Any LRD or even DFR folks out there?

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So, I took a few years off from this forum. No particular reason, I think it is just because my blood that was boiled with my last ticket in 2012 cools a little each year that goes by with no ticket, lol. But I recently bought an Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 and, as I modify it, and it gets faster and faster, I started thinking it might be wise to get current on countermeasures. Anyway, I still have my LRD-950 and love it. I come on here and I'm overwhelmed with the stickies and thread titles. Instead of seeing LRD or even DFR anywhere, all I see is R, R, R! lol

Any love out there for the LRDs and DFRs? ;)
 
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:dance:Proud DFR7 & DFR9 owner :)

And as far as the "R's" go! R3 & R7 have become the popular ones and for good reason. Backed by good test results. But each of them are a little to expensive for my wallet but I would love to have one of them.
 

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I have a DFR7 & 9 they are still very solid detectors!
 

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Still love my LRD950's. They perform much above their price point.
 

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We're still running the LRD950 w/FW 1.51 in my wife's car. There's a world of difference in performance between the 950 and the R3.

FW1.51 concerns me a bit in terms of making the detector too quiet. I leave the detector in Highway mode and it rarely alerts to anything.
 

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We're still running the LRD950 w/FW 1.51 in my wife's car. There's a world of difference in performance between the 950 and the R3.

FW1.51 concerns me a bit in terms of making the detector too quiet. I leave the detector in Highway mode and it rarely alerts to anything.
1.51 has TSF built into the KF setting. If you don't need TSF, you could always go back to 1.37 fw, or like me, you could go back to 1.23 (although 1.23 doesn't have controls to turn the GPS stuff off and on - it's always on).
 

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I've tried DFR7 and I totally understand the love for it. It has pretty much everything + you can feel how solid it is builded.

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Still have my DFR6, gets used in my other vehicle currently. Not as sensitive as my Redline, but still gives plenty of alert time.

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1.51 has TSF built into the KF setting. If you don't need TSF, you could always go back to 1.37 fw, or like me, you could go back to 1.23 (although 1.23 doesn't have controls to turn the GPS stuff off and on - it's always on).
Thanks. I know about going to an earlier firmware, but she'll throw the detector out the window :(

I've had some killer detections with the 950 on earlier firmware :)
 

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Still hold onto my DFR6 after my upgrade to the R3 in May. That thing kept me safe for almost a year and a half with no headaches. There's definitely a night and day difference between the DFR and R series, however for most people out there, the DFR will serve you well.

That said, I would recommend the upgraded models (DFR8 or 9), just due to the fact that they solved many of the complaints I had with my DFR6, mainly adding Advanced mode and Ka Priority.
 

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Still running my 950 with DFR7 firmware daily. Just finished a 1150 mile trip, with 832 miles in one day from Georgia through Alabama and Mississippi to New Orleans and back the same day and it was terrific.

Will have a 500 mile trip this weekend from Birmingham to Jackson, Mississippi and back and it will be up and active on this Labor Day weekend. I have 5 of those trips planned this Fall, others to New Orleans, others to a small town in Georgia (LaGrange) and others to Nashville. Lot of interstate road time in the Southeast.

It is super quiet and solid on 95% of the threats I see on the roads. I'd like to have even more range, but I have a passenger that would not happily tolerate more noisy detectors. So life with wife is a compromise, and this is a fine one with me.
 

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I still own a LRD950, but a friend has been borrowing it since the R3 came out. It's still a decent detector, but the R series gets you a fair bit more performance.

You can flash DFR7 firmware to your LRD950 no problem, and then you get a menu option for TSR, and you can get it to not say "Uniden!" every time it turns on.
 

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The DFR7 is second for me only to my Radenso Pro M... I wanted to go with my Radenso XP but it is weaker on Ka 34.7 and K band... I've had some close calls on K band alerts with the XP... My main threat here is Ka 34.7 and K band, thus my choices of DFR7 and Pro M.

The DFR7 is a very solid detector especially considering the price... It does extremely well on Ka 34.7 and is quite good on K band... The Radenso Pro M seems to false more on Ka band or maybe it's more sensitive, additionally I have had fewer false Ka detections on the DFR7 (my experience). As far as BSM falseing, the Radenso detectors are King... however the DFR7 is very good at preventing BSM false alerts and is a pretty quiet detector all things considered. It (DFR7) would be an excellent choice for the everyday user IMO...

Again... my choices are based solely on my experiences and what works for my daily driving and threat assessments...
 

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I did a highway k band test last November. Not the DFR7, but I did have a DFR9 on hand for comparison.

Range isn’t everything, but if your curious where it might stand, this might give you an idea of why some have moved on.

I’d imagine the DFR7 would be comparable.
 

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Guys, how is the BSM annoyance on these DFR and LRD detectors? I don't remember.

Maybe these earlier detectors represent some sort of better solution than the R1/3/7 with their reduced sensitivity?

My wife's set up (LRD950 w/FW1.51) has never picked up any Honda anywhere. There's some virtue in that...
 

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Guys, how is the BSM annoyance on these DFR and LRD detectors? I don't remember.

Maybe these earlier detectors represent some sort of better solution than the R1/3/7 with their reduced sensitivity?

My wife's set up (LRD950 w/FW1.51) has never picked up any Honda anywhere. There's some virtue in that...
Very reasonable. Like an R at 20-30% or so. Would be interesting to look at the decibel levels and compare.
 

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Guys, how is the BSM annoyance on these DFR and LRD detectors? I don't remember.

Maybe these earlier detectors represent some sort of better solution than the R1/3/7 with their reduced sensitivity?

My wife's set up (LRD950 w/FW1.51) has never picked up any Honda anywhere. There's some virtue in that...
Been very happy with the lack of BSM and falses with My DFR7 so far.
FW 1.12 DB 19/01/04
Really happy with the Ka range and decent on K.
The off-axis is very good IMHO.
The fact that I was able to get it for $94 on Amazon/Beach Camera enabled the purchase of a recent RD!! ( The Amazon Card took $60 off of the price...)
I figure just one "save" will pay for the RD.
I am not a lead-foot, but You can practically walk on the amount of Radar used across the border in NY and NJ!!!
Doc
 
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One of my 9500IX's died a few months ago. So after checking out the "State Of Detectors" on this forum I picked up a couple of DFR7's for my two vehicles. My plan was to use these inexpensive detectors until Escorts patent timed out next year. Then upgrade to what I expect will be a batch of new auto mark detectors with arrows. I have to say that I'm impressed with these DFR7's and may keep them longer than I planned. They are relatively quiet and have decent range. I think the sensitivity of the R's are good for guy's going 20+ over the PSL but myself 10 maybe 15 is my max. The only time I was surprised was after turning unto a street and a fee collection unit was sitting about 800-900' away. Even then it warned me not to accelerate in plenty of time.
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Been very happy with the lack of BSM and falses with My DFR7 so far.
FW 1.12 DB 19/01/04
Really happy with the Ka range and decent on K.
The off-axis is very good IMHO.
The fact that I was able to get it for $94 on Amazon/Beach Camera was the only way I could afford a recent RD!! ( The Amazon Card took $60 off of the price...)
I figure just one "save" will pay for the RD.
I am not a lead-foot, but You can practically walk on the amount of Radar used across the border in NY and NJ!!!
Doc
Mine paid for itself within a month's time.
 
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Those are absolutely great reasons to keep the DFR7’s.

The DFR series did pretty good on my multiple K band tests. Not the best, but better than the R3 and R7. It at least broke off the lockout and alerted to the 2nd gun visibly and audibly.

Not everything has to be about range. 10,000 feet of detection of C/O K band will still save you.
 

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