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- Jul 3, 2018
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I do not disagree with either of these statements, but I think we are getting ahead of ourselves and pre-classifying the current RD's as 'legacy'. In short a 'legacy' product is a product that is no longer sold, has lost substantial market share, or is a version of a product that is not current - none of which are true of today's current RD's. Any RD without K-band filtering these days is considered 'legacy'. Until Theia is a retail product for consumer purchase, and proven to be exactly what it say stay to be, technically we are not running legacy units. If/When Theia is released and takes over, then we can accurately reclassify the current line up of RD's. This is like an individual calling a caterpillar a butterfly - a caterpillar is not a butterfly - but given time it has the potential to become one - but calling a caterpillar a butterfly before then is not accurate.
Right there is the whole problem, most of that is not true in how Legacy is being used. You have taken the Webster’s definition or your own strict definition of “Legacy” and applied it to how we are NOT using it IE by saying Legacy we are not saying all other RDs are obsolete or no longer work, we are only putting them into the new category they find themselves in due to Theia.
Some companies actually specifically manufacture Legacy products, some companies bring back products that they than name Legacy so people “Know” it is newly manufactured and not one of the 30 year old originals!
I think Legacy started being used because it is a term Forum Members already use to describe older Lidar Guns yet without CMs one can still receive a ticket even from so-called Legacy Lidar Guns! And with the advent of Theia, are not ALL current Frequency Based RDs not lacking? I would say they are because ALL Frequency Based RDs false to both BSM and fixed K band sources unless one turns off K band detection. And we haven’t even touched on how Theia will create new standards in range and sensitive because again it will not be a “Legacy” frequency based radar detector.
Will Theia be for everybody, it will not. And the reasons why will be many. From cost, to size, to it is not a remote, to I don’t really speed, to I don’t drive enough, to I already have an RD, to probably 100 other reasons. But one thing will be sure, Theia will put all other Radar Detectors into a category that needs a name.