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Pretty easy to run if you have a Lidar gun and multiple detectors for those that are arguing the point for Lidar in Radar Detectors.

Personally, it would be a waste of gas and time if your shooting at the PL CM DL like all leo’s are trained to do. Rear detection is pretty much a joke.

I think it’s more psychological than practical. You know your dead meat........ but like Jim Carey in “Dumb and Dumber”
 

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Ive watched this thread for awhile and this is my opinion only...i have a Redline O and pro m. My pro m has alerted me to laser, but only 1 time and i was the target vehicle. I saw the leo in the medium before i was shot so all ended good. However i have had at least 6 to 7 laser scatter alerts with my RO over the years and as many alerts as well where i was targeted. IMO, id never count on any dash mount detector for laser saves, but il take the detector that may save me a couple times over a detector that is almost blind to it, everything else being equal, everytime. LOVE my pro m, but do wish for the money it had at least equal laser capability as my RO. Just saying....
 

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Trade offs I guess? That’s why there’s choices to use what’s best in your area.
 

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Exactly. Unfortunantly in my area, laser is used regularly, along with ka 34.7. The pro m and RO are both beasts on 34.7, but if im taking a longer trip across state or farther, i take the RO only for the added speratic laser save...if my pro m was equal to my RO with laser, id take it hands down. Since they no longer make the RO, but a oversized brick with mediocre performance compared to the original RL, the pro m IMO is the a great replacement, minus the laser capability. Just wishful thinkin, but maybe, just maybe, radensos pro m replacement when it comes out will at least have mulitiple laser sensors and equal laser capability as my RO.
 

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Exactly. Unfortunantly in my area, laser is used regularly, along with ka 34.7. The pro m and RO are both beasts on 34.7, but if im taking a longer trip across state or farther, i take the RO only for the added speratic laser save...if my pro m was equal to my RO with laser, id take it hands down. Since they no longer make the RO, but a oversized brick with mediocre performance compared to the original RL, the pro m IMO is the a great replacement, minus the laser capability. Just wishful thinkin, but maybe, just maybe, radensos pro m replacement when it comes out will at least have mulitiple laser sensors and equal laser capability as my RO.
I wouldn’t hold your breath on on Radenso or anyone else putting more into the Lidar part of any detector.

They too understand the limitations of what it can really do, other than a notifier. The money and time is better spent on many, many more issues than on something that can’t really help you. I don’t blame them. Just enough to get by, or just to say it can do it for marketing.

Maybe a remote detector mounted wide open to the road in your grill closer to where your actually going to get hit. Just like where the jammers are set up, but still, it’s not going to help you.

A windshield detector? Not even worth it. Even more so now with VPR guns making more and more inroads. It’ll insanely false to all sorts of new technology or will be silent unless it’s a direct hit.
 

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Fair enough, and well put. Enjoyed your input and recommendation. Guess you cant always have it all. :). The pro m is still one of my favorite RDs. Small, nice features, best filtering hands down IMO, and a beast on radar. And free updates not to mention their top notch customer service and interaction with their fans. Il buy another radenso without hesitation as my next 2nd RD when my RO is dead and ready for the graveyard.
 

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I wouldn’t hold your breath on on Radenso or anyone else putting more into the Lidar part of any detector.

They too understand the limitations of what it can really do, other than a notifier. The money and time is better spent on many, many more issues than on something that can’t really help you. I don’t blame them. Just enough to get by, or just to say it can do it for marketing.

Maybe a remote detector mounted wide open to the road in your grill closer to where your actually going to get hit. Just like where the jammers are set up, but still, it’s not going to help you.

A windshield detector? Not even worth it. Even more so now with VPR guns making more and more inroads. It’ll insanely false to all sorts of new technology or will be silent unless it’s a direct hit.
My TPX jammers were jamming and turning off to some GMC the other day.

Even jammers are not immune to falses from laser.
 

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My TPX jammers were jamming and turning off to some GMC the other day.

Even jammers are not immune to falses from laser.
Can’t say I've ever had that or heard that happen before?
Well not with ALP’s or TMG’s?
 

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Can’t say I've ever had that or heard that happen before?
Well not with ALP’s or TMG’s?
TMGs and ALPs dont false?

I mean it is not common, first time I saw it happen the other day.
 

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Fair enough, and well put. Enjoyed your input and recommendation. Guess you cant always have it all. :). The pro m is still one of my favorite RDs. Small, nice features, best filtering hands down IMO, and a beast on radar. And free updates not to mention their top notch customer service and interaction with their fans. Il buy another radenso without hesitation as my next 2nd RD when my RO is dead and ready for the graveyard.
The team of radenso has been top notch. I was hoping laser detection could have been made better thru firmware but after a year. I got to thinking it’s the way the laser detection is designed. Thats why I said “it is what it is” and hope the next detector they come out has better laser detection.

In all honesty. I have had a jammer for 10 years. But the company stopped supporting it. So any new guns after say 2014 or so I’m screwed.




My TPX jammers were jamming and turning off to some GMC the other day.

Even jammers are not immune to falses from laser.
Aren’t jammed programmed to look for the exact pulse of a laser gun? So falsing should next nil.
 

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Any jammer companies fancy chipping in here and doing a pre black Friday offering? Especially if there was interest free credit on the table, I would pull the trigger
 

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Before I had a LJ I turned laser on my R3 more out my own curiosity than anything and then when I got the R7 I turned again for fun. I did pu some scatter, I think, but had no idea where it came from and would never been able to adjust my speed if it was real.

I would much prefer they focus on BSM filtering which is annoying versus improving laser.
 

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This is how bad the Pro M is at picking up laser. Look at this guy shooting a PL3 directly at the Pro M and it can't detect it. I thought the PL3 is easy to detect. Look at the 1:50 min mark.
 

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This is how bad the Pro M is at picking up laser. Look at this guy shooting a PL3 directly at the Pro M and it can't detect it. I thought the PL3 is easy to detect. Look at the 1:50 min mark.

I said it before. I believe it’s a design problem more than anything else. The radenso team has acknowledge the laser detection is lacking



The pro M was too far along in the design to make changes that Jon and randy was openly talked about that didn’t meet their expectations when they purchased the company

So really, as much as I gripe about the laser performance. I knows it’s not their doing.


It is what it is for the pro M. But I have no doubts that the next radenso detector to come out will have better laser detection. To me, the radenso team doesn’t want any area in their detectors to be lacking.

Anyone who has followed the pro M development over the last 2 years knows that radenso has worked extremely hard at it shortcomings to make it a leader today where possible.
 

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I agree with everything you said. They know what we want. Their listening...taking notes
 

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Yeah it's disappointing that the Pro M has such poor laser detection. It's the only reason I haven't purchased one. I know you need jammers, I have run 3 different types of laser jammer before, but I still like the situational awareness of laser detection. I like to know I am being targeted so I don't speed up and get a bigger ticket. If the Pro M had better laser I would buy it in a heartbeat. I hope the next Radenso product will address this.
 

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Ouch! And that’s the problem with JTG. I bet he made no effort to kill the jammers in time for them to get a reading. Who knows how much time he really had to react but twice? Sounds like user stupidly.
 
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