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RadarSammich

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I stopped by the V1 office earlier today and I thought I'd stop by escorts as well. The front desk lady was very nice to me, I asked a few questions and brought up some of the concerns with the internet forum they run, she stated that a lady, her boss, runs the Facebook page and social media. Another guy runs the forum for the company, and I brought up alot of the complaints about his behaviors on there and and she says she'd mention it to her boss.

I brought my redline ex inside with me and an engineer came out to talk with me about the falsing Ive been getting from Kenworth semi trucks.

I brought in my bee iii radar and showed it to the lady as well, it set off the entire wall of detectors they had on display.

I needed an arrows detector so I picked up a 360c since they were on sale while i was there.
I also mentioned the work johnboy did for jbv1 and how they should hire him to do the live app, she wrote down his app name so who knows from there?


I know there is alot of complaining about them so I wanted to see for myself how they were, it's a small storefront with a large area I'm the back. I was treated well by the woman up front and the engineer was nice to me as well.
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Should've asked them when are they planning to gracefully kill Beltronics and knock down that display off the wall for the sake of not paining Bel's faithfuls any further, or do they intend on humiliating this great name even more...
 
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I stopped by the V1 office earlier today and I thought I'd stop by escorts as well. The front desk lady was very nice to me, I asked a few questions and brought up some of the concerns with the internet forum they run, she stated that a lady, her boss, runs the Facebook page and social media. Another guy runs the forum for the company, and I brought up alot of the complaints about his behaviors on there and and she says she'd mention it to her boss.

I brought my redline ex inside with me and an engineer came out to talk with me about the falsing Ive been getting from Kenworth semi trucks.

I brought in my bee iii radar and showed it to the lady as well, it set off the entire wall of detectors they had on display.

I needed an arrows detector so I picked up a 360c since they were on sale while i was there.
I also mentioned the work johnboy did for jbv1 and how they should hire him to do the live app, she wrote down his app name so who knows from there?


I know there is alot of complaining about them so I wanted to see for myself how they were, it's a small storefront with a large area I'm the back. I was treated well by the woman up front and the engineer was nice to me as well.

Did I miss something or did you omit the visit to Valentine? What happened there? BTW I've been getting BSM's on K from Tractor-trailers lately too. It's annoying.
 

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Did they have a wall with current RD's or just their outdated models?
 

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Hey @johnboy00 belongs to the Valentine One faithful! :cool:

Thank the stars Escort will never open up their API.
 

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Where are they hiding that Redline Max 360 :)
 

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Did I miss something or did you omit the visit to Valentine? What happened there? BTW I've been getting BSM's on K from Tractor-trailers lately too. It's annoying.
It's under the V1 section
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Did they have a wall with current RD's or just their outdated models?
Current models too.
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Where are they hiding that Redline Max 360 :)
Same room as Mike's V2.
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Should've asked them when are they planning to gracefully kill Beltronics and knock down that display off the wall for the sake of not paining Bel's faithfuls any further, or do they intend on humiliating this great name even more...
It's more of a display of past models,. The current stuff was in the display case by the front desk, no cobra detectors though. I got the last 360c they had on hand.
 
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I forgot to note that the lady told me "Vortex doesn't like us much but he was nice during the visit" some months back.
Thanks for stopping in, and the report back. So far, KW have been quiet on the 360c for me.

Also, on RDT, we posted s test from week ago with various detectors against the Falcon HR k band I have. Brutal machine. @Brainstorm69, drove to Indiana to help Command the op. Was amazing day.

I suggest you take a look at the test. The 360c did a good job considering it’s native filtering. When correct BSM filtering was on the Uniden R7 and R3 FW 1.5 (advanced at 30%, TSF on), and the ProM (TsRej high), they had problems equaling the 360c. For those needing K band routine, 360c did well. Good alert on this one test. Even at highway speed, enough time to double check before throwing the anchor.

There is no way to screw up 360c K capability fiddling with BSM settings. Those are on all the time. You will always know how it reacts to k band from that perspective. Sure, can segment k band. Risky to do, it needed so far. Things will change. Hope ER keep up with change.

With non streetable Uniden and Pro M settings, they did much better. Uniden models were the range king for sure.

I don’t expect 360c Ka will catch Uniden in any setting. Is it good enough? Matter for discussion. Personally, I think so of running <12-15 above PSL. More than that for Ka, get any R series Uniden. Especially if @GTO_04 spectacular R1 goes up for sale. Multiple test show he has something little extra special. :)

My early made but updated FW RL EX stunk in the test. Combined with BSM chaos, not on my list.

Link below for the test. Hope that helps while you have your 30 day return window.

 

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I like that "No network connection" error on the Live demo display. A sign of things to come?:hmm:
 

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Usually when I walk into an Escort building the windows are darker and the person that comes from the back room to talk to you is usually a girl...

Jokes aside thanks for the pics.

AS much trash as we can talk about Escort at least they have a store front, are willing to talk to you when you show up and even entretain you bringing in your radar gun lmao..

And about the comment about Vortex not liking them ... well.. Vortex is a journalist, his job is to take the side of the consumers.

I am willing to bet money that we have Escort employee's lurking around these here forums they just never mention they work for Escort.

I would not be surprised if Mike V himself was part of these forums.
 

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Usually when I walk into an Escort building the windows are darker and the person that comes from the back room to talk to you is usually a girl...

Jokes aside thanks for the pics.

AS much trash as we can talk about Escort at least they have a store front, are willing to talk to you when you show up and even entretain you bringing in your radar gun lmao..

And about the comment about Vortex not liking them ... well.. Vortex is a journalist, his job is to take the side of the consumers.

I am willing to bet money that we have Escort employee's lurking around these here forums they just never mention they work for Escort.

I would not be surprised if Mike V himself was part of these forums.

Exactly, it's cool a big company like that has a store front that you can actually walk into, talk to somebody, and buy or get your stuff serviced. Way too far for me but if I'd ever be somewhere close I'd stop in.

Customer service wise, the few times I've called them, they've always been decent and friendly on the phones. Think most of this "escort bashing" is a result of the denying the 360 lockups and understandable there. Thats why the max 2 was the only current detector of theirs that I would actually want. Now that that is apparently fixed, Id love a 360 CI RADAR ONLY and some alp's to go with it if anyone's feeling ultra generous.

I'm sure escort and valentine check this forum regularly. They may not have a username but I'm sure they regularly check it and browse the threads, you would think/hope anyway. I spent a decent amount of time browsing here before I actually registered. The only reason I actually registered was to throw out a thanks to the guy who wrote a write up on how to replace the speaker on my old x70 and saved me from having to send it in. Seems everyone now with the internet existing looks up reviews of everything they buy. Maybe not the 100 max cobra buyers that just go to best buy and pick a detector, but for the people spending hundreds of dollars on a device to assist with not getting in legal trouble, I'm sure they want to know what they're buying. And their searching is going to take them here and vortex' website- I'm sure they recognize that
 

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Exactly, it's cool a big company like that has a store front that you can actually walk into, talk to somebody, and buy or get your stuff serviced. Way too far for me but if I'd ever be somewhere close I'd stop in.

Customer service wise, the few times I've called them, they've always been decent and friendly on the phones. Think most of this "escort bashing" is a result of the denying the 360 lockups and understandable there. Thats why the max 2 was the only current detector of theirs that I would actually want. Now that that is apparently fixed, Id love a 360 CI RADAR ONLY and some alp's to go with it if anyone's feeling ultra generous.

I'm sure escort and valentine check this forum regularly. They may not have a username but I'm sure they regularly check it and browse the threads, you would think/hope anyway. I spent a decent amount of time browsing here before I actually registered. The only reason I actually registered was to throw out a thanks to the guy who wrote a write up on how to replace the speaker on my old x70 and saved me from having to send it in. Seems everyone now with the internet existing looks up reviews of everything they buy. Maybe not the 100 max cobra buyers that just go to best buy and pick a detector, but for the people spending hundreds of dollars on a device to assist with not getting in legal trouble, I'm sure they want to know what they're buying. And their searching is going to take them here and vortex' website- I'm sure they recognize that
would it not be something that once you get promoted to Advanced that you find out Mike V is a regular here? lol

That would explain all the angry replies any time you say something bad about his detector :roflolmao:
 

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would it not be something that once you get promoted to Advanced that you find out Mike V is a regular here? lol

That would explain all the angry replies any time you say something bad about his detector :roflolmao:

If he's not working on a new detector, he's probably got a lot of time on his hands to hangout here. I don't know, I've never used one but the case/display is just a no go for me in 2019. The little bulbs next to k and ka etc... seems like it would be a beast to read on the fly, in traffic, and in the dark.

When I got my 1st escort detector, maybe 5 years ago? I had his mentality toward no lockouts. Didn't want to miss a possible threat. Don't want to have to use a phone either burning up data, poor reception while driving highway in the country, and just another thing to have going. Never used live or waze. And I'm not crazy about gps government spy trackers on me either. This is my 2nd car with onstar, when I got my 1st seville with it, I was not crazy about it and actually was looking into disabling it but thought that would just screw other stuff up with the car so didn't. But after having the max 2, the lockouts makes me take k band a little more seriously, though I am amazed at how much signals do drift to where you'll still get hits from the same source, but fine with it. I'd rather have a tight lockout radius and get some hits from it, I'll 90% assume it's junk but still use caution just in case. We only get one real month of summer here with temps in the 80's- but we have that for a month and the winter gets down to minus 30 so they're always changing. Should have been running the frequency long before with my old unit
 

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Usually put the news on in the morning while I'm getting ready, but been long days and all I can do to get going in the morning, so hasn't been an every day thing. Are you goona be getting nailed by this storm, are most people leaving the area? My grandma and grandpa got a condo in the ft myers/naples are don't know if that's goona get toasted. Been wanting to move down there for years and still haven't done it. Was down about a year and a half ago, stopped at a caddy/rover dealer in clearwater to try to get an oil change but didn't have time to wait. Got talking to one of the service guys about sales and he gave me their hr persons info but didn't want to waste their time if i wasn't 100% serious and didn't have money to go and get job getting clothes, tie dress pants shoes, and moving that far would be a beast without a truck. Like it down there thou. Hope all is well for you and your place/vehicle don't get wrecked
 

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Hey RadarSammich. Thanks for stopping by our storefront in West Chester, OH.
I wish you would have asked to speak with me while you were here. What issues do you have with my behavior on our forum?
 

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Hey RadarSammich. Thanks for stopping by our storefront in West Chester, OH.
I wish you would have asked to speak with me while you were here. What issues do you have with my behavior on our forum?
Welcome back! Perhaps you could take a look at some of these threads:
 

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Hey RadarSammich. Thanks for stopping by our storefront in West Chester, OH.
I wish you would have asked to speak with me while you were here. What issues do you have with my behavior on our forum?
Are you here to stay? If so, welcome... there are many supporters of ER products in RDF. As you can see below in the signature, I have invested in ER tech. Most of us are not fanatic kool aid drinkers. We call it as we see it. We want ER to do well, and listen to its customers. ER should participate within RDF. Participation will help ER way beyond our forum.

For the moment, there are some active participant in here that hiss when when ER and your holding company are discussed. For a variety of reasons. ER folks should listen and stick it out dealing with them. In here we all can agree we are seeking better products, and disruptive attitude within this ecosystem. ER has the ability to be that company as much as anyone else. For myself, I do appreciate many of the innovations ER has brought forth. That is one reason why I continue to invest in your company through buying your products and services.

I will speak for myself, I would like to sign NDA, and be part of a “on the street” group of folks who provide feedback, be involved with customer focus in product development/roadmap, beta/early release products and improvements.

Hope to see lead influencers with authority within ER participate more.

Your move....
 

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