Introduction PA. No RD yet but want Theia

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Have never owned a RD, but am anxiously awaiting Theia. Until then am relying on Waze and Jbv1 offline mode
 

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Welcome to RDF! Theia looks like it’s going to be amazing. Definitely excited for this one!
 

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Welcome to RDF! Theia looks like it’s going to be amazing. Definitely excited for this one!
My only concern is whether to get something like the uniden dfr7 while I wait, just to get my feet wet in the RD world, or just wait?!
 

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My only concern is whether to get something like the uniden dfr7 while I wait, just to get my feet wet in the RD world, or just wait?!
I say grab the DFR7 to have some kind of protection. What if Theia doesn’t come out until summer or later? I can’t imagine driving without a detector for five miles, never mind months! You can always sell the DFR7 when Theia arrives or keep it as a backup and/or rental car/travel companion.
 

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My only concern is whether to get something like the uniden dfr7 while I wait, just to get my feet wet in the RD world, or just wait?!
Good instincts. It will help you get a better feel for the benefits of Theia when you transition in the future while giving you the CM insurance you need now.
 

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Have never owned a RD, but am anxiously awaiting Theia. Until then am relying on Waze and Jbv1 offline mode
Wow, if you're looking at Theia and running both Waze and JBV1 in offline mode, clearly you've been doing your research.

I like @mattguy10's suggestion to grab a DFR7 in the meantime. It'll add a lot and if nothing else, will give you much more appreciation for Theia once you get it.
 

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My only concern is whether to get something like the uniden dfr7 while I wait, just to get my feet wet in the RD world, or just wait?!
Pick it up. Better to have a detector than nothing at all. Usually the units have been marked well in Waze (depends where in PA you are). Pay close attention to the k band signals
 

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Welcome to the forum! It's great that you've done some research already. That'll make your life better in the long run. Agree with the others, I'd rock some detector until Theia arrives. There's a lot of solid options that won't kill the wallet. Also, once Theia is on your windshield you'll have full appreciation for her. hah.
 

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Welcome and buckle up!
 

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Pick it up. Better to have a detector than nothing at all. Usually the units have been marked well in Waze (depends where in PA you are). Pay close attention to the k band signals
I work in Philadelphia and travel 95, 476 and 76 usually around rush hour so it is hard to accelerate too much anyway. But my new civic type r may attract police attention so I want to be aware.

So far waze and Jbv1 seem to be doing the trick, but I also want to become more situational aware.

V1, uniden dfr7, r3 or even R7? Tough choices especially with lots of hope for 2020!
 

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