Dualpro 360 i don't trust it

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Ya when it comes to returns, Amazon has been amazing in my experience. I would first try to support and vendors on here (bought both my R3 and R7 from BRD) but if not and depending on the item, Amazon has built an impressive business. They are very close to Apple and Microsoft...
 

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Sadly if i send this back for a refund i will order the r7. If i order the r7 then it's bye bye for any other detector for a long time. I have till early October to return this to Amazon though. However, i can't drive around with a software faulty detector that long hoping on a fix that might not happen for years based on the current track record I'm researching on the lockup bug soultion . I erased and reloaded the firmware and will give it another run in a moment to see how it does. However, i could send it back to Amazon and get another the next day to test from them. It just will suck if the replacement does the same.

I'm always see people paying $160 to send there max I'm for the issue and get one back or it back "fixed" with the same issue. Scary.
 

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Good on you for erasing and reloading and to the current FW version, that will eliminate one item. Does have some type of reboot or reset option after that?

Another great feature of the Unidens is you can go back to previous FW (some did this on the R3 and are happy they have the option) and I believe no other RD brand lets you do it...
 

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...I have till early October to return this to Amazon though...
Set an ebay alert for Cobra Dual Pro 360 and watch for those sub-$300 offers that popped back in August for new units. See if one shows before your return window expires, if so - get one and return the one you got from Amazon.

This is a great detector when it works, but in no case is it worth its MSRP when you can get a Max 360 around that price (bogey counter, better arrows, new threat tone that the GT-360/Dual Pro 36. doesn't have, plus it's compatible with EscargotDrive me think). The GT-360 was at $260 something when it got discontinued, sub $300 is tome the regular price for this product.

I love mine for the tones (Beltronics tones, I.m used to them), but that might not matter for many.

I have almost pulled the trigger when the R7 dropped to$500 (it does it on a semi-regular basis) but I do realize now that not having a connected app is an issue. But again - at $50 difference it would have been the R7 most definitely.
 
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Detector was $449 before tax $500 after. That is alot of $$$ to pay for something that suppose to help prevent me from receiving a $500 ticket plus whatever insurance $$ hikes that might happen because of the ticket. I bought my 9500ix because my beltronic 995 failed to alert me to a cop 4 years ago. Now i feel really bothered that I'm driving worrying if my new detector is even working with this cobra. I even read about a guy rebooting his detector every 30 minutes just to be sure. Sorry, but that's terrible. Even though some are not reporting this issue, but from looking on this forum and looking at Vortex videos. This issue is from the Max so any max based platform can run into this issue. Who knows if the next "fix" will fix this or it might make it worst or break something else.

I'm going to continue to run it for a few days till i decide what i want to do. I feel for the customers who aren't in a return window and must sell a "broken" radar or keep it hoping for a fix one day.
 

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or keep it hoping for a fix one day.
Speaking of updates, how will GT360 & other 360 owners know when there is a FW update? Last update I found out about it a week and a half after it came out when I saw people talking about it here.
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I will try to get another video, but this one doesn't show it good, but mine still alerts to new threats while it's still alerting to whatever it's stuck on the rear alert. I had a real cop at 2:44 and 6:55 passing and the arrows flipped, but after he passed it went back to alerting to whatever on the rear attenna. I turned the video off but it would've kept that same alert up for the next 20 minutes of my ride. Maybe a faulty rear attenna????


Edit: i will try to update my detector again and see if that helps with my issue.
 
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I will try to get another video, but this one doesn't show it good, but mine still alerts to new threats while it's still alerting to whatever it's stuck on the rear alert. I had a real cop at 6:55 passing and the arrows flipped, but after he passed it went back to alerting to whatever on the rear attenna. I turned the video off but it would've kept that same alert up for the next 20 minutes of my ride. Maybe a faulty rear attenna????
Did you do a firmware update? The firmware released today supposedly fixes the laser and rear antenna falsing issues. Worth a shot!
 

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Did you do a firmware update? The firmware released today supposedly fixes the laser and rear antenna falsing issues. Worth a shot!
I will update it today and give it a test drive in a few hours. I'll report back my findings.

Thanks for the heads up on a update
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I will update it today and give it a test drive in a few hours. I'll report back my findings.

Thanks for the heads up on a update
Could you let us know what the latest firmware version number is? I'm assuming it's 1.1. (You can hold "Mark" and "Mute" on startup and it'll tell you.)
 

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Could you let us know what the latest firmware version number is? I'm assuming it's 1.1. (You can hold "Mark" and "Mute" on startup and it'll tell you.)
1.1 after the update.

Going for a drive now with the new fw.
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Update: it's working like a radar detector should now. It was very quiet for my ride to work and there was no rear false alerts at all. Anything source it latched on to it un latched correctly as i drove away from the source instead of locking onto it. It alerted me to two leo cars running radar and arrows flipped as i drove by correctly.

I will give another update for my ride home from work, but right now this is good news for my dp 360. I won't get happy yet till i get some more test runs, not it seems very promising now.
 
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Another update:


On the way home from work it was falsing on the rear again for no reason. It's either falsing or a KA followed me thru mulitple cities and turns again which i doubt. Once i rebooted it.. it was good again.

I will continue to test it, but this radar falses way to much on the rear attenna.

So the new update did help mine about 95%. I don't know if i have a faulty radar detector or not. My dp360 is not locking up as it still alerts me to red light cameras and front radar source no issue. It's just when it's done with the front real source it goes back to alerting on a weak false rear.
 

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I'm on the fence here. I'll probably return it by Monday and get another detector. I'm looking at the 360max because i like the arrows better than the small ones on this display. Just worried about getting the lock up bug that i thought i had with this cobra.
 

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I'm on the fence here. I'll probably return it by Monday and get another detector. I'm looking at the 360max because i like the arrows better than the small ones on this display. Just worried about getting the lock up bug that i thought i had with this cobra.
Just for a test, your next drive tape a good amount of tin foil over the rear antenna area of the detector, covering all but necessary buttons and display.
See if rear falses stop.
If they do you are getting radar waves into the horn to create an alert.
If it keeps falsing you definetly have a defect and need to return asap.
If tinfoil does work to stop it, the same model replacing it might act the same.
 

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No, nothing else. No other radars on and never had this issue with any of my detectors. Im really wondering if i should return for another dual pro 360 ? Maybe the one i got is defective?
What is the OP vehicle.... never saw a response?
 

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I'm on the fence here. I'll probably return it by Monday and get another detector. I'm looking at the 360max because i like the arrows better than the small ones on this display. Just worried about getting the lock up bug that i thought i had with this cobra.
I have the M360 and really like it - I haven't owned all the different best of the best to compare it to, but it has been the best RD I've had. I chose it over the GT360 when they were on fire sale last year for the easier to see arrows. Having said that - I just looked and ER is asking $550 for the M360. Ouch. The 360c is only $50 more (would def upgrade for $50). If you don't see a better price on one, you may want to check out this thread....
 

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