R7 vs R7

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I bought my first R7 from BRD when it came out and the serial # is at 2000's. I have posted a lot of real life videos with it and its pretty good with range and all. I recently bought another R7 for testing purpose and it came with the serial # 3000's range. Its extremely quiet and I'm running the same setting with same FW. Not sure if I got the cold one. Only ka band alert I got from the newest radar is 33.8 and it was just for a sec. No cops to be seen anywhere on I-75. I'll keep it for a few more days for testing and then send it back.
 

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I bought my first R7 from BRD when it came out and the serial # is at 2000's. I have posted a lot of real life videos with it and its pretty good with range and all. I recently bought another R7 for testing purpose and it came with the serial # 3000's range. Its extremely quiet and I'm running the same setting with same FW. Not sure if I got the cold one. Only ka band alert I got from the newest radar is 33.8 and it was just for a sec. No cops to be seen anywhere on I-75. I'll keep it for a few more days for testing and then send it back.
Interesting,run some extra tests before you return it though

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I bought my first R7 from BRD when it came out and the serial # is at 2000's. I have posted a lot of real life videos with it and its pretty good with range and all. I recently bought another R7 for testing purpose and it came with the serial # 3000's range. Its extremely quiet and I'm running the same setting with same FW. Not sure if I got the cold one. Only ka band alert I got from the newest radar is 33.8 and it was just for a sec. No cops to be seen anywhere on I-75. I'll keep it for a few more days for testing and then send it back.
QC for the win?
 

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before you make any conclusions you should find a speed sign and compare results or send your unit to be tested. you need a control variable to test with. your assuming threats the wild are consistent. im finding a lot more leo these days are moving around with their radar off than just leaving it running so how you “feel” about the detector and associating it with a lack of performance has no real correlation. im not saying your wrong either, but a solid test/experiment needs to be performed in order to draw that level of conclusion.
 

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I don’t know how long you have had the second R7, but I personally would give it more time. I don’t have an R7, but I have owned two R3’s (I sold one of them), and they were/are both strong performers and excellent radar detectors, but on each of my R3’s I have had a few detections that I thought maybe should have been better (as with most every detector I have owned probably) but there are so many variables that can affect detection range. I have had so many great detections with both of those R3’s, that I didn’t let one, two, etc less than stellar detections cause too much concern. At the end of whatever time period you choose, if you think the second R7 is not up to par with your original R7, then I would consider sending it back for a refund or send it in to Uniden to be checked out. Good luck with your decision. I know the R7 cost some $$$, so I understand your initial concerns.


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