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

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It's always stressful to create what others have failed at and do it in a timely manner before they bear you to it!

Take your time.. Someone else gets the bone!

Find a need, fulfill the need and you're rich!

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I don't care about personnel changes inside uniden. The price of R7 is out of control on Amazon. The promised firmware is difficult to produce. What happened?
 

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I don't care about personnel changes inside uniden. The price of R7 is out of control on Amazon. The promised firmware is difficult to produce. What happened?
If you're referring to the auto lockouts, I read where the delay has something to do with the lawsuit between Uniden and Cedar.
 

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If you're referring to the auto lockouts, I read where the delay has something to do with the lawsuit between Uniden and Cedar.
At least that tells me their heart is still in it.

Still don't know why they just don't call the auto mutes

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If you're referring to the auto lockouts, I read where the delay has something to do with the lawsuit between Uniden and Cedar.

What about mrcd actually working? Or bsm being worth a damn? For a detector that I spent $500 on I expected these things to work.

Here we are at the tail end of December... months after we were told that the new firmware is “coming soon” and “finishing up beta testing” with no updates. I’d say at this point the fat lady has sung.

My r7 is going up on eBay and I’ll look at switching to a different platform until theia is released. It’s been a fun ride Uniden, but I’m out.


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What about mrcd actually working? Or bsm being worth a damn? For a detector that I spent $500 on I expected these things to work.

Here we are at the tail end of December... months after we were told that the new firmware is “coming soon” and “finishing up beta testing” with no updates. I’d say at this point the fat lady has sung.

My r7 is going up on eBay and I’ll look at switching to a different platform until theia is released. It’s been a fun ride Uniden, but I’m out.


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Calm down man! I was only trying to offer information I thought you were asking about. Doesn't matter to me which detector you choose.
 

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If you're referring to the auto lockouts, I read where the delay has something to do with the lawsuit between Uniden and Cedar.
I thought it was because Escort's patent on the lockouts didn't expire until 2020? If I recall at the launch of the R7 there was some confusion as to when the auto lockout patent would expire (2019 or 2020).
 

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What about mrcd actually working? Or bsm being worth a damn? For a detector that I spent $500 on I expected these things to work.

Here we are at the tail end of December... months after we were told that the new firmware is “coming soon” and “finishing up beta testing” with no updates. I’d say at this point the fat lady has sung.

My r7 is going up on eBay and I’ll look at switching to a different platform until theia is released. It’s been a fun ride Uniden, but I’m out.


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Sounds like you would still complain even if you switch to a different platform. No radar detector is perfect, they are just more suited to different individuals. It also definitely has not been months since beta testers have had the newest firmware. Lol go out and spend probably close to 500$ more so you can have these features "work". We will see you when you come back complaining about spending 1000$ and still not being perfect.
 

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A big substantial humungous and very significant update would make a great Christmas present for a lot of us. Just saying... I thought other's were joking when they said "maybe by New Years" months ago. I think we have been very patient.
 

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What about mrcd actually working? Or bsm being worth a damn? For a detector that I spent $500 on I expected these things to work.

Here we are at the tail end of December... months after we were told that the new firmware is “coming soon” and “finishing up beta testing” with no updates. I’d say at this point the fat lady has sung.

My r7 is going up on eBay and I’ll look at switching to a different platform until theia is released. It’s been a fun ride Uniden, but I’m out.


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Only a few months counts as a fun ride? You should go to escort for the quick fixes, or maybe whistler, better yet you could go to V1 and get updates there. Listen, you leaving won’t make a difference and no one here cares what detector you have, as long as you keep getting saves, that’s all that matters. If another detector makes that a better situation, then so be it.
 

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Only a few months counts as a fun ride? You should go to escort for the quick fixes, or maybe whistler, better yet you could go to V1 and get updates there. Listen, you leaving won’t make a difference and no one here cares what detector you have, as long as you keep getting saves, that’s all that matters. If another detector makes that a better situation, then so be it.

I wouldn’t fault him if he needs Mrcd protection where he lives.

I live in the mrcd heartland. I would be complaining hard if a detector was built for mrcd threats and it didn’t deliver. 6 months + is not acceptable

Lots of ppl in Edmonton buy the pro m because it comes mrcd advertised.

I got the pro m On launch. it could detect mrcd. It also reported bsm as mrcd. so It was unbearable because bsm filtering sucked

I complained hard. Radenso pumped out a FW update in 3 months and it was night and day.
 

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Only a few months counts as a fun ride? You should go to escort for the quick fixes, or maybe whistler, better yet you could go to V1 and get updates there. Listen, you leaving won’t make a difference and no one here cares what detector you have, as long as you keep getting saves, that’s all that matters. If another detector makes that a better situation, then so be it.
It seems like a lot of people defend Uniden‘s update (lack thereof) for the R7 by comparing it to Escort. They say if you want to complain about the lack of updates, be glad you didn’t buy an Escort, so be happy because Escort is worse. Or like this case, take it as an opportunity to complain about the V1. Then, of course after complaining about Escort or V1 or ??, they always end by criticizing you for criticizing. ??? I suppose it is one way to look at customer service. You should be happy because there are worse companies out there. But that seems like a pretty poor way to judge customer service to me. Uniden does not have good customer service. Sure, there are worse examples of customer service out there, but that isn’t an excuse for Uniden’s poor service. No update for the R7 in the last 6 months (and even that update had nothing new, it just corrected a few mistakes) is not good. Pulling their participation in this forum is also not good. In fact, it was in mid October that BRD himself said that he met with Uniden because he (BRD) was unhappy about the way things were going, including updates to the R7 and lack of participation on this forum. He even said he asked Uniden to expand the beta testing group so more people could participate. I could link to several specific customer service complaints but I think you get the idea. I am not just complaining, I am giving examples of specific complaints. And yet, it is now December 18th, almost two months after even BRD’s post and nothing has changed and no update issued. I’m honestly not sure how anyone can support that. It sure isn’t my idea, definition nor standard of what I view as acceptable customer service. I think it was fair and cogent for the OP to label this thread what they did. Yes, that is a very “out there” label to put on Uniden (that it is game over for them) , but is also a very fair one and that can be argued honestly both ways. To just dismiss those of us that are complaining is wrong. You can certainly argue with us, but there is a reasonable argument to make that it is game over for them. Personally, I think that it s the beginning of the end. Sad, it was a good run, but everything says to me that they really don’t have what it takes (motivation or knowledge or interest or whatever) to keep going.
 
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Sounds like a lot of buyers regret here. If you want to get out of a particular RD, get out. Complaining here that your going to sell it is like declaring a massive unfollow on social media before you do it; it's a planned mic drop that no one cares about. Just sell your unit to someone who will appreciate it for what it does provide, and get into something that you have researched well and will provide the protection you think you need.
 

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Well they say offense occurs when an expectation is not met.

It sounds like many just want "no negative".... Sometimes negative is constructive!
Look at the mess that happens bc no one complains so they have no pressure to change or knowledge they need to?

Being "mellow" is not always the answer... Yes we can go to another vendor but we've already bought based on expectations.

Take our losses and leave you say?
Well that's an option but then uniden misses out on a good start to what could steal the market by having it all in one package!

Was it unidens fault for raising expectations to sell excitement? Maybe it was genuine but something internal fell apart along the way.

Maybe it was presumption by a zealous employee who just wasn't seasoned yet to the "good Ole boy flow around here?"

Maybe it's top secret till the pressure is off? Well maybe.....
Maybe V1 is gonna launch another flagship? , maybe we all get a free ride to the moon....

Folks are frustrated with empty promises and to compare to Escort is the WRONG thing to do bc falling down on a promise already puts Uniden R7 in that boat in many minds who are burnt abs so are already looking for a fresh ship to sail on.

Regardless, I personally am pleased with what I found in the R7 but in other ways I bought with expectations that have never been addressed.

I didn't say "met", I said not even "addressed! "

Automute, lockouts whatever the magic phrase is was indeed an expectation regardless of those hoping to deny that expectation ever existed.

In fact I've been waiting before I buy a second bc there's no way my wife will negotiate manual mutes as much as she drives.

Should I just get her a Radenso with no arrows? Not for me but maybe the best for her... But wait, I have to drive that car too!... and I HATE not knowing where the signal is coming from! ... It's a basic need IMO after being used to it.

Anyway, it's good to respect concerns out here if they're legit, where else can we express them... Call uniden on the phone?

That will get about nowhere.

Just need some feedback, that's all, even if we're told it's been put on the back burner or trashed.... Man up and deal with the repercussions, at least you'll have trust & respect!

In today's politically charged deceptive climate, that would be refreshing and honorable.

Telling people to go away when they're not harrasing, trolling or being hateful is just wrong... Did we forget the mission of this forum?

Having vendors around does not mean not keeping them accountable to their own marketing.

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Sounds like a lot of buyers regret here. If you want to get out of a particular RD, get out. Complaining here that your going to sell it is like declaring a massive unfollow on social media before you do it; it's a planned mic drop that no one cares about. Just sell your unit to someone who will appreciate it for what it does provide, and get into something that you have researched well and will provide the protection you think you need.
kind of like “love it or leave it” huh? Isn‘t the nature of feedback that it is sometimes good and sometimes not so good? I mean, do you honestly think that it is more constructive for us to shut up and go somewhere else? I think that feedback, negative or positive, is a good thing. If a company is listening, a lot of consistent criticism gives them a way to improve. And if we just shut up and go somewhere else, how does anything ever get improved? Really, it is both the good things that RD has (in this case) and the bad things about it that have propelled both the RD company and its competitors to improve a thing and produce a better product. If you are seeing a lot of complaints, and apparently you are, what compels you to tell people to just keep it to themselves? Honestly, that makes just no sense at all.
 

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Regardless of where my feelings fall on these topics my observation is:
All of the radar detector manufacturers and associated testers and insiders have all been gagged.
They no longer are publicly speaking or hinting about any developments coming.
I believe this is a direct result of previous instances of when they did going wrong or backfiring.
Now there is a "Loose lips sink ships" policy in place.
With the exception of Radenso teases about Theia, all is restricted info from the companies.
Maybe leaking to a forum is not the best business practice and now we feel the brunt of it.
 

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It's doesn't matter what is or what isn't constructive. If you aren't happy with the R7, you should ditch it. I had an Escort that I didn't like. Rather than complain online all the time about it I moved on. Some people use that same RD every day and love it. There is no perfect detector (right now). Every model has some imperfections and you have to decide which ones you can or can not live with. Some people, myself included are happy with the current version of the R7. Can it improve? Sure but it's not unusable. I think it's currently the best option actually. I can understand why some don't though and that's fine.

The R7 is likely not going to get a whole lot better than what it is. Sure there's new beta firmware out there but take it for what it is today and if that's not good enough, move on. If nothing else, we know Theia is coming and we'll all be jumping ship anyway.
 

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It's doesn't matter Theia is coming and we'll all be jumping ship anyway.
Will we, and will it be what the expectations are?
To another vendor with promises who has leaked an upcoming feature?

I think a good rule of thumb is don't shoot till you see the white of their eyes.

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Sounds like a lot of buyers regret here. If you want to get out of a particular RD, get out. Complaining here that your going to sell it is like declaring a massive unfollow on social media before you do it; it's a planned mic drop that no one cares about. Just sell your unit to someone who will appreciate it for what it does provide, and get into something that you have researched well and will provide the protection you think you need.
Let him vent. Don’t be too harsh. Once venting is over, assuming he is not like some of the ER trolling folks, he will make his decision one way or other and move on. We all need to vent sometimes, and be supported in doing so.
 

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I don't think that the patent can't release the firmware. They can solve some problems first. The price of R7 is out of control, and the price of Amazon is falling every day. They are clearing inventory and the R7 will soon be discontinued for reasons that only they know.
 

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