Uniden R7 Issues... Please no BS Just Issues Only Please!

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Wow seriously?
So one of the few lidar guns you actually have a chance of getting a scatter save doesn't even produce an alert on the R series...
Guess I need to also put my Redline on the windshield whenever I drive through MD.
Poliscan gives even most jammers besides the ALP a hard time because of the extremely sharp detection angle and short range that they work from. You will not get any time to react on a windshield detector against a Poliscan system.

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Poliscan gives even most jammers besides the ALP a hard time because of the extremely sharp detection angle and short range that they work from. You will not get any time to react on a windshield detector against a Poliscan system.
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Thats has not been my experience at all. My Redline has alerted to rear shooting Poliscans multiple times before being in the kill zone while driving through MD.
 

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Thats has not been my experience at all. My Redline has alerted to rear shooting Poliscans multiple times before being in the kill zone while driving through MD.
It could also possibly be another IR source, I remember my v1 alerting laser to IR cameras on the highway
 

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It could also possibly be another IR source, I remember my v1 alerting laser to IR cameras on the highway
It wasn't. BRD is correct in that the Poliscan is difficult to jam, however, due to the way it fires it does produce more scatter than your normal lidar gun. These reflections certainly don't help a jammer, but they do aid a detector.
 

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First encounter of this kind. Got an I/O Ka band and arrows where pointing to the sides but voice alert said rear with full bars on strength meter for about 4-5 seconds and then silent. There was a full size truck Dodge Ram in front of me and both of us on a complete stop while truck was waiting to make it clear to make a left turn. Road was curving to the left while we where at a complete stop. Looked around and could not have visual on LEO. Road then was clear and proceeded with caution. 15-20 sec later on a straight road, then I/O full strength with arrows pointing rear verified by voice. Looked at my RVM, saw LEO about a quarter mile behind me and had his radar remained in C/O. Still keeping an eye on him from my RVM to check if he was gaining on me. Few seconds later, I saw the blue lights. He caught one of the drivers going the opposite direction. Just love the R7 when it locked on LEO's radar. When the R7 gives you a full strength signal even if you could not see LEO, ALWAYS proceed with caution. My guess is that with the R7, the arrow indicators goes first and as always the voice comes later. My thinking is that, by the time the voice was to say the direction, it already had a full locked on to the rear. Anyway, just wanted to share what happened today.
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How do you do the mute memory? I am assuming you are talking about the lock out area?
Yes, it's the lockouts. When you double click the mute button it shows as 'mute memory'.
 

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Does anyone have issues with their R7 displaying the wrong speed? My detector is 2mph faster than what all my cars’ speedometers are. Not a major issue but kinda annoying looking at my speedometer and seeing 55 and the radar detector is saying 57.
 

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Does anyone have issues with their R7 displaying the wrong speed? My detector is 2mph faster than what all my cars’ speedometers are. Not a major issue but kinda annoying looking at my speedometer and seeing 55 and the radar detector is saying 57.
Have you tested your speedo? The detector may be right.
 

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Have you tested your speedo? The detector may be right.
I always drive to the GPS indicated speed on the RD or phone, as it is almost always more accurate than the speedo, although there is a bit of lag when accelerating/decelerating.

My wife's old C Class Merc, and my old Holden VY Commodore are/were the only speedo's that matched my GPS units.

All my other cars tend/tended to over-read, which is the manufacturer's safety point, as if the sppedo says you're doing 60 in a 60 zone, you're probably doing 56/57, so will never be booked for speeding if you're follow PSL on you car's speedo.
 

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I always use the GPS as the reference point. Every BMW I've owned (both 4 and 2-wheel) have had speedometers that consistently read 2-3 MPH higher than the GPS.
 

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All my cars have done the same other than my current car. I had this car tuned and in the tune I gave them the diameter of my one size up tires. Now the speedometer and GPS are spot on.
 

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It was fine in my scat pack after I updated the tire size, but my truck is off. I used a couple of apps as well on my phone and they all said 55 including the truck speedometer and the detector is saying 57. So just kinda confused. I’m going to try putting it in a couple of different vehicles and see what happens. It was always spot on so just weird it is now off and could be the truck, but two apps were saying the same thing as the truck.
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All my cars have done the same other than my current car. I had this car tuned and in the tune I gave them the diameter of my one size up tires. Now the speedometer and GPS are spot on.
Sounds like this is my issue. It was off a little bit on my scat pack and once i updated the tire diameter, it has been spot on. Now moving it to the truck for the winter, it has been off. I was just curious and wanted to ask. My OCD can’t handle different speedometers being displayed at the same time haha. So I have it just showing the compass now.
 
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I program my F150 for tire size changes from summer to winter, speedo error etc.
I run 4 different GPS units at once and they all are within 1 kph of each other.
Truck speedometer then programmed to match.
Remember all these GPS devices usually default to 2 second refresh rates so you need to travel straight and absolutely steady for everything to stabilize around a common speed.
They also round up or down to the nearest mph, which means at times you can easily have 2 mph variance between GPS's.
Repeated straight and steady runs will reveal the % difference of speedo to GPS. Believe the GPS.
 

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Here's an issue that isn't really a problem but more a huge inconvenience. Uniden needs to give the R7 an interface so we can access the menu settings on a laptop. The more they add features and options, especially those that rely on one setting to be on in order to see other settings, the more we need a way to see everything at one time.
Another side benefit would be saving settings to your laptop so that in the event you have to do a factory reset you can reload your previous settings without having to remember every single option.

I don't care about BT or app connectivity but just allowing us to have wired access to the settings would be a huge benefit.
 

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There is no data communication channel available in the RJ11 port so please stop asking for stuff that cant happen. There are just 2 wires for power and 2 wires for mute and led control. If there is a bug please use this thread to report issues.

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Here's an issue that isn't really a problem but more a huge inconvenience. Uniden needs to give the R7 an interface so we can access the menu settings on a laptop. The more they add features and options, especially those that rely on one setting to be on in order to see other settings, the more we need a way to see everything at one time.
Another side benefit would be saving settings to your laptop so that in the event you have to do a factory reset you can reload your previous settings without having to remember every single option.

I don't care about BT or app connectivity but just allowing us to have wired access to the settings would be a huge benefit.
Good thought. It would be very beneficial to have some sort of graphical user interface so you can see the menu options/settings laid out and then "point and click". I'd gladly take it wired or bluetooth, laptop or smartphone.
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There is no data communication channel available in the RJ11 port so please stop asking for stuff that cant happen. There are just 2 wires for power and 2 wires for mute and led control. If there is a bug please use this thread to report issues.

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@leesrt didn't mention the RJ11 port. His concept could easily be accomplished via the micro USB port. Given that's the port for firmware updates, it does support data communication.
 
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There is no data communication channel available in the RJ11 port so please stop asking for stuff that cant happen. There are just 2 wires for power and 2 wires for mute and led control. If there is a bug please use this thread to report issues.

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OK, how about this, a $600 radar detector should have come with a feature like that since it seems to be the standard for other similarly priced radar detectors. To me that's a defect that needs to be addressed If not in this version in future ones.

Also, not sure why you're thinking that this option would use the RJ11 port?

I'm not talking about a menu feature you can use on the fly, like the Escorts, Just something that you can pull up on your laptop , like when you're upgrading software. That way you can save your settings to the laptop and have them for future use.
 

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OK, how about this, a $600 radar detector should have come with a feature like that since it seems to be the standard for other similarly priced radar detectors. To me that's a defect that needs to be addressed If not in this version in future ones.

Also, not sure why you're thinking that this option would use the RJ11 port?

I'm not talking about a menu feature you can use on the fly, like the Escorts, Just something that you can pull up on your laptop , like when you're upgrading software. That way you can save your settings to the laptop and have them for future use.
$600 radar detector was released with description of what it can do and what it can offer in the future in regard to lockouts. If you bought it based on its description then its not a bug or issue if a radar detector can not do things that it was not intended to do. This thread was started to allow engineers a place to quickly see what issues people are having with no BS. Please review the title of this thread

"Uniden R7 Issues... Please no BS Just Issues Only Please!"

Filling up the thread with complainants it cant do what you want it to do its not helpful. I asked for only issues and look what this thread turned into and we are on the 41st page and Uniden now will not waste their time sifting through hundreds of posts to find some real issues burried in this thread. There are several complaint threads about the same subject you are complaining about. You can join in on several of those.
 
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Posts should nicely fit into the categories of the 1st post, that's kept updated.
Here is one issue that I don't know how to describe or suggest fix.
Please review and add to 1st post list if it qualifies.
Thanks.
 

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