- Mar 5, 2012
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- Perth, Western Australia
@DEMON5 Thanks for the heads up. Seem, to have missed the alert on this thread.
I'm loving the 128 firmware, but I've updated my R7 to 133 with the NZ database and will test that for a few weeks. I'll also look to do some comparative runs against redflex on 133 K extended, versus 128 K segmented.
Whether I update the 128 firmware with features of 133 depends upon how well it works, and also whether it might be better to wait for the next update with auto lock outs, which could be no more than a month away.
I'm also reluctant to release 133 as is with an NZ database, just in case someone is tempted to start selling it. Therefore if people do want to try the 133 firmware, can I suggest you install the Uniden US version, and try it without NZ gps database. You can always revert back to your previous R7 file with the NZ database if you need it for a long trip.
So essentially watch this space...
Thanks.Currently R7 128 Int firmware is best all round performance in NZ. US 133 can be provided with NZ gps, but needs a lot of fixes to K band to make it useable at full wide and full sensitivity (both of which we need for NZ mobile redflex). I think I'm going to let Uniden fix this release before adding in my own tweeks and improvements.
I'm perhaps missing something but I cannot see it listed on the Uniden site. The latest release seems to be 1.54 for the R3. 1.33 still seems to be the latest for the R7!??Hello, I see that firmware 1.34 beta is out in the USA. Does anyone in NZ tested this as yet? How do I roll back to the NZ Firmware if I load 1.33 / 1.34 for testing? Also how do I get the latest database?
I'm hoping this will fix the gps manual alerts. In my assessment it seems likely 1.33 seems to be splitting the gps mutes for the different modulated frequencies from the same source. Needs so many more manual lockouts than any previous R7 version. Against redflex on 124 firmware, there was no noticeable improvement on the 1.33. Therefore it only seems extra sensitive to falses. That being said I so like a lot of the new features. To me, 124 with the features of 133 would be a step forward.1.34 isn’t supposed to be passed around. There were some bugs that were quickly patched for beta 1.35.
I think @winterbrew will confirm, we also found laser sensitivity was much better on 124 than on 129 or 133.
Another useful feature we have discovered in testing is 500-600m gps alerts. For rural locations especially I can see this being much better than the 300m alert which is currently the standard on the NZ and US versions.I can now reveal that the R7 Israel firmware can be supported on the US version of the R7. This is a really useful development as it provides another Official Uniden firmware source for adding new updates and features. One thing I'm keen to see going forward is to use the IL extra gps alert options. Things like bus lane cameras, mobile van locations etc. should then be able to be added and supported, as well as having menu options to turn those features on or off. In fact we could then probably add all sorts of GPS features if people wanted them, and provided I can code them.
How to update on usa unit i have purchased before was on sale in nz ? K band segmentation