Will we see another update to the R7 or is the game over

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HA, anything with the moniker "2 weeks" should be taken with a HUGE grain of sale... One need only check the V1 forum to see why.
I check the V1 forum every two weeks.
 

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HA, anything with the moniker "2 weeks" should be taken with a HUGE grain of sale... One need only check the V1 forum to see why.
You got grains for sale? What’s your prices, I might be interested.
 

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I'll be honest, I just reviewed the new Radenso coming out in 2020 and this thing will change the market. Uniden (and Escort) will have to dramatically change their focus or pack their bags. My R7 will be stone age equipment when this thing comes out, its that big a leap.
 

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I'll be honest, I just reviewed the new Radenso coming out in 2020 and this thing will change the market. Uniden (and Escort) will have to dramatically change their focus or pack their bags. My R7 will be stone age equipment when this thing comes out, its that big a leap.
Assuming it does what is says it will do? Assuming it's not 3x as much as the R7? Might not want to discount your R7 so quickly, after all this world is full of unfulfilled promises as many have seen with almost every product on the market. I'm not willing to let go of my R7 on the pretense of something better that hasn't even made it out of the gate yet. My R7 has saved me and this V12 too many times the throw it away or even contemplate shelving it...
 

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Assuming it does what is says it will do? Assuming it's not 3x as much as the R7? Might not want to discount your R7 so quickly, after all this world is full of unfulfilled promises as many have seen with almost every product on the market. I'm not willing to let go of my R7 on the pretense of something better that hasn't even made it out of the gate yet. My R7 has saved me and this V12 too many times the throw it away or even contemplate shelving it...
That's kind of an obvious statement. Why would you get rid of anything you own if the next better thing isn't even out yet. The whole point of my comment was when it does come out it will change the market. They already have it in testing and I would recommend you look at their video that vortex posted. I immagine the price for that unit will probably be between $700 and $800. When you factor in what that thing will be capable of it is well worth the money, probably even up to a $1000.
 

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Btw, BestBuy has the R7 for sale for $499
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Thanks InsipidMonkey!
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Wow, AI and no BSM false alerts ever! It's a totally redesigned detector that's actually a Linux PC! I'm glad I got the BestBuy warranty. I just might trade up next year for a couple hundred more. Time will tell. But yes, the R7 update needs to be pretty dramatic, and even so, it simply doesn't have the hardware to compete.
 
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@wellfleetion What do you mean by the update needs to be pretty dramatic? It’s not going to have AI in it nor is it going to magically become invisible to the Spectre. All I need right now is rear arrow sensitive change and better BSM filtering and also better arrow algo’s, but I am assuming changing the rear arrow sensitivity might alleviate that issue. They can then work out the MRCD issue after.
 

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@wellfleetion What do you mean by the update needs to be pretty dramatic? It’s not going to have AI in it nor is it going to magically become invisible to the Spectre. All I need right now is rear arrow sensitive change and better BSM filtering and also better arrow algo’s, but I am assuming changing the rear arrow sensitivity might alleviate that issue. They can then work out the MRCD issue after.
i pretty much agree. I think that Uniden just needs to get a solid update that fixes the more important issues brought up. They aren’t going to match what Radenso has introduced but they shouldn’t and I don’t think they will have to. Uniden will still have a solid rd that is very sensitive and may be priced right, depending on where the new Radenso comes in. I do think however, that to stay in the game, Uniden does need to issue this update in a timely manner, as well as future ones and equally important they need to start talking to their customers again and show some interest in them.
 

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Last time I checked BB doesn’t sell Radenso’s.
Posted from my iPhone using the RDF Mobile App!
You're right
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I just wish Uniden did a better job with their hardware. I am not sure why lower end processors are used and memory is so un-necessarily confined when such cutting edge tech is cheap now-a-days.
 
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RD's like the R3 and the R7, actually just about every other RD, will still have a place because not everyone will want to spend close to $1k for an RD.
There is no update or upgrade that will make any of these RD's compete with the Radenso though because you are basically buying a Linux computer, with front and rear equal sized horns, and receives on vertical and horizontal poles, and AI.

It's like thinking by adding a cold air intake to a stock honda civic it can now tow as much as a Ford F550.
 

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RD's like the R3 and the R7, actually just about every other RD, will still have a place because not everyone will want to spend close to $1k for an RD.
There is no update or upgrade that will make any of these RD's compete with the Radenso though because you are basically buying a Linux computer, with front and rear equal sized horns, and receives on vertical and horizontal poles, and AI.

It's like thinking by adding a cold air intake to a stock honda civic it can now tow as much as a Ford F550.
Wait!?! My Civic won't tow that much?
 

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You're right
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I just wish Uniden did a better job with their hardware. I am not sure why lower end processors are used and memory is so un-necessarily confined when such cutting edge tech is cheap now-a-days.
Hi,

Do you have the specs on the hardware? Would be interesting ...
 

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Do you have the specs on the hardware? Would be interesting ...
 

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RD's like the R3 and the R7, actually just about every other RD, will still have a place because not everyone will want to spend close to $1k for an RD.
The thing is, modern components are cheap now-a-days. It's just a small computer that just needs low end parts to blow all other detectors out of the water that aren't run off an AMD board, etc. The parts should still be cheap. Were not talking stuffing 28-core Intel Xeon processors, 1.5TB of ECC RAM, 4TB of SSD storage, and a AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics in there. It's the R & D that's the most costly in this case I would imagine and how much could that be? I expect a big price tag at first with the new Rad as it will be the biggest change in detecting seen since they originated. Then when the competition quickly catches up, the prices will get reasonable again just like everything else.
 
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Well, Uniden supporters, give me some love. I am trying to be fair and trying to be patient, at least in my opinion I am. Maybe I expect too much too soon. But it was six weeks ago (Oct. 4th) that we were advised that Uniden was working on an update for the R7, but was still working out the bugs. It has been two weeks since BRD told us that he had met with Uniden and had talked to them about the issues that he was seeing and hearing on the forum. I have seen nothing from Uniden. I think the person that they have working on the update is the same guy that I keep talking to at Xfinity that is going to fix my internet connection. I still see no one from Uniden on this forum, including Uniden Support. So, I just don’t see any change. I had hoped that we would. So, I need my Uniden support group to help me feel better about Uniden and their support. Maybe I am being impatient and maybe I’m being unfair to Uniden. But I do think it is fair to say that Uniden‘s support and presence has changed around here and I think it is fair to say that Uniden was made aware of this. To me, it is fair to expect to have seen some response from Uniden other than utter silence. Especially when we are seeing a real chance for some revolutionary new poducts elsewhere. I have said before, I honestly think that Uniden has a place to remain as a significant rd manufacturer but they have just have to do it with action and all I see is silence.
 

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Well, Uniden supporters, give me some love. I am trying to be fair and trying to be patient, at least in my opinion I am. Maybe I expect too much too soon. But it was six weeks ago (Oct. 4th) that we were advised that Uniden was working on an update for the R7, but was still working out the bugs. It has been two weeks since BRD told us that he had met with Uniden and had talked to them about the issues that he was seeing and hearing on the forum. I have seen nothing from Uniden. I think the person that they have working on the update is the same guy that I keep talking to at Xfinity that is going to fix my internet connection. I still see no one from Uniden on this forum, including Uniden Support. So, I just don’t see any change. I had hoped that we would. So, I need my Uniden support group to help me feel better about Uniden and their support. Maybe I am being impatient and maybe I’m being unfair to Uniden. But I do think it is fair to say that Uniden‘s support and presence has changed around here and I think it is fair to say that Uniden was made aware of this. To me, it is fair to expect to have seen some response from Uniden other than utter silence. Especially when we are seeing a real chance for some revolutionary new poducts elsewhere. I have said before, I honestly think that Uniden has a place to remain as a significant rd manufacturer but they have just have to do it with action and all I see is silence.
Your being a little impatient. Info is still going back and forth between testers & Uniden while bugs are still being worked out.
 

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