Anyone else having their R7 not alert to Laser?

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I'm in Maryland and they use speed cameras. They are portable boxes that they move around from time to time. Some of these boxes shoot laser. My V1 will go full blast laser as soon as I pass one but my R7 does not alert to anything. I haven't marked anything and I've deleted all marked locations. Anyone have any idea what's going on? I'll try to get a video if I can.
 

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No need, it is well known the R series are almost blind to laser,which is disappointing for people not able to afford a 1000 dollar laser defense system.
 

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I'm in Maryland and they use speed cameras. They are portable boxes that they move around from time to time. Some of these boxes shoot laser. My V1 will go full blast laser as soon as I pass one but my R7 does not alert to anything. I haven't marked anything and I've deleted all marked locations. Anyone have any idea what's going on? I'll try to get a video if I can.
Do you have MRCD activated on the R7? I ask because it seems in Baltimore City and County, all those laser speed cams in front of schools are being replaced with MRCD units.
 

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No need, it is well known the R series are almost blind to laser,which is disappointing for people not able to afford a 1000 dollar laser defense system.
Well that is very disappointing. I was really enjoying using the R7. I may have to return it now. I was very excited about this thing too. The right suction cup also seems to not want to stick. I'll call BuyDig tomorrow.

Do you have MRCD activated on the R7? I ask because it seems in Baltimore City and County, all those laser speed cams in front of schools are being replaced with MRCD units.
I do indeed.
 
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We'll, that is very disappointing. I was really enjoying using the R7. I may have to return it now. I was very excited about this thing too. The right suction cup also seems to not want to stick. I'll call BuyDig tomorrow.
I mean I do not care how much Vortex tells us "meh Laser detection does not make a difference anyhow and you should by jammers"to some of us that do not have the money for the laser jammers it is all we have ! I was saved by the V1 laser detector twice , sometimes they do not get a lock right of way and you may be able to slow down, or other cars may get hit, so to say that "meh go buy a 1000 jammer" is a bit insulting (no offense to Vortex I love your videos)

I want to see a laser detector test on the max 360c.

now it is true that the R7 is a better radar detector , so probably not a reason to return the R7, use Waze and that may be much better than a detector that detects laser
 

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I expected better for a $600 radar detector. If I get hit with Laser, I want know about it. The thing is hitting me directly and it is not alerting.
at least this one does not false constantly like the R3, I think they resorted to just make it blind to fix the falses, I have not gotten hit with a laser gun yet but based on what I have seen..the V1 would go off on the toll boot and some car's brake lights, the R7 did not warn to laser once on my last trip to Savannah,the R7 is an amazing detector but for 600 dollars you would think it would have blue tooth to pair to the phone for motorcycle users ,awesome laser lenses and higher quality, too many detectors breaking down including screen burn ins, at least the 360 feels better built.

Also the fact that they claim Spectre immunity and they are not(even though the range they are detected seems less than the 360) it may not be enough to save you from a radar detector ticket.
 

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I have video. Uploading.
 

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Where are you guys mounting the detector?

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Next to rear view. My V1 alerts mo matter where it is.
 

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I expected better for a $600 radar detector. If I get hit with Laser, I want know about it. The thing is hitting me directly and it is not alerting.
I got hit by MSP today, and my R7 alerted.. I swear he was less than 300 ft from me... He didn't even have the LIDAR gun to his face. He had it propped up on his driver side window.

Next to rear view. My V1 alerts mo matter where it is.
I think the V1 has the laser sensor on the front, while the R7 has it on top.. The R7 will have trouble when it's mounted high. I have my R7 mounted just above the dash.
 

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I got hit by MSP today, and my R7 alerted.. I swear he was less than 300 ft from me... He didn't even have the LIDAR gun to his face. He had it propped up on his driver side window.



I think the V1 has the laser sensor on the front, while the R7 has it on top.. The R7 will have trouble when it's mounted high. I have my R7 mounted just above the dash.
I've tried mounting it middle of windshield and nothing.
 

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My old V1 picked up laser quite reliably and saved me more than once when it either picked up a reflection from another vehicle, shot through the glass of the vehicle in front of me, or hit directly by a shaking LEO's aim before they took a second shot at me. If it saves me from just ONE ticket, my RD is paid for in full, and most likely a few times over when insurance premiums are factored in!

Am I correct in assuming it is the clear "Eagle Eye" mounted on top of the R7 that detects laser signals? (If so, that's a mighty small sensor). Or does the R7 pick it up somewhere through the front and rear antennas? Anyone know for sure?
 

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My old V1 picked up laser quite reliably and saved me more than once when it either picked up a reflection from another vehicle, shot through the glass of the vehicle in front of me, or hit directly by a shaking LEO's aim before they took a second shot at me. If it saves me from just ONE ticket, my RD is paid for in full, and most likely a few times over when insurance premiums are factored in!

Am I correct in assuming it is the clear "Eagle Eye" mounted on top of the R7 that detects laser signals? (If so, that's a mighty small sensor). Or does the R7 pick it up somewhere through the front and rear antennas? Anyone know for sure?
That is a good question that I would like to know too!

OK based on this post, it seems it has a very small sensor in the front, the "eagle eye" is for 360 shot detection, but I am pretty sure based on the size that it almost has to be hitting the detector to pick it up

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Compare to the V1 front lense and you will see why
 
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It would be nice to know because the "Eagle Eye" in my R7 is mis-positioned in the case with the front being lower into the case. And the side arrows don't really work at all except for a split second under some circumstances. Certainly not as well as my antique V1 used to.

So does that mean the "Eagle Eye" is supposed to pick up laser from 360 degrees? That seems kind of useless being that they have to be in front or behind you to get your speed and would never shoot you from the side anyway. Or is it to pick up a radar signal to activate the side arrows?...
 

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It would be nice to know because the "Eagle Eye" in my R7 is mis-positioned in the case with the front being lower into the case. And the side arrows don't really work at all except for a split second under some circumstances. Certainly not as well as my antique V1 used to.

So does that mean the "Eagle Eye" is supposed to pick up laser from 360 degrees? That seems kind of useless being that they have to be in front or behind you to get your speed and would never shoot you from the side anyway. Or is it to pick up a radar signal to activate the side arrows?...
the eagle eye does not pick up any radar, it is meant to pick up side and rear laser scatter and maybe a bit from the front, the unit also has a sensor in the front of the detector.

Radar and the arrows are picked up by the big horns in the front and read of the detector
 

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Once my R7 comes back from Vortex I will do some testing with my Ultralyte and the two R7s and R3 I have....

I don't have a V1 for comparison but would be happy to put someone's against for comparison results if I was able to get my hands on one...

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Once my R7 comes back from Vortex I will do some testing with my Ultralyte and the two R7s and R3 I have....

I don't have a V1 for comparison but would be happy to put someone's against for comparison results if I was able to get my hands on one...

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that would be awesome, although the V1 is for sure the champ it would be nice to compare since Vortex already said he is not interested since everyone should get jammers instead and because it is too hard to test.
 

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Well, in some ways, technologically speaking, he is right about placement. Essentially all laser targets are at the grill level (headlights, bumper, lic plate etc) and a lidar gun in good functioning condition will send a beam much like that of a laser pointer just not in a visible spectrum.

Essentially what you are asking is for a Radar Detector to see that laser pointer without it being pointed directly at it which is no easy task.

You have a better shot at distance because the laser does emit light as more of a cone with spread - each gun will have a different spread based on focus and tuning but you could see an 18 in wide beam at hundreds of feet especially once you introduce hand shake from holding the gun etc.

Unfortunately areas that are usually using laser are doing so at closer distance where you have little to no opportunity anyways. Ill share an interaction I had in Illinois with my ALP setup and R3 last year if I can find it.

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Here we go. Wife was driving and waze had alerted way in advance but it will give an example of your common place lidar use.

Now in other areas, ie. Georgia - they shoot you from behind from an overpass.

Consider that a snowballs chance unless you get reflection scatter from a vehicle in front of you.... But even then they are using a DETC usually which is super low energy compared to some and very difficult to even jam.


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Well, in some ways, technologically speaking, he is right about placement. Essentially all laser targets are at the grill level (headlights, bumper, lic plate etc) and a lidar gun in good functioning condition will send a beam much like that of a laser pointer just not in a visible spectrum.

Essentially what you are asking is for a Radar Detector to see that laser pointer without it being pointed directly at it which is no easy task.

You have a better shot at distance because the laser does emit light as more of a cone with spread - each gun will have a different spread based on focus and tuning but you could see an 18 in wide beam at hundreds of feet especially once you introduce hand shake from holding the gun etc.

Unfortunately areas that are usually using laser are doing so at closer distance where you have little to no opportunity anyways. Ill share an interaction I had in Illinois with my ALP setup and R3 last year if I can find it.

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except that for the some of us that we can't afford jammers that is all the chance we got, the V1 saved me a couple of times so it is not completely a crazy idea that it just may save you if the officer tries to hit you from too far or his hand is shaking
 

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