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I share the sentiment.
We've talked about the filtering processes of the Radenso and Escort units. We've talked about the benefits of app use with V1s.

Uniden announced the R7 and in 2019 I was hoping for something more advanced and "smart" for $600.
What I see instead is what I feel is a consumer level appliance that might be designed to be replaced in 2-3 years. I see a device that was hurriedly designed and that clearly has QC issues still.
I see a device that isn't as good as advertised. Over-hyped, but does that one trick of great range really well.

As mentioned by the Radenso guys, we are settling for junk these days.

For $600 I'd like to see it do everything a V1 or Escort can do and add in some of the Radenso style filtering we've heard about or experienced.
I'd like to see great build quality and fewer failures after a mere 3 months. (3 cases of loose screws and at least one bad power supply so far out of possibly 60-100 units from regular members here)
It's not like Uniden is a start-up company!
There's a bit I'd like to say, but I'll just keep brief. Jon with Randenso said that Attowave did some really damn good engineering on the R series. The level of engineering was not making its way to the market, or at least hadn't for some time.

Honestly I think the quality issues aren't really there. Although it's truly an unarguable moot point because no one has that data. I like Jon, but I think the whole junk thing was a bit sensational.
 

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Radar detectors are a very small industry. There’s only so much money and engineering brainpower behind these devices.

I often wonder what it’d be like if a company like Google or Amazon or Microsoft decided to make a radar detector. It would probably be mind-blowing.

The reality is though that these things are not going to be in the same league as cell phones where companies invest billions or dollars into development.

As such, the gains we see RD’s aren’t as revolutionary as they are in other industries.

I think that’s part of the reason why I keep trying different radar detectors out so often. Nothing has blown my socks off. I wish something would...
 

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The good news is neither are radar guns!
 

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The good news is neither are radar guns!
The problem is it’s not a car and mouse game. It’s a cat and lazy one-legged rat game. The one advantage we have is there are a lot of lazy no-legged rats out there to satiate the cats.
 

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If for some reason radar detectors became super popular again, states would move to ban them nationwide due to the drop in revenue, as with alot of other instances that have occurred, once something becomes popular, it gets outlawed.
 

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The reality is though that these things are not going to be in the same league as cell phones where companies invest billions or dollars into development.
Which is why an app based system leaves stand alone detectors for dead.
 

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The good news is neither are radar guns!
They don't have to be. I/O is lethal in the hands of a pro. Camera based speed detection is the big money spinner.
That's all Governments want. Catching what our Police call sophisticated speeders, that's us, is icing on the cake.
 

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The V1 can already detect MRCD but the filters must be disabled (which makes it useless due to falsing). Given that it has the ability to do so already, I would assume it could be possible. Yea presently a non-issue for some people but when that changes wouldn't it be nice to be able to remote update? Sending a unit in for a simple firmware update that doesn't require new hardware is an outdated way of doing something. Not to mention an added expense on the end user.
And the time the user doesn't have the detector in hand so it could cost him/her a ticket.
 

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Which is why an app based system leaves stand alone detectors for dead.
I was thinking more about things RD-specific like achieving perfect BSM filtering, frequent updates, gorgeous UI, building better mounts with things like power cables integrated into the mounts, full RDD immunity, having lockouts shared between devices, and things like that, but yeah, apps are great too.
 
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Which is why an app based system leaves stand alone detectors for dead.
If you don't mind, can you please explain your reason why a stand alone detector would be left for dead with out an app? I just need help making sense of that. Thanks in advance.
 

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If you don't mind, can you please explain your reason why a stand alone detector would be left for dead with out an app? I just need help making sense of that. Thanks in advance.
If you read above LouG's post, he was responding to the statement that cell phones have more effort behind them and generally more processing power and memory as well.
A detector that can take advantage of that ever increasing processor speed, memory, storage, and flexibility has greater potential than one that is limited by it's hardware at build time.

As I've said before; no detector under $2,500 can do what JBV1 can do in concert with a V1.
Now that JBV1 can be run in offline mode, some of those benefits can be seen without having a V1. :cool:
 

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If you read above LouG's post, he was responding to the statement that cell phones have more effort behind them and generally more processing power and memory as well.
A detector that can take advantage of that ever increasing processor speed, memory, storage, and flexibility has greater potential than one that is limited by it's hardware at build time.

As I've said before; no detector under $2,500 can do what JBV1 can do in concert with a V1.
Now that JBV1 can be run in offline mode, some of those benefits can be seen without having a V1. :cool:
Ok, but if you also read above, I asked Lou, not You. Hey, that Rhymed!
 

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Ok, but if you also read above, I asked Lou, not You. Hey, that Rhymed!
Yeah, LouG is on a different schedule than we are. You might be waiting a while. :)
 

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Yeah, LouG is on a different schedule than we are. You might be waiting a while. :)
Well, after you two finish what couples do in the dark, and after ya'll have had a nice breakfast, I'd like to see his own words. No need for you to answer for him. No offense.

All jokes aside, where is all this "DRAMA" coming from on all sides? I'm even guilty of getting into it. Fine, you guys love V1. Hell I bought one, but sent it back and got the R7, not because I didn't like the V1, but because the R7 works better for me in my area.

I thought we were on this forum for the same reasons....To not get taken advantage of by our local tax collectors! Who cares what you run, as long as it keeps the tax collectors out of your wallet!
 

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Well, after you two finish what couples do in the dark, and after ya'll have had a nice breakfast, I'd like to see his own words. No need for you to answer for him. No offense.
:thumbsdown:
Not cool. We've all been decent to you.

All jokes aside, where is all this "DRAMA" coming from on all sides? I'm even guilty of getting into it. Fine, you guys love V1. Hell I bought one, but sent it back and got the R7, not because I didn't like the V1, but because the R7 works better for me in my area.

I thought we were on this forum for the same reasons....To not get taken advantage of by our local tax collectors! Who cares what you run, as long as it keeps the tax collectors out of your wallet!
Agreed!
 
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If for some reason radar detectors became super popular again, states would move to ban them nationwide due to the drop in revenue, as with alot of other instances that have occurred, once something becomes popular, it gets outlawed.
Another reason Spectre immunity could be very important in the future! It already is in some places. Never say never.

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