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No firmware links or product info yet on the Blulink site
 

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@Aucklandradar - In your confirming K band segmentation, it tips my purchase decision. Is this a "NZ" version and is there any difference with updating from a "US" version? Do you know whether there is much stock available at radardirect or in New Zealand?

I'm very tempted to buy one next Monday morning... pity as I only just got my R1 in Feb!
 

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@Aucklandradar - In your confirming K band segmentation, it tips my purchase decision. Is this a "NZ" version and is there any difference with updating from a "US" version? Do you know whether there is much stock available at radardirect or in New Zealand?

I'm very tempted to buy one next Monday morning... pity as I only just got my R1 in Feb!
I believe I purchased the last unit Radar Direct had. They are getting more though. Not sure when.

Attached are some images show the start up splash screen is different to us versions.

And also the db version
 

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@Aucklandradar - Thanks, I saw your post in the Uniden forum also, the pic with the K1 menu option. I am sold with the prospect of just running with full K1 sensitivity on the open road, and being sort of real-time connected in my driving situational awareness. I have never really been a fan of being reliant on the GPS database nor Waze crowd-supported approach (although useful), so it will be interesting to see how good the R7's detection of Redflex is in city and highway use. For me, I think I am more likely to be straying over PSL and getting pinged by a Redflex, so this new K segmentation firmware can only get better for us Kiwis.
 

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So we have some real developments here.

I have got my first R7 on order from overseas. The NZ firmware K band segmentation is a really nice feature. However, I reckon blulink will keep the firmware hidden for a while by just releasing GPS updates (i.e. to stop someone like me, since they know of my existence now). Lets just hope therefore there are no major bugs in the NZ firmware. However, I do reckon they will have done quite a bit of testing.

I can get the US ones working here, and which still has damn good range and sensitivity. The US firmware is still pretty good, and I reckon Uniden US will also provide more options going forward. I can also keep our full GPS database which transfers over from the R3, as I can keep this refined and updated. This is particularly relevant for Australia where we have more than double the number of GPS alerts than the Uniden 1.37 GPS version.

Another piece of news I thought I'd share: At least for New Zealand there is not a single Patent Application that has been filed by Escort. There is also not a single patent in force covering radar detectors. So if blulink wants to implement auto gps lockouts in NZ there is nothing to stop them. I suspect they probably haven't realised this (I know the patent system, but to others it is very complicated, please trust my comments/knowledge here).
 
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@Aucklandradar - Thanks, I saw your post in the Uniden forum also, the pic with the K1 menu option. I am sold with the prospect of just running with full K1 sensitivity on the open road, and being sort of real-time connected in my driving situational awareness. I have never really been a fan of being reliant on the GPS database nor Waze crowd-supported approach (although useful), so it will be interesting to see how good the R7's detection of Redflex is in city and highway use. For me, I think I am more likely to be straying over PSL and getting pinged by a Redflex, so this new K segmentation firmware can only get better for us Kiwis.
Yes I can confirm that it Detects redflex really well in my limited testing. It Detects the Waterview redflex cameras from further than any of my other detectors... I've used all the top end ones. Easily will give you time to slow for a redflex van.

Only thing I found is that even with k band segmentation there is quite a few BSM falses but I think this comes with the territory given how sensitive the detector is.
Hopefully they can sort that but it's still manageable in its current form with k band segmentation.

Personal J wouldn't drive with k band on if it didn't have k band segmentation.
Even now I turn it off just cause I like peace and quiet.
 

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That's about all I use too, except I go a bit higher to 24.110.
@Aucklandradar -I have never really been a fan of being reliant on the GPS database nor Waze crowd-supported approach (although useful), so it will be interesting to see how good the R7's detection of Redflex is in city and highway use.
Interesting comment, I'm the opposite, I'm not a fan of 20 metres warning on a pole mount facing away from you. My database give me 800 metres warning.
 
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Interesting FW version. Vortex I believe showed he w "beta" testing that. Curious what is different on that one, unless you were able to get your hands on that FW.
 

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@Aucklandradar - Radar Direct advised that only 12 units were shipped to New Zealand this month, with 3 units each to Auckland and their Wellington and Christchurch affiliates. Auckland stock is sold and I ordered the last unit ex Wellington. Further stock arrives next month.

Interesting comment, I'm the opposite, I'm not a fan of 20 metres warning on a pole mount facing away from you. My database give me 800 metres warning.
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Yes, GPS databases and Waze is useful, but I like the idea of more reliable raw K1 band performance, particularly for the new fixed cameras that are springing up and those pesky mobile vans.
 
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Fair enough, horses for courses and all that. I ran just Ka from the time cameras were introduced till the last year or so. And that's only because I was curious about K performance against them. I still have more saves with Mk1 eyeballs.
 

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Interesting comment, I'm the opposite, I'm not a fan of 20 metres warning on a pole mount facing away from you. My database give me 800 metres warning.
I'm with Lou G on this one. In NZ there really aren't that many cameras. However in AU they are everywhere. V1.37 is such a step backwards it is so out of date for Australia. Also only one of the new Auckland redlight cameras are included. Once they start introducing redlight and speed cameras, and/or you're driving on long trips, you're going to loose patience paying attention to every K band false alert. K band warning on a motorway for a redflex either van or pole mount camera is still really short. The new redflex motorway pole mount camera for example in Dunedin is going to be so hard. I tested this one in the R3 several times with both GPS and K band, yes the R7 range is better, but not by a lot.
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Ultimately there is a reason GPS was added. In my opinion against redflex you need both the best K band you can get, as well as the best GPS you can get.
 
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No I have not. I thought mrcd used ka band?
I don't think it will work though..
Nope MRCD is on K band and on my R3 I detected Redflex stationary cameras as MRCD so be interesting if the mobile vans also can get detected as MRCD.. Would mean no need to run K band on.
 

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Nope MRCD is on K band and on my R3 I detected Redflex stationary cameras as MRCD so be interesting if the mobile vans also can get detected as MRCD.. Would mean no need to run K band on.
I run a r3 also. Will turn that on tomorrow see how it goes
 

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