Uniden R7 VPR LIDAR Testing on 1.33 (video)

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the vast majority of shots at 300’ or under.
^ This ! Many of the shots posted on social media by LEOs in my area are from less than 300 feet. Occasionally they'll post one from a longer range, but the average is 300 feet or less.
 

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Yes, much improved! Uniden is doing a great job. Much appreciated.
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^ This ! Many of the shots posted on social media by LEOs in my area are from less than 300 feet. Occasionally they'll post one from a longer range, but the average is 300 feet or less.
Not in my area. The LEO’s shoot from 1,500 plus feet and aren’t steady with the gun! And shoot across traffic. Must be why I get Lidar saves!
 
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Nice results! Would be interesting if detection of lidar scanners like Vitronic Poliscan or Jenoptik TraffiStar S350 was also improved?
I too am curious if it will now detect poliscan. I know the R3 Fw 1.53 received an update for poliscan detection and it seems to finally detect it but warning range is short. Up until now the R7 is completely blind to poliscan.

 

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Does anyone know what California Highway patrol use? Is it Truespeed S? Would love to know!
 

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9/10 times under 1200ft detector does not alert to vpr
7/10 or less it does not alert to Cp

This test though fun is misleading to a large number of members that just dont know this and may rely on this detector to alert or even save them from lidar
 

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9/10 times under 1200ft detector does not alert to vpr
7/10 or less it does not alert to Cp

This test though fun is misleading to a large number of members that just dont know this and may rely on this detector to alert or even save them from lidar
The test really isn't misleading when an unbiased video is being posted for the benefit of the forum users for interpretation, most of which I would assume don't have access to a Laser Ally and DragonEye guns at their disposal.

LIDAR alerting is a tool and in general won't save you, but could mean the difference of stepping on the left pedal vs. the right pedal and if you have a car that can accelerate quickly, quite possibly the difference of a fine or an impound. Is the R7 going to be perfect at VPR/LIDAR detection in all scenarios? Probably not - that's why we have jammers, but it's a tool.

Updates are a learning experience for everyone, myself included. I'm curious how you came to your 9/10 and 7/10 conclusion? Mind sharing those results on v1.33? I'm not being snarky either, if you have some results I would like to see them.

Moral of the story: Uniden has improved VPR detection on 1.33 and that should be a positive thing.
 
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The test really isn't misleading when an unbiased video is being posted for the benefit of the forum users for interpretation, most of which I would assume don't have access to a Laser Ally and DragonEye guns at their disposal.

LIDAR alerting is a tool and in general won't save you, but could mean the difference of stepping on the left pedal vs. the right pedal and if you have a car that can accelerate quickly, quite possibly the difference of a fine or an impound. Is the R7 going to be perfect at VPR/LIDAR detection in all scenarios? Probably not - that's why we have jammers, but it's a tool.

Updates are a learning experience for everyone, myself included. I'm curious how you came to your 9/10 and 7/10 conclusion? Mind sharing those results on v1.33? I'm not being snarky either, if you have some results I would like to see them.

Moral of the story: Uniden has improved VPR detection on 1.33 and that should be a positive thing.

Its misleading bc inexperienced users may interpret the test and assume a detector can save them from lidar

The Unidens laser detection is terrible compared to Escort or V1 as well
It should be taken off the detector imo
It's that bad

Under ALP testing with the latest guns
Including a 2018 DEC a DESL a Stalker XLR a PL4 a Truspeed and a Truspeed S

The detector was targeted from 15-1700ft out

In just about every case it dropped the alert or failed to alert completely under 1000ft

1000ft is the standard NJ set in courts years ago when lidar was new and just about every state and cop follows

Tickets written over 1000ft can be challenged in court saying the officer did not have visual confirmation or that the beam was too wide and registered the vehicle in the next lane
 

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Its misleading bc inexperienced users may interpret the test and assume a detector can save them from lidar

The Unidens laser detection is terrible compared to Escort or V1 as well
It should be taken off the detector imo
It's that bad

Under ALP testing with the latest guns
Including a 2018 DEC a DESL a Stalker XLR a PL4 a Truspeed and a Truspeed S

The detector was targeted from 15-1700ft out

In just about every case it dropped the alert or failed to alert completely under 1000ft

1000ft is the standard NJ set in courts years ago when lidar was new and just about every state and cop follows

Tickets written over 1000ft can be challenged in court saying the officer did not have visual confirmation or that the beam was too wide and registered the vehicle in the next lane

This post wasn't intended to compare the R7 with any other detector or debate the legalities of ticket writing. It's simply showing the testing of a performance improvement on a specific firmware version that I noticed in direct hands-on testing and in the Uniden section of the forum. An improvement that in my opinion is significant over 1.29 and though not perfect, was exciting to see when I was previously silent to VPR guns all together. Nothing more, nothing less and the test/course is well documented in my original post for full disclosure.

This is information that I thought would be valuable collectively by sharing my experience on the improvement over 1.29. The forum has plenty of information on lidar detection and how it's essentially a ticket notifier in practice if inexperienced users have questions around that.
 
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This post wasn't intended to compare the R7 with any other detector or debate the legalities of ticket writing. It's simply showing the testing of a performance improvement on a specific firmware version that I noticed in direct hands-on testing and in the Uniden section of the forum. An improvement that in my opinion is significant over 1.29 and though not perfect, was exciting to see when I was previously silent to VPR guns all together. Nothing more, nothing less and the test/course is well documented in my original post for full disclosure.

This is information that I thought would be valuable collectively by sharing my experience on the improvement over 1.29. The forum has plenty of information on lidar detection and how it's essentially a ticket notifier in practice if inexperienced users have questions around that.

I see you like to have the last word in edge wise
Please do have it

The assumptions are valid though
 

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This post wasn't intended to compare the R7 with any other detector or debate the legalities of ticket writing. It's simply showing the testing of a performance improvement on a specific firmware version that I noticed in direct hands-on testing and in the Uniden section of the forum. An improvement that in my opinion is significant over 1.29 and though not perfect, was exciting to see when I was previously silent to VPR guns all together. Nothing more, nothing less and the test/course is well documented in my original post for full disclosure.

This is information that I thought would be valuable collectively by sharing my experience on the improvement over 1.29. The forum has plenty of information on lidar detection and how it's essentially a ticket notifier in practice if inexperienced users have questions around that.
I appreciate you taking the time to test and share your information. Thank you!
 

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I see you like to have the last word in edge wise
Please do have it

The assumptions are valid though
It’s not that I need to get the last word in, it’s that your opinion doesn’t match my testing on 1.33 and your assumptions are just that, assumptions with no testing data to back your claims so far.

Second video (no jammers - just RD):


Gun: DragonEye

Run 1: 307m/1,007ft (instant alert)
Run 2: 296m/971ft (instant alert)
Run 3: 164m/538ft (instant alert, slightly delayed gun acquisition)

Full disclosure: rear shots were very unreliable and did not alert on most attempts within 300m. It’s extremely responsive in all of my testing to DragonEye on 1.33 on the front antenna.
 
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It’s not that I need to get the last word in, it’s that your opinion doesn’t match my testing on 1.33 and your assumptions are just that, assumptions with no testing data to back your claims so far.

Second video (no jammers - just RD):


Gun: DragonEye

Run 1: 307m/1,007ft (instant alert)
Run 2: 296m/971ft (instant alert)
Run 3: 164m/538ft (instant alert, slightly delayed gun acquisition)

Full disclosure: rear shots were very unreliable and did not alert on most attempts within 300m. It’s extremely responsive in all of my testing to DragonEye on 1.33 on the front antenna.
Thanks for doing this testing. This is exactly what I wanted to see. Maybe thr R7 with the latest firmware is not as terrible with lidar as it once was. Especially when mounted lower on the windshield. Nice GTR btw!
 

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Yes, much improved! Uniden is doing a great job. Much appreciated.
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Not in my area. The LEO’s shoot from 1,500 plus feet and aren’t steady with the gun! And shoot across traffic. Must be why I get Lidar saves!
Me too. Got a big ticket and I saw the cop who was just a speck and thought I reacted in plenty of time (no detector at the time) and he got me. He was wicked far away, thats all I know, but I was flying. (I was late for therapy!)
 

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