Looking to buy new radar detector which one ? Redline EX or Uniden R7. They are both are about 600.00. What you you buy? and why. I head some good reports about the EX . and bad reports compared to the original Redline for distance.
Welcome to the RDF! If it were me, I would buy the Uniden R7 and twice on Sunday.
By the way, Range is a Myth. It is a marketing tool for detectors with less to offer. I run a V1 which is third and fourth in overall range depending on the test and I haven't had a ticket since 1997 and I am plus 25 over PSL at all times while I drive.
IMHO, the R7 is a better investment and will have future firmware upgrades that will bring more improvements.
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Welcome to RDF! No seat time with the EX, but I’ve used the R7 since launch and it’s an awesome detector. I used to run the Redline-O back in the day and loved it, but like you, I’ve heard mixed reviews about the EX. Then again, I’m sure not everyone loves the R7 either. As others have suggested, providing more of what you’re looking for in a detector is always helpful.
Max360 (Awesome Filtering, Arrows, Auto Lockouts, Escort Live, Fair Range, Good Mount)
Redline EX (Good Filtering, No Arrows, Better Build Quality Than Max360 or R7, Stealth, Good MRCD, Better Chance Of Laser Scatter Pick Up As (4) Front Laser Sensors, Good Range, Awesome Mount, Escort Live)
R7 (Good Filtering With Some Manual Sensitivity Turn Down, Arrows, Cheaper Plastic Build Quality, Fair MRCD, Long Range, Good Mount, Laser Scatter Pick Up Less Likely Than Redline EX
Bought my Max 360 right before Thanksgiving last year and the Redline EX and R7 this year. I basically have been running the Redline EX with the Max360 and the R7 sitting in a drawer so my R7 is basically barely used. Think this is due to living in Chicago where arrows/extra range not so important as daily commute I'm locked in traffic where I'm not speeding anyway and when I do get to open it up I'm going fast enough 80-130mph that nothing behind me would creep up anyway to need arrows and the Redline EX range has been enough for me to slow down so far anyway.
I'd give the Max line the edge on filtering/autolockouts so a good city detector.
I'd give the R7 the range award but may need to dial down sensitivity so it doesn't drive ya nuts.
I'd give the Redline EX the edge on build quality, MRCD, Stealth, Laser Scatter