Any LRD or even DFR folks out there?

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My concern with my LRD950 was subpar 33.8 performance in testing (and in one RL encounter on a trip). I don't see 33.8 here at all. 35.5 was average. 34.7 was great. K-band was always pretty good. If you don't see 33.8 much, then I have no qualms about going with it. Especially if you don't exceed the PSL by more than 10-15.
 

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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...
Actually, the only cars that really drove my DFR6 nuts were Mazda CX-5’s. Honda’s were never that bad


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My concern with my LRD950 was subpar 33.8 performance in testing (and in one RL encounter on a trip). I don't see 33.8 here at all. 35.5 was average. 34.7 was great. K-band was always pretty good. If you don't see 33.8 much, then I have no qualms about going with it. Especially if you don't exceed the PSL by more than 10-15.
I had one 33.8 encounter with mine. I was quickly very thankful I barely see it


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For a DRF plus take a look at "Heywood's Lockout Zone/Range Testing July 22 2019" Heywood's test shows a definite plus for the DRF9. It gave me assurance that my DFR7's are trustworthy.
 

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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? ;)
Oh yeah.

I have had the 950 running in the wife's Explorer since the day it was released.......it's the car we take on trips and I don't swap it out. In fact, it's so deliciously consistent and competent on 34.7 (while quelling the K-Band junk) that I opted to replace my R7 with a DFR7.

Holy Cow! I know...….that's blasphemy! But I haven't met a digital I could hang with yet and the LRD950 / DFR7 is a marvelous little analog receiver. I just revisited the MaxII (two of em), deep six'd my R3 and returned an R7 after a 1 month trial.

I expected more from the high priced digitals and didn't get it while the 950 and DFR7 keep over achieving.

These are very solid, reliable and competent detectors regardless of price point...…..very easy to love.
 
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Guys, you're giving me ideas :) Does the R3 and DFR7 use the same mounting bracket?

Thanks.
 

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OK. Thank you.
 

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My friend still uses his lrd950. (He got it when I got my lrd950 because it was cheap). But he has never run a detector for as long as I known him. So he isn’t likely to go out and get the next greatest thing

With that being said. He will always tell me when he feels it gave him a save which happens here and there. However he run k band turned off so it’s going to extremely quiet
 

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I still use my LDR950 with my speaker timer/relay mod on it so it is silent on startup. I has the DFR firmware on it now.
Until there is a better detector in terms of detection or it is needed for some new kind of gun then I wont buy a newer version.

Whenever someone wants an RD, I always say to wait for a deal to get the DFR7 for $130. I just dont see justification to buy a newer version yet.
 

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My concern with my LRD950 was subpar 33.8 performance in testing (and in one RL encounter on a trip). I don't see 33.8 here at all. 35.5 was average. 34.7 was great. K-band was always pretty good. If you don't see 33.8 much, then I have no qualms about going with it. Especially if you don't exceed the PSL by more than 10-15.
Yeah we’ve got a ton of 33.8 out here which is my main concern with it. Otherwise it’s a crazy bang for the buck at ~$130. It may not fully hang with an R series in range, but that price point is bananas and nothing else can come close.
 

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Guys, can we say where I can purchase the DFR7 at $130? Thanks.
 

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Another dfr7 here. 1.1 fw. Db 7/4/19

Quite, effective. Excellent value.
Hmmm...wonder if it's worthwhile to try to update My Db.
Your Db is 6 months newer than mine.
May I ask If Your unit came with that date Db or did You update it?
Thanks much
Doc
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I live in New Zealand, but have a US DFR7. Interestingly the local speed camera traps use redflex which operates on 24.00Ghz - 24.11Ghz K band. The posted specification for the US DFR7 K Band detection is 24.05-24.25Ghz. (as is the DFR9).
Interestingly, the US DFR7 will go past a reflex camera below 24.05Ghz and detect it just fine.... However the DFR9 won't see anything below 24.05Ghz at all, it's just completely blind to it.
 

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I live in New Zealand, but have a US DFR7. Interestingly the local speed camera traps use redflex which operates on 24.00Ghz - 24.11Ghz K band. The posted specification for the US DFR7 K Band detection is 24.05-24.25Ghz. (as is the DFR9).
Interestingly, the US DFR7 will go past a reflex camera below 24.05Ghz and detect it just fine.... However the DFR9 won't see anything below 24.05Ghz at all, it's just completely blind to it.
Interesting and good to know. I did the lockout test on the DFR9 and seen the 24.050 floor as well.
I haven’t got a DFR7 to try and see how low it’ll really go.
 

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Hmmm...wonder if it's worthwhile to try to update My Db.
Your Db is 6 months newer than mine.
May I ask If Your unit came with that date Db or did You update it?
Thanks much
Doc
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Hi Doc

Didn't update it. I received it that way new out of the box.
 

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Hi Doc

Didn't update it. I received it that way new out of the box.
Nice!
Hi Doc

Didn't update it. I received it that way new out of the box.
Thanks much for the info!
Now to find Db 7/4/19 that came on Your DFR7.
My DFR7 came from Beach Camera via Amazon with the same Fw, but with Db 19/01/04.
I'll keep searching, but what I found so far is not Db 7/4/19.
Thanks again!
Doc
 

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