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- Jul 5, 2011
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- Saratoga, NY
I have no direct evidence of this, but Mine seems to be sleeping more when I use EL and Lose Cell phone service. Cell phone service is spotty in the Adirondacks and that is when I see it sleeping the most, however its also when the detector is on for the longest amount of time. Typically my trips are 3-4 hours and the detector is on the entire time without a restart - so that could be part of it also.Could it be (only in the case when EL is connected) a deliberate behavior ?
I have a camera (my R3 detects it as MRCD) three blocks away from me, which gives me the following behavior with my BelScort devices:
- DualPro 360, iRadar (EL) connected: Alerts come through on app, splash screen on RD (no actual detection, no bars or frequencies displayed)
- DuaPro 360 alone: Not tested
- Beltronics GT-7, no app: detects something, plus beeps as stored location (camera icon on screen). Not sure which one came first.
The more I try to remember, the more I think my DualPro360 never gives me any radar detection signs at all when the app is connected and sends a stored/reported location.
Not sure if this is on purpose behavior, a bug, or a sign of lockup.
Maybe we can get someone like Freebird to test it as they are on the road for extensive amounts of time. They would have to have a reliable way to test the detector and be willing to risk being unprotected.
I have a suspicion that Escort is sort of aware what causes this and to protect their profits they are silent. they have taken a few detectors, including mine and sent them back with no change - or in some cases a worse condition then they were provided.
All they did the last time for mine was "reload firmware/Software".
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I really wish Escort would interact with us regarding these findings.
We have a lot of enthusiasts here that I think would love to help, (run beta software, give detailed reports back, etc), but we are being 'ignored'. Who knows, maybe they are able to recreate these issues in-house and have their 'already employed' testers of their own. Even still it would be nice if they acknowledged the issue we seem to be encountering as either a hardware or software issue.
I picked up an R7 to run while my 360 seems to be at its 2nd home lately, but returned it after 2 weeks. I prefer running the 360 on the highway and more congested areas the the R3 in the tough terrain. However, if we do not get some clarification from Escort on these odd can we really trust these units?
Simple answer is No - We cannot trust them and Escort does not care. Someone needs to put this more out there, Like Vortex, and we should be adding review comments to Amazon/Best Buy and any other site we think draws people.
The only way to get their attention is to affect their sales. I returned my Max 360CI and will try to stop spending any more on Escort Detectors (although I do Admit I have a problem when a new detector comes out)