It should be interesting to see how many think arrows are worth 600.00

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I've always liked the concept of arrows. I just didn't want to have them in conjunction with a phone. That's not something I was interested in. Then Escort came out with the 360 and, well, Escort escorted any desire for that unit right out of contention with all the bugs they can't seem to fix. Now, the R7 is coming up and I'm interested again. $599 is a little more than I anticipated, but I may grab one later.
 

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Situational Awareness is only foreign to them because they've never experienced it; It's not their fault, they're blind to the extra dimension, so it's very easy to disregard the value since they truly don't understand it.
It's like trying to explain the 4th dimension to an average person.
Ain't nobody got time for that ;)
 

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Ive often wondered , they say dont put your rd up in that blue tint at the top of the windshield , or if u have it tinted up there , why ? So lets see a rear horn looks out a rear tinted glass !!! Hmm how good is it really , mayb good im not sure ive never used 1 ive never had a need i drive forward i can tell a rear signal is a leo runing up my ass and i can tell when it happens with no rear horn !! Ill ck off any detector with a rear horn , i havent had a problem yet to need arrows i understand a threat and the ramp up !! I do enjoy stirring the pot and smoking it , to each there own , enjoy those training wheels ;-)
 

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Ive often wondered , they say dont put your rd up in that blue tint at the top of the windshield , or if u have it tinted up there , why ? So lets see a rear horn looks out a rear tinted glass !!! Hmm how good is it really , mayb good im not sure ive never used 1 ive never had a need i drive forward i can tell a rear signal is a leo runing up my ass and i can tell when it happens with no rear horn !! Ill ck off any detector with a rear horn , i havent had a problem yet to need arrows i understand a threat and the ramp up !! I do enjoy stirring the pot and smoking it , to each there own , enjoy those training wheels ;-)
As long as it's not metallic tint the rear horn won't be affected.
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Arrows are not training wheels. Not even in the slightest. I own too many detectors. If a cop is behind you... Speed up... If a cop is hiding... Wait until you see the arrows flip... Then speed up... If arrows ahead slow down. It gives you confidence when to gas it or drop the hammer. I don't get you guys... I don't know how many instances where I've been driving with the R1 not knowing I've already passed the LEO and been stuck at 55 or 70ish.
 
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No need for 8 pages to answer your question. I can answer that for you right now. A lot. There will be tons of demand for the R7 and I don't think it's only because of arrows. Sure, people have been asking for that but I think there'd be huge demand for any detector Uniden makes. They've done more than any manufacturer than I've ever seen for any consumer product, not just RD, for their customers. The reputation they've built with their willingness to improve on an already very solid product speaks volumes.
 

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slow down until you've cleared the area.
With an R series RD that could be slowing down for 3 miles or more - with no arrows, maybe already passed it and still getting an alert
 

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I would pay $600usd for the r7 because it pretty much the ultimate standalone detector. However, I’m not confident witb unidens ability to release a nice smooth arrow detector since they have no experience with it. So I have to wait on the sidelines to see how it pans out.

In that time frame. Other manufacturers with dual horn experience could come out with something and tip the scale back into their favor and convince me to open my wallet.
 

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New R3 and RD Owner Would have loved arrows.

When I am out bird hunting with my pointer, I prefer he lets me know what direction bird is to flush it out. If he just points any direction when around a bird not much help.
 

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He doesn’t need to. He swears this one time he got a 5+ mile 35.5 detection from the rear through trees and curves and uphill both ways in the snow. No holes in that hubris.
Many times, its been amazing... Actually, @Buz made a good point about driving at night, especially. Along with some other members that added something of value..

@JeremyR, not at all an attack;
Have you ever used a dual horn unit or system?
No I havent. what were my options a v1, 360, both out of my price range.

It gives you confidence when to gas it or drop the hammer. ... I don't know how many instances where I've been driving with the R1 not knowing I've already passed the LEO and been stuck at 55 or 70ish.
Good point, I would like an R7 now.. That would be a real nice feature. Just imagined it..:)

But I wont be able to afford the R7 for a while at $600. 4 - 500 I would probably bounce on it much sooner and sell the R1.

My bigger problem, laser. The r1 is a beast on ka and k, total confidence. But I got one ticket on lidar, 10 mi from my house. So I should invest in anti-laser which is very expensive..

The R7 isnt going to do anything for that, not even good laser detection. Laser is here, along with both K and Ka in my area. K band use has increased for some reason it seems the last year. (Northern Illinois)
 
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Got 3 of the R3s to Dump after the R7s come online, Was on Flebay last night looks like I'm not only one dumping their R3, Thoughts are we only have a short time frame before prcies drop on the used market for the R3
Sold both of my R's (1&3) almost immediately after I read about the R7. They still have good resale value now and it's not like they are "old" models since they really haven't been out for that long. I had been using my R-O (bought in 2010 and later updated for band segmentation) the last month or so anyway. I only have one car so I don't have a good reason to have 3 detectors, much less 4. I do want the arrows though and where I do most of my driving extra sensitivity is another plus as the terrain here is such that alerts a half mile and sometimes much less are more the norm.
 

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Having a detector with arrows is like having an extra set of eyes to watch your back. Not having arrows is like not having a rear view mirror.
 

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Arrows are not absolutely necessary , but it is another tool to dodge road piratry.
I remember just after ditching my V1 for a Sti (ban area) :
i almost got a ticket cause i figured the threat was coming from a visible cop the other side ...
i slowed in case ...bingo was another cop targetting my forward way .
Onion skin theory is proven everyday...the more you have the better the odds.
 

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I would pay $600usd for the r7 because it pretty much the ultimate standalone detector. However, I’m not confident witb unidens ability to release a nice smooth arrow detector since they have no experience with it. So I have to wait on the sidelines to see how it pans out.

In that time frame. Other manufacturers with dual horn experience could come out with something and tip the scale back into their favor and convince me to open my wallet.
Yes this is Uniden’s first RD with arrows but the R series release was flawless so dont really see how this would be any different, guess you are suggesting maybe the arrows are lagging etc?
 

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Arrows (and second rear-facing antenna) are pretty useful, for both enthusiasts and for casual users, and I'm sure there will be plenty of buyers for this model. And yea, similar models from Escort and V1 are cheaper but if Uniden's model will have better range and better false signal filtering (or at least as good as Escort 360) - the price point should not be an issue. Especially for people who don't want to pair their detector with the smartphone to get the most out of it.
 

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Vortex just posted a video about Uniden. Supposedly there is only one person named Kooney out of the entire company that worked on detectors. Well now he's leaving to join Radenso. That makes me wonder if the R7 will be future proof. They will be looking for a replacement but who knows if a new person will be as good as him.
 

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Vortex just posted a video about Uniden. Supposedly there is only one person named Kooney out of the entire company that worked on detectors. Well now he's leaving to join Radenso. That makes me wonder if the R7 will be future proof. They will be looking for a replacement but who knows if a new person will be as good as him.
They'll likely drop the line of detectors. Uniden can survive without that business.
 

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They'll likely drop the line of detectors. Uniden can survive without that business.
I don’t think so at all. Sure Kuni is no longer there, but I think they’ll find someone to replace him and continue on the same path. I think there may be some changes to the timing of updates, the priority of what gets tweaked, and perhaps communication with the community, but maybe not. Time will tell.
 

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Agree, Uniden has made a real dent in the market with the R series and sold alot of units...they continue to make it better (fw 1.48) and based on the momentum highly likely they will continue. When the R7 is released they will sell a bunch of those and continue to be a player. With Kuni leaving I am sure it was difficult for them, but all companies go through changes, this one is tougher as he was one of there main guys in this segement. Uniden’s challenge is to find an equal or better replacement, because competition just got a hell alot of tougher for them...
 

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I don’t think so at all. Sure Kuni is no longer there, but I think they’ll find someone to replace him and continue on the same path. I think there may be some changes to the timing of updates, the priority of what gets tweaked, and perhaps communication with the community, but maybe not. Time will tell.
Time will tell.
 

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