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Does anyone know what Escort's patent number is regarding auto lockouts? Like some others I bought the R7 based on it's detecting performance. I can't see the point of a radar detector that doesn't give you the best possible early warning - extras be damned! This is the reason I still love my old Escort Redline original. No frills, all business detector.
You and me both! That's why I have 4 R1's and 3 Redline O's! Some of us just want their detectors to attack like pit bulls! That would be me. I have no need for lockouts, just let me be able to pick up that off axis I/O shot from a couple of miles ahead on the other side of the bridge and I'm all good! Don't let anyone fool you, these ole' Redline-O's are still pure monsters! They are awesome in the back glass of my Mustangs segged to just 2-5-8 with no K band! They get the job done I can promise you that! 1.50 with K block works like a charm for me in all of my R1's, so I'm sure it does in the R7 as well. I don't own a R7, but I've tested one and ran it for a couple of weeks and had no complaints whatsoever, other than it's too damn thick to fit above my rear view mirrors!
 
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Any idea when the new R7 firmware will drop?


I think that Uniden should create their own auto lockout, and not be waiting at Escorts front door with hat in hand begging to use theirs. Unless Escort's patent somehow forbids anyone else on the planet to create their own. Somehow I don't think that is the reason. Maybe Uniden is lazy? Easier to use something created by someone else, then have their own programers create one from scratch. As long as they don't copy code from Escort, they are in the clear.
 

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I think that Uniden should create their own auto lockout, and not be waiting at Escorts front door with hat in hand begging to use theirs. Unless Escort's patent somehow forbids anyone else on the planet to create their own. Somehow I don't think that is the reason. Maybe Uniden is lazy? Easier to use something created by someone else, then have their own programers create one from scratch. As long as they don't copy code from Escort, they are in the clear.
Not true at all. This is a patent. Doesn't matter if you independently develop it. Still a patent infringement.
 

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I think that Uniden should create their own auto lockout, and not be waiting at Escorts front door with hat in hand begging to use theirs. Unless Escort's patent somehow forbids anyone else on the planet to create their own. Somehow I don't think that is the reason. Maybe Uniden is lazy? Easier to use something created by someone else, then have their own programers create one from scratch. As long as they don't copy code from Escort, they are in the clear.

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Not true at all. This is a patent. Doesn't matter if you independently develop it. Still a patent infringement.
It depends how widely written the patent claims are. If escorts claim’s are general enough to cover the entire concept of lock outs, then it may be enough to block anyone from doing lock outs, even if they do it with a method that’s completely different.
 

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It depends how widely written the patent claims are. If escorts claim’s are general enough to cover the entire concept of lock outs, then it may be enough to block anyone from doing lock outs, even if they do it with a method that’s completely different.
Its general enough to block anyone from doing automated lockouts.
 

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It depends how widely written the patent claims are. If escorts claim’s are general enough to cover the entire concept of lock outs, then it may be enough to block anyone from doing lock outs, even if they do it with a method that’s completely different.
Its general enough to block anyone from doing automated lockouts.
Let's put it this way, none of the manufacturers have figured out how to do it from the detector itself without infringing the patent.
 

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Uniden still claims Spectre I and IV undetectable.

I think that's a little false advertising there....

Yep, totally!


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On the box spectre elite is the only one it says it's immune to.
None of the other spectres are listed.
It did seem to perform well against the elite and they were early run detectors.
Has anyone done a test lately??
 

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It depends how widely written the patent claims are. If escorts claim’s are general enough to cover the entire concept of lock outs, then it may be enough to block anyone from doing lock outs, even if they do it with a method that’s completely different.
Doesn't matter, Escort would still send it into litigation. At this point, it would be just easier and less costly to wait it out.
 

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On the box spectre elite is the only one it says it's immune to.
None of the other spectres are listed.
It did seem to perform well against the elite and they were early run detectors.
Has anyone done a test lately??
Take a look at their website.

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Take a look at their website.

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Well the Spectre IV is the Elite, and I don't think theres been any independent testing with the Spectre I so it could very well be undetectable to that.
At least they aren't saying it is fully stealth.
 

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But only barely, if gain on the unit was turned up, which may make it difficult for a LEO to use(falsing).
 

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But only barely, if gain on the unit was turned up, which may make it difficult for a LEO to use(falsing).
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The gain isn't turned all the way up here, and I definitely wouldn't call that barely.
Only 3 retail units tested so we don't yet have a good understanding of how many are leaky like this example or quiet like the others.
 

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Even if Uniden were allowed to create the best BSM protection, I don’t think they can reach a level of an app like JBV1 because it does not have the processing power of the phone. I will say however, they do have the capability of quieting the detector to baby levels, escort and radenso have done it in their detectors albeit different implementations, but it is possible. Hopefully this silence is a good thing and Uniden is working really hard in fixing BSM and MRCD as I think that should be their priority right now and they can add the auto-lockouts later. For me, quiet ride is way better than auto-lockout risks, I know it’s convenient, but I think the priority should be having a more stable base rather than adding new features and seeing what sticks to the wall.
 

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Even if Uniden were allowed to create the best BSM protection, I don’t think they can reach a level of an app like JBV1 because it does not have the processing power of the phone. I will say however, they do have the capability of quieting the detector to baby levels, escort and radenso have done it in their detectors albeit different implementations, but it is possible. Hopefully this silence is a good thing and Uniden is working really hard in fixing BSM and MRCD as I think that should be their priority right now and they can add the auto-lockouts later. For me, quiet ride is way better than auto-lockout risks, I know it’s convenient, but I think the priority should be having a more stable base rather than adding new features and seeing what sticks to the wall.
BSM is really starting to get on my nerves again... Mostly these new Hondas and Fiat/Chrysler vehicles.. but mostly Honda.. The worst is, you can't notch filter the 24.159-24.16x range because there's a lot of legit LEOs in there...
 

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Now concerning the stealth capabilities, is it possible that a new update can fix this, of course i saw the video and I heard him say that the RD that had the, 1800 numbers and the 4000 serial numbers were the ones that were undetectable...
 
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