[Poll] Is the Redline 360c worth $750?

Worth $750?

  • Yes

    Votes: 35 18.4%
  • No

    Votes: 155 81.6%

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Disco47

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It seems to have mixed reviews right now. So I figured I'd ask if it's worth the money.
 

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I guess this could also extend to the Redline 360C International?

Is it worth ;

EUR 799
AUD 1699
NZD 1749
 

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I think it depends on the type of radar you encounter.

In my country we face the MRCT, and the Redline 360C Intl does a (very) good job on MRCT. Don't entcounter many falses because MRCT is the only band I have enabled.

I try to post the radars I encounter on my youtube channel.


I'm comparing it with the Stinger VIP.
 

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the results of the vote kind of surprised me... i think things will turn around, might take some time, but they always do with any detecotr, well except cobras
 

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Absolutely not..
 

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the results of the vote kind of surprised me... i think things will turn around, might take some time, but they always do with any detecotr, well except cobras
$750 is a lot for a WS mount RD. It does have great 'all-in-on' features and impressive sensitivity, however, it is significantly lacking in either internal hardware capability or proper programming and as a result has very sub-par reactivity for a 'flagship' unit.

Escort has released a few updates to improve reactivity to Ka band, but they all have been very minor improvements. The latest improvement to Ka came at a noticeable cost to K reactivity.

It all comes down to what else you can get for the same of less money on the market currently and how it stacks up.

The R7 & G2 both have aspects they do extremely well and a couple issues they need improvement on. The RL, sadly, does not excel in any areas over either of those units really. Both the above units react faster on both K & Ka, and sensitivity is very close between them all as well. Even if the RL is a hair more sensitive than say the R7 on K-band, I would rather have the unit that does not take over 1.5 seconds to react to it!

The RL360c has the potential to be worth $750 if they could bring the reactivity to that of the R7 and retain G2 like BSM filtering.

All that being said.....a product is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. As far as Escort is concerned it is well worth $750, or more, based on the high demand and back-orders for the product.
 

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Based on what I know about the RD thanks to all the awesome people on this forum, imho it should be priced at $600
 

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My advice would be wait for Theia? As big of a meme as that’s become in the community, I’m believing that if you have anything that’s considered a “high end” RD, (anything R3 and better) I would continue to wait. If not, my V1 has never served me wrong.
 

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It was far off the mark at launch. Each firmware upgrade has brought it closer and closer to reaching that level.

Right now, it boasts top level sensitivity, only losing to the V1G2 in Ka range in some frequencies (but hangs close). It has lock outs that work very well to quiet stationary sources of false alerts. It has a ton of features in one package.

There are 4 things really holding it back.

1. The ability to alert to brief signals. It's the slowest high end detector I've ever seen. This goes against the marketing that says it's so much faster. What it's faster at is something I've yet to discover.

2. It has a closed API for connecting to the detector. This is such a shame because this could have such a positive impact for making it the ultimate solution and Escort Live is hands-down the worst app I've had to use. It's slow to connect, causes your phone to overheat, drain your battery, and overwhelm the charger because of its insane CPU usage. It's also very limited in its usefulness compared to other solutions available elsewhere.

3. The ramp up is by far the worst of any detector I've ever used. It's so bad that a user has no way to decipher or interpret how close a threat is. There is no excuse for them to still get this so wrong, especially on such an expensive device.

4. The BSM filtering is not top level. It can seem that way when you employ K notch, but that is a terrible solution that is downright dangerous. Instead of making it numb to certain frequencies it should instead be classifying signals.
 

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My advice would be wait for Theia? As big of a meme as that’s become in the community, I’m believing that if you have anything that’s considered a “high end” RD, (anything R3 and better) I would continue to wait. If not, my V1 has never served me wrong.

It will be a while before it's out due to the global parts shortages. If it's anything like computer GPU's it's going to be a while. I'd go with a V1G2 or an R7 over the 360
 

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It will be a while before it's out due to the global parts shortages. If it's anything like computer GPU's it's going to be a while. I'd go with a V1G2 or an R7 over the 360
i doubt it’ll be anything like GPUs since you can’t set up a giant array of these and print money out of your house. I’m holding out hope that Radenso will be able to source parts by years end, or at least we’ll hear about something.
 

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It was far off the mark at launch. Each firmware upgrade has brought it closer and closer to reaching that level.

Right now, it boasts top level sensitivity, only losing to the V1G2 in Ka range in some frequencies (but hangs close). It has lock outs that work very well to quiet stationary sources of false alerts. It has a ton of features in one package.

There are 4 things really holding it back.

1. The ability to alert to brief signals. It's the slowest high end detector I've ever seen. This goes against the marketing that says it's so much faster. What it's faster at is something I've yet to discover.

2. It has a closed API for connecting to the detector. This is such a shame because this could have such a positive impact for making it the ultimate solution and Escort Live is hands-down the worst app I've had to use. It's slow to connect, causes your phone to overheat, drain your battery, and overwhelm the charger because of its insane CPU usage. It's also very limited in its usefulness compared to other solutions available elsewhere.

3. The ramp up is by far the worst of any detector I've ever used. It's so bad that a user has no way to decipher or interpret how close a threat is. There is no excuse for them to still get this so wrong, especially on such an expensive device.

4. The BSM filtering is not top level. It can seem that way when you employ K notch, but that is a terrible solution that is downright dangerous. Instead of making it numb to certain frequencies it should instead be classifying signals.
These are my sentiments, almost verbatim. The detector is worth 400, could be priced at 500/600, and firmwares should be tested before they are released on the consumer.

Dude the menu goes one direction. Is it 1985 or what. This detector is around $800 to your door. Insanely over priced.

If you want to see what kind of company that is, look at all the new forum members that signed up when the R360 was released, then have gone inactive over the last 6-12 months. Propaganda. BS. Lies printed right on the box.

I am probably being extra critical because I have a RDR M3 Redline with a mag case. Bad to the bone. I had expectations for range, ramp up, reactivity. This was supped to be the “redline with arrows”. It was extremely disappointing how it took 10+ years to belly flop.
 

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These are my sentiments, almost verbatim. The detector is worth 400, could be priced at 500/600, and firmwares should be tested before they are released on the consumer.

Dude the menu goes one direction. Is it 1985 or what. This detector is around $800 to your door. Insanely over priced.

If you want to see what kind of company that is, look at all the new forum members that signed up when the R360 was released, then have gone inactive over the last 6-12 months. Propaganda. BS. Lies printed right on the box.

I am probably being extra critical because I have a RDR M3 Redline with a mag case. Bad to the bone. I had expectations for range, ramp up, reactivity. This was supped to be the “redline with arrows”. It was extremely disappointing how it took 10+ years to belly flop.
Remember the original Redline was far overpriced at launch as well. It took far too long to get Escort to release even 1 update to the unit, to allow that Band Segmentation and the ability to turn the Radar Detector Rejection off, which then allowed it to open up and perform to its ability.

I give Escort credit for being rather responsive with this release. I don't recall any time, ever, they have released updates so quickly and with this volume. And they aren't insignificant updates, they have all helped. This gives me hope they can address, at the very least, the big issue of reaction time.

If I had to bet, when it was released, I would have bet they would have done maybe 2 updates over a year or two.

I give them credit for that.
 

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Well duh, of course it’s worth it. Overall, the Redline 360c is considered the best RD by many, including the most trusted and respected RD person out there. So… the best costs the most?!? What is this world coming to!?!
 

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