- Oct 26, 2011
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Yeah, I have really tried to like it. I really really have. I was one of the first with a Live cord to connect to my original Redline. The constant battery hogging, causing the phone to heat up, the fact that every single false Ka alert is reported to the map, and it will only pin the origin of a signal: For example, you have a state trooper pull onto the interstate behind you, he is running I/O in the left lane. The very first alert is where the ONLY alert on the map will show up. Meanwhile you have driven 24 miles with him repeatedly blasting you from behind....oncoming drivers will never get the alert in time, because the alert on the map is still 24 miles away, and drivers coming up from behind will never know they are coming up to a trooper because they passed the original alert 24 miles earlier. Also the fact they don't push crowd sourced alerts back to sources they steal from is kind of crappy.I own them both and run the RL360C in my wife’s SUV and the V1G2 in my car. I like them both very much and find that they work very well in North Florida. I find that they’re both very quite which is why your experience is so strange.
Personally, I really appreciate the WiFI connectivity that the RL360C has. The fact that you can update the firmware and database files without ever removing the detector from your vehicle is outstanding.
@Rags has provided and excellent comparison, but I actually like Escort Live. It’s definitely not the best CM app out there, but you can easily adjust your RL360C’s settings and mute alerts and change the brightness without ever touching your detector. Additionally, if you live in a populated area the alerts may sometimes prove to be beneficial.
Heck, if they would simply fix the CPU usage issue with Live, I would be more inclined to use it.
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Yes, large L can make you miss alerts. Basically little L will display all the alerts that would be otherwise filtered by large L. That gives you an idea of what you would miss.I'm sorry! I meant ON. I agree with you, it's a lot easier to hide. Is there a downside to the large L as opposed to the little L?