eBay Auction: Escort RedLine-O with BS/RDR Firmware (1 Viewer)

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What I know from reading the listing and looking at the photos.
  • BS/RDR Firmware
  • Appears to be the Plastic Housing (good for hot weather) due to the molding visible on the button lip.
 

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I'm gonna give it a shot
Depending on where you drive the Redline is not as bad as many say IMO. You must haveTSR On and using Auto mode will also help but adds a little range penalty but it does Ok on K band and Ka is always top notch. I only use Auto when I need to.

I don't do a lot of city driving, mostly rural and run the Redline almost daily...it is however, not good for city use.

I am not sure if BSM's have changed lately but about the only BSM falses I get are the same as my R3, they might be slightly different but the total number of falses is close to the same.

Depends on where you drive...

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Depending on where you drive the Redline is not as bad as many say IMO. You must haveTSR On and using Auto mode will also help but adds a little range penalty but it does Ok on K band and Ka is always top notch. I only use Auto when I need to.

I don't do a lot of city driving, mostly rural and run the Redline almost daily...it is however, not good for city use.

I am not sure if BSM's have changed lately but about the only BSM falses I get are the same as my R3, they might be slightly different but the total number of falses is close to the same.

Depends on where you drive...

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I’m just buying it to have in my collection mainly. But yes the Redline is still fantastic with the right settings
 

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I’m just buying it to have in my collection mainly. But yes the Redline is still fantastic with the right settings
I sold mine and then found I missed the alert sounds -- bought another one for nostalgia a year later :D

That, and I wanted to try putting it to the test of off-axis 35.5 Ka band. It's reputation for off-axis 35.5 is well deserved.
 

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I sold mine and then found I missed the alert sounds -- bought another one for nostalgia a year later :D

That, and I wanted to try putting it to the test of off-axis 35.5 Ka band. It's reputation for off-axis 35.5 is well deserved.
Haha I've always had such nostalgia for the Redline, especially the tones. Definitely hope this doesn't get skyrocketed up too high near the closing. I am chasing this and a V1 for my collection.
 

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Haha I've always had such nostalgia for the Redline, especially the tones. Definitely hope this doesn't get skyrocketed up too high near the closing. I am chasing this and a V1 for my collection.
If it does, there are always tons of other listings. It seems like a flood of them have come up for sale now in the winter season. I wouldn't bid it up too high. I will see the BS/RDR's sell for ~$300 usually. Actually seeing a seller that lists it and knows what BS/RDR is, is rare though. The other way I usually determine if the model is a BS/RDR is based on the firmware version.

Should you miss out on this one... don't fret. Here's some information to help you identify a BS/RDR unit in the wild.

Determining Hardware Version of the Escort RedLine (aka RedLine-O / RedLine Original):

Starting in the middle of 2016, all Escort RedLines began shipping with the Band Segmentation / Radar Detector Rejection updated firmware. RedLine's manufactured after August 2016 should have this BS/RDR firmware right from the factory. Since we know that the manufacturer Month (MM) and manufacture Year (YY) would be expressed in the last 4 digits of the serial numbers as MMYY, we can determine if a given detector was manufactured before or after the point when they started shipping with BS/RDR. A unit with a serial number ending with 0816 means it was manufactured August of 2016; A serial number ending with 1213 means December 2013, etc.

It is possible that earlier units were sent in and upgraded to BS/RDR by Escort, or via a user with an EscortLive bluetooth connected cable, but this was much less common and truly only done by enthusiasts.

More reading on the Escort RedLine with regards to Wire-bonded Low Noise Amplifiers (WB LNA):
Opening up an Escort RedLine Manufactured Week 50 of 2016 <- And see the links at the top of that post as well.
 

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Didn't win, went up too high for my liking, for now anyways. Not really itching for one just trying to get one to fill a bottomless void in my soul for wanting anything and everything lol. Maybe next time.
 

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