Uniden R7 update, when can we expect it?

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Maybe, just maybe, instead of hiding in the shadows, Uniden could pipe in once in a while, and at least tell the non-special Beta Testers, "Hey everyone. Yes we are still working on wonderful updates and other great things here at Uniden." It is not too much to ask for. I understand how things work, but being totally silent, is unacceptable to me, and many others. Where is the Uniden rep? MIA it seems to me. I don't care if they take a full year to update and give us what they PROMISED in regards to the R7, but going totally silent makes people wonder if the company as abandoned the R7, and moved on to the next R whatever. Peace
No manufacturer has any obligation to share anything here about possible updates or developments nor should it be expected. More don't than do for good reasons. We are quite lucky that we are as privy to info as we are.

We do in fact know they are working on things from those very same special beta testers so they have not gone silent. You wouldn't get any different info from a rep.

I'm also not so sure that they have 'promised' anything. Maybe I missed the official announcement but if you're referring to the prospect of auto lockouts, I believe that feature was just rumors and never a given until the beta testers were allowed to reveal as much. That had to follow a positive result from their recent lawsuit with Escort or the end to Escorts patents so they could not have promised that feature just yet.

I appreciate the anticipation but this kind of talk accomplishes nothing other than to discourage manufacturers from sharing anything at all and that hurts the community. It's certainly not going to effect their sales so you're yelling into the wind. If I remember correctly there was a time when they did share more info and were bitten by that so they clamped down.
 
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I just want them to get it right the first time. Auto lock outs will make the R7 one of the best and at a very good price. I just don't want the update to cause other problems.
*If* the new firmware were to cause other problems, you simply flash back to the previous version.
 

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I got my R7 (thanks for the recommendations from the members here) just as the update was announced. In the first week or so, I was ready to send it back because of the K band BSM alerts. HOWEVER, after 3 saves in a week (the county apparently hadn't been where I was the first two or thee weeks), including one from behind after I came off a side road, I'll wait patiently.

Note also that Uniden lost Paul Opitz late last year and though he may not have been responsible for RD's, (he was involved in scanners and CBs) I got the impression that their consumer electronics R&D in the US wasn't a large operation and his death may have affected things on all fronts.

I'll wait patiently.....
BTW, you kids... I'm one year away from being "golden"..
 

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One note about Autolockouts and an opportunity to wag the finger at Vortex.... Manual lockouts need not be done on the R7 itself. I just got the thing today and watching his videos he's always demonstrating how to do it on the unit itself. I get it. He is not powering the unit with the cigarette plug-in but I use it. I always use it. And you can simply hit mute twice on the plug and add a location to auto lockouts. I find this significantly easier than doing a blind reach around on the left side of the unit and feeling for the proper button. It's easier to use the button on the plug which is typically in your line of sight right below your right hand.

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One note about Autolockouts and an opportunity to wag the finger at Vortex.... Manual lockouts need not be done on the R7 itself. I just got the thing today and watching his videos he's always demonstrating how to do it on the unit itself. I get it. He is not powering the unit with the cigarette plug-in but I use it. I always use it. And you can simply hit mute twice on the plug and add a location to auto lockouts. I find this significantly easier than doing a blind reach around on the left side of the unit and feeling for the proper button. It's easier to use the button on the plug which is typically in your line of sight right below your right hand.

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I do the same with the Uniden hardwire kit I installed.
 

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Me too. I "unplugged" the internal connector to the coiled cord in the 12V cigar lighter plug and soldered on a long 4-conductor straight lead wire that goes back through the dash and up under the A pillar and roof liner over to the R7 above the rear view mirror. The button works great. Also good for changing brightness in a flash. I never have to touch the actual R7.
 

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HAHAHAHA You guys are kids I'm 68 and counting. Hope I can keep counting for a while longer anyway.
Well, when you get to 69, you might want to stop counting and enjoy it for just a moment...
 

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50 here..... Speaking of age, I'm super surprised the "thread ghestapo" hasn't stepped in and killed the thread already :).
 

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Got an R7 from Amazon today. Loaded with firmware 133.141.113.

Just scrolled through the menu. Has a Basic and Expert Menu mode. Expert enables Auto Mute and Rear K Mute. Haven't had a chance to take it for a spin yet. No clue how it compares to previous versions as I'm new to the R7 having upgraded from a V1G1, DFR7, and XP.
 
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