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

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Eventually BSM systems will migrate to 76-77GHz, but we will still have all the legacy Hondas, Acuras, Buicks, Mazdas, etc. to deal with. Theia will be a game changer, and it will be interesting to see how (if) the competition responds.

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If it comes with arrows, detection range, BSM filtering and frequency reading like the R7, it will be a game changer. But if it is just BSM filtering, it will not be a game changer. Although I'm out of the loop about the Theia, it's good to know that Jon at Radenzo and company is improving their product lines.
 

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It is good to know that Radenso is going to put some pressure on Uniden. In my opinion, since Kuni left Uniden, the lights are out at Uniden. I left on a trip and was told that Uniden was working on an update, my impression was a few weeks away. I have returned and there is still no Uniden. How long ago? Five weeks!

I keep hearing from people who say they should take their time and issue a good update. Well, I agree that they should issue a good, error free update. However, there has been more than adequate time for them to do so. They just do not appear to have anyone left with the ability to get it done. I know some of you disagree, but this is ridiculous.
 

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It is good to know that Radenso is going to put some pressure on Uniden. In my opinion, since Kuni left Uniden, the lights are out at Uniden. I left on a trip and was told that Uniden was working on an update, my impression was a few weeks away. I have returned and there is still no Uniden. How long ago? Five weeks!

I keep hearing from people who say they should take their time and issue a good update. Well, I agree that they should issue a good, error free update. However, there has been more than adequate time for them to do so. They just do not appear to have anyone left with the ability to get it done. I know some of you disagree, but this is ridiculous.
Really its been 5 weeks and you are complaining? Beta testers have been going back and forth working on different versions of firmware until its right and ready for release. Things are moving along even though you don't see anything happening. This stuff does not happen over night and you need to be more patient.
 
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Really its been 5 weeks and you are complaining? Beta testers have been going back and forth working on different versions of firmware until its right and ready for release. Things are moving along even though you don't see anything happening. This stuff does not happen over night and you need to be more patient.
Actually, it has been over five weeks since I was told it should be soon and that they were working on it. It has been five months that I have been waiting for it. I have been patient Tom. Uniden made a lot of promises and when Kuni was there they released updates much more often and much more quickly. They also communicated with us better, much, much better when Kuni was there. This isn’t just my opinion, but several dealers have voiced this same thing to me. You can say all you want and I appreciate your position. At this point results are going to be much more relevant to Uniden’s success than assurances and admonishments.
 

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Really its been 5 weeks and you are complaining? Beta testers have been going back and forth working on different versions of firmware until its right and ready for release. Things are moving along even though you don't see anything happening. This stuff does not happen over night and you need to be more patient.
People just don't understand that it takes time to gather information, implement it, and test it. Every beta tester also get different types of encounter and results based on what is available out there in their area. I think as far as company support is concerned, I believe Uniden has been going the extra mile to support their consumer based clients. Have we ever seen a company that compares to what Uniden has done in the past? It's not perfect, but I get better updates from them than any other companies. I've heard good things from Radenso too. We just need to be patient guys.
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It is good to know that Radenso is going to put some pressure on Uniden. In my opinion, since Kuni left Uniden, the lights are out at Uniden. I left on a trip and was told that Uniden was working on an update, my impression was a few weeks away. I have returned and there is still no Uniden. How long ago? Five weeks!

I keep hearing from people who say they should take their time and issue a good update. Well, I agree that they should issue a good, error free update. However, there has been more than adequate time for them to do so. They just do not appear to have anyone left with the ability to get it done. I know some of you disagree, but this is ridiculous.
Some are just itching to get their's updated. For all these years of using a radar detector and dealing with manufacturers, I have never seen a radar detector that is perfect. JMO.
 
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Yeah luckily Uniden has actively resumed development and beta testing with the R7 again. For a while it was silent on the beta testing end too. I know you guys are getting antsy about things after waiting for so long and I totally get that. There's a lot of new features planned, some of which are working great already, others not so much. There's also been some bugs that needed to be squashed before release too. It's probably not too satisfying to have to keep waiting, but fortunately they're starting to work on things again now so hopefully everyone'll get to enjoy the new features and changes soon enough.
 

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Like I said, some will disagree with me and I respect that. However, as Vortex said, “luckily Uniden has actively resumed development and beta testing with the R7 again. For a while it was silent on the beta testing end too.”. The reason for this delay is not so much their desire to create an error free update, but rather due to the fact that they dropped the ball completely for a while. I also fear that their effort will be short lived and they will return to what they were (not) doing this summer. They have simply withdrawn all participation in this forum too. I certainly may be wrong, but I have heard some pretty vociferous complaints from dealers. Not a lot, but I don’t even talk to a lot of their dealers. The rd business is just a tiny drop in Uniden’s business and even less in their financial stats. Again, if you are fine with how they are doing business, I do respect that.
 

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Like I said, some will disagree with me and I respect that. However, as Vortex said, “luckily Uniden has actively resumed development and beta testing with the R7 again. For a while it was silent on the beta testing end too.”. The reason for this delay is not so much their desire to create an error free update, but rather due to the fact that they dropped the ball completely for a while. I also fear that their effort will be short lived and they will return to what they were (not) doing this summer. They have simply withdrawn all participation in this forum too. I certainly may be wrong, but I have heard some pretty vociferous complaints from dealers. Not a lot, but I don’t even talk to a lot of their dealers. The rd business is just a tiny drop in Uniden’s business and even less in their financial stats. Again, if you are fine with how they are doing business, I do respect that.
Better watch out... Using same themes that anti ER people blurt out will get you more admonishment. :) You bring up good points about Cedar, ur I mean Uniden (ha ha), that RD is small part of their broader business. Cedar, ur I mean Uniden has withdrawn RDF efforts. Cedar, ur I mean Uniden, might go back to business as usual of late taking eons to release “IVT” update on their products. Cedar, ur I mean Uniden, did drop the ball for awhile.

Outside of the weak deserved ribbing on rabid Uniden users using my thoughts above, I do have confidence Uniden will come out with good update or two within next couple months. As a R7/R3 user, I hope they do. The beta testers are saying good stuff is coming. If the testing was a complete mess, or there they did not see any beta work at all, they would not risk their personal RDF reputation asking you (or anyone) to hold off goodness is coming. I may not be as annoyed as you because I have the luxury to use other devices that work well in the meantime. I also believe the personal reputations of RDF Uniden users say my R3/R7 platform is not dead. I do not own boat anchors. They say over time the financial investment will prove sound. I understand that my belief means nothing to you. You need to speak up your thoughts on the matter. Even if they are not glowing in the mind of strong/loyal Uniden users. Keep up the challenges. Uniden needs to hear them when they see your posts.
 
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Like I said, some will disagree with me and I respect that. However, as Vortex said, “luckily Uniden has actively resumed development and beta testing with the R7 again. For a while it was silent on the beta testing end too.”. The reason for this delay is not so much their desire to create an error free update, but rather due to the fact that they dropped the ball completely for a while. I also fear that their effort will be short lived and they will return to what they were (not) doing this summer. They have simply withdrawn all participation in this forum too. I certainly may be wrong, but I have heard some pretty vociferous complaints from dealers. Not a lot, but I don’t even talk to a lot of their dealers. The rd business is just a tiny drop in Uniden’s business and even less in their financial stats. Again, if you are fine with how they are doing business, I do respect that.
My understanding when it comes to radar detectors is that there are challenges not easily met because of newer technologies evolving each year like newer frequencies used for BSM, MRCD's use and etc.. Example, Uniden was trying to minimize BSM annoyance from Honda/Acura pre 2019 models and they did it for the most part with occasion punch through per members here. But now comes 2019, Honda/Acura comes out with a different frequency. Now you have to deal with a different problem. We can't have both worlds of increase sensitivity without sacrificing filtering. That's where different companies come in handy. We pick what we think is good for us. When it comes to participation from Uniden in this forum, I don't think Uniden has to be present all the time in this forum. Why? Expectations "gets so high" thus you get the fear of their efforts being short live and frustrations starts to creep in. The R7 just came out early this year with a 2-3 updates being made. Those 2-3 updates for a newbie within a short period of time to me is never heard of from a radar detector company. I think we owe them patience and not just Uniden. It can be Radenso or V1 too. The popular "two weeks update" has been circulating around but yet die hard users still stick to it being very very patient. That's a company that has been around for decades with their products. Uniden came out with the R7 just early this year. I believe they will improve the R7 in many ways. I could be wrong but time will tell.
 
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My understanding when it comes to radar detectors is that there are challenges not easily met because of newer technologies evolving each year like newer frequencies used for BSM, MRCD's use and etc.. Example, Uniden was trying to minimize BSM annoyance from Honda/Acura pre 2019 models and they did it for the most part with occasion punch through per members here. But now comes 2019, Honda/Acura comes out with a different frequency. Now you have to deal with a different problem. We can't have both worlds of increase sensitivity without sacrificing filtering. That's where different companies come in handy. We pick what we think is good for us. When it comes to participation from Uniden in this forum, I don't think Uniden has to be present all the time in this forum. Why? Expectations "gets so high" thus you get the fear of their efforts being short live and frustrations starts to creep in. The R7 just came out early this year with a 2-3 updates being made. Those 2-3 updates for a newbie within a short period of time to me is never heard of from a radar detector company. I think we owe them patience and not just Uniden. It can be Radenso or V1 too. The popular "two weeks update" has been circulating around but yet die hard users still stick to it being very very patient. That's a company that has been around for decades with their products. Uniden came out with the R7 just early this year. I believe they will improve the R7 in many ways. I could be wrong but time will tell.
Hope your thought “can’t have have both worlds....” ends up on the ash heap of history when Rai based Theia comes out. We will see. Hope none of us have to make that statement again.
 

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Hope your thought “can’t have have both worlds....” ends up on the ash heap of history when Rai based Theia comes out. We will see. Hope none of us have to make that statement again.
I know. I just feel like Russia is trying to figure out the F35's radar signature and they claim they can see it. But can Russia shoot it down? Sometimes, there is just too much hype about a product. Time will tell.
 

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Radar technology and anti-radar technology have been racing. This is unfair competition because radar jammers are not legal. Radar detector companies need to invest more. We need patience. We need to lower expectations.V1 quits, hoping uniden can do better.
 

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So I think I see some kind of update for the R7 at the Uniden support site from two months ago, but no mention of it in this thread:

R3/R7/DFR7/DFR9 Red Light Database Update (10/02/2019)
  • Download and Extract Database File
  • R3/R7 – Use Uniden R series SW Download Tool V1.28 (Listed Below).
  • DFR7/DFR9 – Use Uniden Database Manager V1.00 (Listed Below).
So this is just the red light and speed camera database update, correct?
 

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So I think I see some kind of update for the R7 at the Uniden support site from two months ago, but no mention of it in this thread:

R3/R7/DFR7/DFR9 Red Light Database Update (10/02/2019)
  • Download and Extract Database File
  • R3/R7 – Use Uniden R series SW Download Tool V1.28 (Listed Below).
  • DFR7/DFR9 – Use Uniden Database Manager V1.00 (Listed Below).
So this is just the red light and speed camera database update, correct?
Correct, and while its dated October it didn't actually go up on their site until November sometime IIRC. Still need to bring the R7 inside to update this.
 

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Thanks, so in the case of a database only update, do you still have to do the factory reset procedure after installation?
 

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Thanks, so in the case of a database only update, do you still have to do the factory reset procedure after installation?
I do, as I don’t mind adjusting my settings again, and I like to factory reset once in awhile anyway. Not sure if Uniden recommends it for database only though.
 

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Yawn... I saw it a while back and thought I would just wait for the real update.
 

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It's game over man, what are we gonna do now?
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