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Has anyone checked out the C&D radar detector "test" in this month's magazine? More of an article with some generic test data on the V1G2, Rasenso Pro M and Escort Max 360c.

Story begins in page 15.
 

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Guess a run to the Grocery store magazine rack is needed.... if that still exists??? :shifty:
 

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Guess a run to the Grocery store magazine rack is needed.... if that still exists??? :shifty:

Too funny. I was about to write.

They still have magazines in grocery stores?

After half reading the sentence then I read your last few words.
 

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It was pretty casual but not awful. They seemed to get the "personalities" of the detectors about right, though the data was much less comprehensive than what we're used to from the fine work posted in this forum. :)

It was nice to see Radenso get some mainstream attention.

The lack of a Uniden contender was a big oversight.
 

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Unless you are already going for milk or beer might not be worth the drive.

Beer, Wine, and then cookies... wait my car doesnt Wine... it whisters.
 

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It's better than most radar detector articles from the standpoint of someone who is casually interested in detectors but not an expert.

1. Highlighted the V1's great off axis KA performance and range superiority
2. Pointed out legit flaws like 360C arrow lag and Pro M cheap feeling
3. Mentioned features people care about (autolockouts vs. manual lockouts, mag mount, app and arrow responsiveness on the V1)

Honestly for the average consumer it's pretty much bang on.
 

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It's better than most radar detector articles from the standpoint of someone who is casually interested in detectors but not an expert.

1. Highlighted the V1's great off axis KA performance and range superiority
2. Pointed out legit flaws like 360C arrow lag and Pro M cheap feeling
3. Mentioned features people care about (autolockouts vs. manual lockouts, mag mount, app and arrow responsiveness on the V1)

Honestly for the average consumer it's pretty much bang on.

I miss Don S.... he seemed to keep it real with all the above. V1 did have it rule on, but, said to be honest testing with raw data experienced and why. When the Uniden LRD2x00 series was out, it was on the heals of the V1 as a budget detector.
 

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While the V1 Gen2 offers only a trivial advantage in frontal range, it picked up radar coming from the rear at 2.0 miles, more than half a mile farther than the next-best model, the Max 360c. And the V1 Gen2 gave a mile's notice in our simulated police trap of a blind 90-degree corner, while both the Escort and the Radenso gave half-mile warnings. The V1 Gen2 is the radar detector for those who would rather have too much information than trust the filtering algorithms to get it right.

 

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I remember when Car & Driver would do elaborate testing of many models. Nice to read the most current review, but it seems more like an article written for affiliate links.

Too bad they don't put the same effort into it, but I guess back in the day the only source of testing was from the car mags. Now with the information age, probably not worth the extra effort.
 

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I remember when Car & Driver would do elaborate testing of many models. Nice to read the most current review, but it seems more like an article written for affiliate links.

Too bad they don't put the same effort into it, but I guess back in the day the only source of testing was from the car mags. Now with the information age, probably not worth the extra effort.
I just found going through my magazine collection that I've horded over the years, two Car and Driver Radar Detector tests from Nov 1982 and May of 1983. Of course the Escort won both shoot outs. There was a detector I have never heard of that had killer X-Band range that on the other hand has piss poor K band response, it was a GUL Model G-83
 
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I just found going through my magazine collection that I've horded over the years, two Car and Driver Radar Detector tests from Nov 1982 and May of 1983. Of course the Escort won both shoot outs. There was a detector I have never heard of that had killer X-Band range that on the other hand has piss poor K band response, it was a GUL Model G-83
I just pulled out my Playboy Magazine's from the "70's and they referred me to Car & Driver if I wanted a Radar Detector testing.
Said that they aren't into CM. LOL
 

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Back in the day, Car and Driver was my go to for radar detector tests in the 1980's as they did comprehensive tests for that time period as @Maz3 mentioned. They really haven't done comprehensive radar detector testing in many years.

I subscribe to Car and Driver, and I checked out their radar detector comparison article of the Max360c, V1G2, and the Pro-M. They did not include the R7 or the RL360c. I wasn't that impressed with the article, but it may help the casual radar detector buyer or user. They did highlight a few good points on the detectors, but this radar detector comparison article was nothing like the comprehensive tests like they used to do in the 1980's.

@ALS , That is so cool you still have those old Car and Driver issues with the radar detector tests from the 1980's.
 

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Here's the link


Wow.... what a joke of an article, if this is the full article.
"We gathered three heavy hitters for this test"..... really? So the Three are Max360c, Pro M, and V1G2. What research did this person do to run the article?

"We kept our tests simple, measuring front and rear detection distance and how well each sensed radar around a corner. While police radar guns shoot X-, K-, and Ka-band frequencies, we stuck to Ka band, as it's the most difficult to detect at a distance.".... oh, do they know which can be.... ?

Valentine's V1 Gen2 is the first major redesign since the V1 debuted in 1992,.... wow, it went through more than just one redesign.... case went through a few redesigns, and the internals even more.

Story By K.C. Colwell... you are no enthusast like Don S., think you need to revisit or not do another test. Radartest.com Craig P did a much better BS article that covered so much more.
 

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paid advertising. summary on pg 16, V1 ad on pg 19.

not sure why ProM was included in this comparison. R7 would be a better fit.
 

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paid advertising. summary on pg 16, V1 ad on pg 19.

not sure why ProM was included in this comparison. R7 would be a better fit.
Agreed... and bet they could of had their hands on a RL360c as well, My question is, what was the basis of the article, minus page 19... if page 19, geezzz... fire them all. :shifty: :drinking:
 

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Agreed... and bet they could of had their hands on a RL360c as well, My question is, what was the basis of the article, minus page 19... if page 19, geezzz... fire them all. :shifty: :drinking:
Yeah, back in the day I used to read the Car & Driver articles on RD's.
That's what kinda got me interested in them.
That and the Ads I saw for the V1 back then.
 

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