be. $600 is a fair amount of money, but looks to be worth it based on the performance/features of this new unit. As others said I waited for my 360 to drop in price before picking it up, and I have a feeling I will with the R7 as well. It could be worth the $600, just don't need to part with that much cash considering what I already have.

I am not expecting anything ground breaking, but the new/updated EL should be released and it would be nice to give that a run to see if that adds any benefit to keeping the 360.

When it comes down to it there are just too many unknowns right now to make the decision. I will let others be the early adopters and go onto the second wait list, like I did with the R3, if needed.

This is going to end up being a long few months as we all wait!
 
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My Max 360c has served me well so far. The range has been just fine and I have had no lockups. I don’t need RDD immunity in Texas. BSM’s are not giving me fits like they were with my old detector. I am very pleased with it. It is a recent purchase but so far so very good.

The R7 sounds like a pretty nice piece of hardware and I may eventually buy one. However, to me, right now it might as well be vaporware. It is just a prototype and hasn’t even entered beta testing. Comments on the forums seem to indicate that it is going to need better BSM filtering than the R3 to make many happy. It doesn’t have WiFi or Bluetooth. It won’t get automatic lockouts or some other features until the first firmware upgrade sometime this summer. No one has even tested one to see how well it will perform in the real world.

Then there is Radenso, who isn’t going to sit on their laurels either. They indicate they are working on some big things down the line so they could blow everyone out of the water. If so then look out. TIme will tell.

All that being said Jon at Radenso has a big announcement coming soon. He also said that the next year will shake up the industry like no one can anticipate. That makes me wonder if all of the current detectors may soon be obsolete.

I will use my Max 360c until it fails me or is rendered obsolete or unreliable. Then I will pick the next successor. I was looking for a new detector when I found this one.
Very nice. Not that you need my approval, but that was great. Factual, anti-agenda, and to the point. Real nice!
 

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Do we know for sure whether it too will be radar detector detector (RDD) proof with the addition of the second antenna ?
 

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Do we know for sure whether it too will be radar detector detector (RDD) proof with the addition of the second antenna ?
I don’t think it’s been officially said, but I don’t believe there is any reason to think it would not be RDD immune.
 

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Not going to pay 600 dollars for any radar detector period. If price comes down yes I will own one. Only paid 400 for 360. My 360 is great very good range on KA half mile to mile and I own R3. And find myself running the 360 most of the time. Filtering is 10 times better period.
Back in the 80's the original Escort was $245.00, I paid $185.00 for a Bel 844s Express. That Bel was a monster back then on K band. I was making like 5 bucks an hour. With todays hourly wages $600.00 is not really out of line. I understand what your saying but the market is what it is.
 

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Looks like most people will switch over, glad to see that since it's very well earned! April cant come soon enough :dance:
 

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This new R7 doesn’t seem to come close to offering what Escorts top of the line detectors are offering...

1) No Bluetooth connection..(looks like Uniden doesn’t want to invest in a Live App Ever) and you cannot adjust settings on your cell phone...That’s low budget...

2) No WiFi connection...looks like you cannot upload firmware thru a home WiFi connection ....that’s low budget.

3) It looks like a V1 ....(great new styling)(lol) ....that’s low budget.

4) It’s Huge compared to the R3....(I thought small size mattered to Uniden people)

5) It’s probably as heavy as a Brick....I thought that mattered too....( No more above the tint line mounting)

6) The cost...$600 bones... I thought Uniden folks only wanted to pay $300 to $400..( How could a company charge its customers Soooo much.... someone needs to speak to the CEO of the company.)

7)... Now we will see how it fairs against the King ..... right off the bat it looks like a cheap copy of many Great Radar Detectors... But on a budget!
 

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10 minutes after the R7 leak I sold my spare R3 (still kept one) for a fair Buy it Now price in anticipation of a drop in value.
Sounds like you are in the import / export business, like day-trading stocks before the price drops :)
 

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Sounds like you are in the import / export business, like day-trading stocks before the price drops :)
Lol. Your close. I watch the classifieds (Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, etc.. ) very close for deals. The best ones are the people selling decent detectors for almost nothing and not knowing the value. I’ll play with it for a couple of weeks and sell it for more. When I spend $600 for a R7 it’s basically paid for, maybe a small loss. If I notice activity on the forum that will bring down the value of something that I have and don’t use, I’ll unload it on eBay before the average user knows it’s old news. The day the R3 was announced I sold 2 LRD 950’s for almost retail price before average joe knew there was something better. This system allows me to enjoy the hobby at minimal expense.

Edit: I worked at Charles Schwab before the dot com bust back in the day. I may have picked up a few traits while I was there.
 
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I'll be switching off to the R7 when it releases. I enjoy my 360 it's been my daily driver since it launched. I'll keep it around for a little while once the R7 comes in just to get some comparatives in but ultimately I feel like the R7 will be a much better replacement and my 360 will get sent to a friend. I doubt it will be close to as heavy as the Max 360 which is seriously hefty, still holds just fine mounted up high on the windshield with 3M tape however.
 

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