Max 3 First Drives Review

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Rumor has it..... on the finger thing. 😂
What have I started, people are gonna be doing "The Hand Job" to their Max3's all over the place. If you switch to multi-alert she will light up light a Christmas Tree.
 

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This is the start of my parody song set to "Willie and the Hand Jive". Will finish later.

They got a unit called a Max 3
The falses and bugs will drive you crazy
Or do you want the Max 2?
It will do the crazy hand job for you

Escort told us “Two times the range”
Them test results, they came back strange
Max 3 falsin all over town
IO alerts give you a Code Brown
Hand job, hand job, do the Max 3 Hand Job
 

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I used the Escort e-mail address that was listed in another thread to report the Ka issues and what my thoughts and believed findings were, hopefully they can sort this out.
 

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What have I started, people are gonna be doing "The Hand Job" to their Max3's all over the place. If you switch to multi-alert she will light up light a Christmas Tree.
Hahahaha. Now .. THAT is funny !! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Thanks for The Laugh

Benzr
 

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I used the Escort e-mail address that was listed in another thread to report the Ka issues and what my thoughts and believed findings were, hopefully they can sort this out.
I reported this issue to Escort/Cedar when the Max 3 was first released a while back. They replied back to me insisting there are no known issues with the Max 3, even when I gave them numerous examples - including @Vortex YouTube video, and they said it was probably my unit and to send it in for a repair. 🤡
 

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I reported this issue to Escort/Cedar when the Max 3 was first released a while back. They replied back to me insisting there are no known issues with the Max 3, even when I gave them numerous examples - including @Vortex YouTube video, and they said it was probably my unit and to send it in for a repair. 🤡
The problem is that they dropped the whole DNA filtering thing for the Max 3. Lol 🤣
 

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Before I returned my Max3 to Best Buy, I noticed similar Ka falsing. Every time I would pull under an awning or go under a low overpass I would get 4 Ka signals. I then noticed that I could repeat this by placing my hand between the windshield and the rear of the radar detector. It is my "uneducated" opinion that at least the one I purchased had a shielding issue and was falsing on itself. Was very disappointed as the Max 3 seemed to have promise as an affordable replacement for my Max II. I ordered a RL360c and then after seeing some discussion on issues with it and slow releasing of firmware updates along with the long delivery time, I cancelled my order and decided to go with a refurbished R7 directly from Uniden until Theia testing and reviews are released. The R7 is definitely an improvement over the range on the Max II and probably just a little chattier when running Advanced 40% (still trying to enter my lockouts, really miss the auto feature for this). But it will be a good enough to last until I either make the change to Theia or the bugs are worked out of the RL360c. I have had Escort products since the original Passport 8500 and ran a detector since I started driving in 1986 and have seen major improvements over the original Sparkomatic I owned. If Uniden could get the BSM just a little better on the R7, I might decide to just keep it as the price to performance ratio are great.

Was looking this up to paste a link to it in another thread and reread my original post. I must say that firmware 1.35 for the R7 has achieved what I was hoping for. Now if they could just get the arrows back flipping correctly, I would be really pleased. It still falses some, but I am running Advanced 50% now (up from City) and maybe getting a couple of falses a week on a 100 mile daily drive. GM's and an occasional Mazda CX-5 (even with MRCD on).
 
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I just purchased my Max 3 yesterday and haven't even had a chance to drive around and test to see how it works, any problems, etc. I updated it says the Master Software is 1.4 for the device now in Detector Tools Pro. I see everyone talking about a 1.3 update and waiting a new version to fix the problems. Escort's site still says 1.2 is the latest version. Is this the new firmware everyone has been waiting for?

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I just purchased my Max 3 yesterday and haven't even had a chance to drive around and test to see how it works, any problems, etc. I updated it says the Master Software is 1.4 for the device now in Detector Tools Pro. I see everyone talking about a 1.3 update and waiting a new version to fix the problems. Escort's site still says 1.2 is the latest version. Is this the new firmware everyone has been waiting for?

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Nice find, thanks for posting.
Let testing commence!
@Vortex
 

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I just purchased my Max 3 yesterday and haven't even had a chance to drive around and test to see how it works, any problems, etc. I updated it says the Master Software is 1.4 for the device now in Detector Tools Pro. I see everyone talking about a 1.3 update and waiting a new version to fix the problems. Escort's site still says 1.2 is the latest version. Is this the new firmware everyone has been waiting for?

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If you don't mind, try the "hand test" as seen in the videos to see if it still produces Ka falses. I really wanted to like the Max3 as I thought it would be a great detector for the wife's car, but she ended up with an R3 a few months back as the Ka falses while I was running it were just too bad.
 

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Yep, the old hand job.
A more realistic test would be to drive into a concrete parkade, or park in front of a concrete wall, if alerts start then unlikely to be 100% corrected.
 

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Yep, the old hand job.
A more realistic test would be to drive into a concrete parkade, or park in front of a concrete wall, if alerts start then unlikely to be 100% corrected.
Or visit a Sonic Drive-In (with the wall and the awnings), that is when I really started to put 2 and 2 together and realize what was happening. Once I started paying close attention, I noticed concrete RR overpasses and parking decks and thought about Vortex garage and it all started to make sense, so I preformed a "hand job" on it and was satisfied enough with the evidence to return it and move on. I really hope they have solved the issue without affecting the range and also been able to improve the response time for K band.
 

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Or visit a Sonic Drive-In (with the wall and the awnings), that is when I really started to put 2 and 2 together and realize what was happening. Once I started paying close attention, I noticed concrete RR overpasses and parking decks and thought about Vortex garage and it all started to make sense, so I preformed a "hand job" on it and was satisfied enough with the evidence to return it and move on. I really hope they have solved the issue without affecting the range and also been able to improve the response time for K band.
Yeah Max 3 K Band reaction was very poor.
Redline 360c needs the same improvement too.
Hopefully the excellent Max 3 range is unaffected by any "improvements".
 

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Just updated from 1.3 to 1.4.

I tried doing the hand trick on 1.3 to trigger a Ka false and to see if 1.4 would fix it, but mine wouldn't false even with KaSW enabled.
 

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Just updated from 1.3 to 1.4.

I tried doing the hand trick on 1.3 to trigger a Ka false and to see if 1.4 would fix it, but mine wouldn't false even with KaSW enabled.
Soooo,
You're saying your city hands don't have enough concrete stains and metal splinters for signal bounce?? :p
 

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