Uniden R1 vs Laser

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For me, a detector must also and above all detect the laser (Basically a detector is used to detect radars by certain radars !!!) because there are and there will be more and more of them.
For me, no interest in a radar detector Indicating radars that are already indicated by free applications like a Waze, camsam or other ...
And to come back to the detector a UNIDEN, with us I guarantee you that the R3 is clearly superior to the R7.
I think there is a marketing side that Vortex does with this brand without wanting to be slanderous!
In France, the frequencies very very often used are almost only K frequencies and the laser that we have a lot.
Please stop telling me about laser jammers which are only usable on one vehicle !!!
I have several vehicles and therefore I need a very, very efficient detector and I can guarantee you that there is better than UNIDEN for that !!!
Vortex in, in my opinion managed to convince a lot of people with its videos, maybe it's a little mentalist side ...
As I repeat, if you have a detector in your car and it does not detect lasers, it is useless because other radars will very often be indicated to you by free applications ... 😉
I know what I just wrote will annoy a few people but it's for soft, real!
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lasers in uniden are actually terrible. try to disassemble it and remove the gold mesh from the laser, it is probably interfering with detection.
It remains to be proven !!!
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Pour moi, un détecteur doit aussi et surtout détecter le laser (en gros un détecteur sert à détecter les radars par certains radars !!!) car il y en a et il y en aura de plus en plus.
Pour moi, aucun intérêt pour un détecteur de radar indiquant des radars qui sont déjà indiqués par des applications gratuites comme un Waze, une camsam ou autre ...
Et pour revenir au détecteur UNIDEN, avec nous je vous garantis que le R3 est clairement supérieur au R7.
Je pense qu'il y a un côté marketing que Vortex fait avec cette marque sans vouloir être calomnieux!
En France, les fréquences très très souvent utilisées ne sont quasiment que les fréquences K et le laser que nous avons beaucoup.
Arrêtez de me parler des brouilleurs laser qui ne sont utilisables que sur un seul véhicule !!!
J'ai plusieurs véhicules et j'ai donc besoin d'un détecteur très, très efficace et je peux vous garantir qu'il y a mieux que UNIDEN pour ça !!!
Vortex in, à mon avis a réussi à convaincre pas mal de monde avec ses vidéos, c'est peut-être un petit côté mentaliste ...
Comme je le répète, si vous avez un détecteur dans votre voiture et qu'il ne détecte pas les lasers, cela ne sert à rien car d'autres radars vous seront très souvent indiqués par des applications gratuites ... 😉
Je sais que ce que je viens d'écrire va ennuyer quelques personnes mais c'est pour du doux, du vrai!
 
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Well, we've tried to bestow our wisdom from years of experience and hundreds of thousands of miles driven, but if you're dead set on your R3+Solo and convinced vortex has done us wrong for personal gain that's your prerogative.

I'll leave you with these two videos and let you decide if you're really protected.


 

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A bit of it reminds me of an old saying we used to have watching people run from the cops.... "You can't out-run the radio". Well, this gets me thinking about trying to slow down before the light is returned to the Laser gun... "You can't brake faster than light" :) lol Though I'm sure some have put their foot through the floorboard trying :)
 

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@davidc502 true buddy. you get info about the laser you are already targeting. come on whistler is better about lasers
 

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For me, a detector must also and above all detect the laser (Basically a detector is used to detect radars by certain radars !!!) because there are and there will be more and more of them.
For me, no interest in a radar detector Indicating radars that are already indicated by free applications like a Waze, camsam or other ...
And to come back to the detector a UNIDEN, with us I guarantee you that the R3 is clearly superior to the R7.
I think there is a marketing side that Vortex does with this brand without wanting to be slanderous!
In France, the frequencies very very often used are almost only K frequencies and the laser that we have a lot.
Please stop telling me about laser jammers which are only usable on one vehicle !!!
I have several vehicles and therefore I need a very, very efficient detector and I can guarantee you that there is better than UNIDEN for that !!!
Vortex in, in my opinion managed to convince a lot of people with its videos, maybe it's a little mentalist side ...
As I repeat, if you have a detector in your car and it does not detect lasers, it is useless because other radars will very often be indicated to you by free applications ... 😉
I know what I just wrote will annoy a few people but it's for soft, real!
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It remains to be proven !!!
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Pour moi, un détecteur doit aussi et surtout détecter le laser (en gros un détecteur sert à détecter les radars par certains radars !!!) car il y en a et il y en aura de plus en plus.
Pour moi, aucun intérêt pour un détecteur de radar indiquant des radars qui sont déjà indiqués par des applications gratuites comme un Waze, une camsam ou autre ...
Et pour revenir au détecteur UNIDEN, avec nous je vous garantis que le R3 est clairement supérieur au R7.
Je pense qu'il y a un côté marketing que Vortex fait avec cette marque sans vouloir être calomnieux!
En France, les fréquences très très souvent utilisées ne sont quasiment que les fréquences K et le laser que nous avons beaucoup.
Arrêtez de me parler des brouilleurs laser qui ne sont utilisables que sur un seul véhicule !!!
J'ai plusieurs véhicules et j'ai donc besoin d'un détecteur très, très efficace et je peux vous garantir qu'il y a mieux que UNIDEN pour ça !!!
Vortex in, à mon avis a réussi à convaincre pas mal de monde avec ses vidéos, c'est peut-être un petit côté mentaliste ...
Comme je le répète, si vous avez un détecteur dans votre voiture et qu'il ne détecte pas les lasers, cela ne sert à rien car d'autres radars vous seront très souvent indiqués par des applications gratuites ... 😉
Je sais que ce que je viens d'écrire va ennuyer quelques personnes mais c'est pour du doux, du vrai!
Salut @leprof ! Bon je vais écrire en anglais vu que tout le monde écrit en anglais 😁
I'm new in this forum, glad to see a french BMW driver here 😊 I've lost my driver licence last month, I got caught by a laser pistol, 190 km/h instead of 110 and Waze didn't told me cops were there 😔 I'm also looking for a good radar detector working with lasers, did you found one ? Thanks in advance !
 

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Salut @leprof ! Bon je vais écrire en anglais vu que tout le monde écrit en anglais 😁
I'm new in this forum, glad to see a french BMW driver here 😊 I've lost my driver licence last month, I got caught by a laser pistol, 190 km/h instead of 110 and Waze didn't told me cops were there 😔 I'm also looking for a good radar detector working with lasers, did you found one ? Thanks in advance !
Salut, @LuluF21

Sorry to hear about your ticket. Unfortunately with laser, a radar detector is of no help. In order to avoid laser tickets, you need laser jammers.
 

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Hello, online and well I had my two detectors taken back because the R7 detects at the same distance as R3 and honestly for the laser it does not break bars.
My good old solo s2 captures the laser well, even when the car in front of me is toasting!
 

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Hello, online and well I had my two detectors taken back because the R7 detects at the same distance as R3 and honestly for the laser it does not break bars.
My good old solo s2 captures the laser well, even when the car in front of me is toasting!
Although you still need jammers, the best detectors that I've ever seen for at least letting you know that you're getting a ticket are believe it or not my Whistler CR95 and CR97. If only they worked as good against radar they'd be incredible. My V1G1 was right there with them but the Whistlers will actually give you the frequency of the gun that you're getting the ticket from! LMAO! BTW, my R1's suck against laser!
 
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in fact if we look closely, all the fixed radars where they red light radars are indicated with free software so useless to have detectors costs for that point to the line for me, the real detection and especially the possibility on the laser. I had the Uniden R3 and R7 that I had taken back.
The R7 is huge on the windshield !!!
In addition, it causes a lot of false alarms.
You should know that in France almost all the radars are on the K frequency except the lasers.
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Salut @leprof ! Bon je vais écrire en anglais vu que tout le monde écrit en anglais 😁
I'm new in this forum, glad to see a french BMW driver here 😊 I've lost my driver licence last month, I got caught by a laser pistol, 190 km/h instead of 110 and Waze didn't told me cops were there 😔 I'm also looking for a good radar detector working with lasers, did you found one ? Thanks in advance !
Hi LuluF21,
The French are very rare on this site.
As I have already explained, the frequencies of the radars used at home and with us in France without different therefore the tests that you will see are not on the frequencies that we use so beware of the results anyway !!!
A priori with them especially the frequency KA and us it is the frequency K.
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At this moment also you will see he talks about the famous Radenso theia, honestly for me it looks more like **** than anything else because I find that the story has lasted too long and which still has not been released and no info there- above.
Where's the point of running around noise like that when you're supposedly about to pull one device out on top of all the others.
 
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i used my range finder to set of my laser , my old escort x50 picked it up ,my r3 did not . This test was done in my lap ten / fifteen inches away from both detectors . woundering id the R3 is a bad unit or it just sucks for laser .
 

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i used my range finder to set of my laser , my old escort x50 picked it up ,my r3 did not . This test was done in my lap ten / fifteen inches away from both detectors . woundering id the R3 is a bad unit or it just sucks for laser .
R3 can detect but only false lasers !!! Now it only remains to write to uniden to improve laser detection !!
 

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i used my range finder to set of my laser , my old escort x50 picked it up ,my r3 did not . This test was done in my lap ten / fifteen inches away from both detectors . woundering id the R3 is a bad unit or it just sucks for laser .
I think using a range finder to test laser detection of an RD would be like using a speed sign to test radar detection. I wouldn't base much on that test. One RD alerting to it and another not could mean something other than poor performance. That being said, yes all RD suck at laser and will not help you.
 
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I see the gold wire mesh in Vortex's teardown pics. Any idea what it is there for? (I would guess RF shielding). Anyone tried one with the anti-RDD devices after removing the gold mesh?
I too am curious as to what this mesh screen does and if removing it would have any affect on laser detection??
 

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Sooo.... I DID just take apart my Uniden R1 and remove the gold mesh covering the laser sensor. I just tested it with my ALP lidar tester and it is MUCH more sensitive to my tester!! Right after I got the R1 I tested it and it would only alert if I aimed the tester directly into the eye from about 6" away. NO alerts even slightly off axis... WTH?? I can now stand outside my truck and aim it at different locations on the windshield and it WILL alert. I even tried it standing at the drivers door and shot it from a side/rearward angle and it alerted every time. It would NEVER do this before removing the mesh. I will run it tomorrow and see if it affects falsing at all, but my initial findings are that removing the screen without a doubt makes it more sensitive to off axis laser shots and over all sensitivity. Just my experience here tonight. :)
 

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Sooo.... I DID just take apart my Uniden R1 and remove the gold mesh covering the laser sensor. I just tested it with my ALP lidar tester and it is MUCH more sensitive to my tester!! Right after I got the R1 I tested it and it would only alert if I aimed the tester directly into the eye from about 6" away. NO alerts even slightly off axis... WTH?? I can now stand outside my truck and aim it at different locations on the windshield and it WILL alert. I even tried it standing at the drivers door and shot it from a side/rearward angle and it alerted every time. It would NEVER do this before removing the mesh. I will run it tomorrow and see if it affects falsing at all, but my initial findings are that removing the screen without a doubt makes it more sensitive to off axis laser shots and over all sensitivity. Just my experience here tonight. :)
I did the same and R3 is now more sensitive, and it also catches interference.
 

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Sooo.... I DID just take apart my Uniden R1 and remove the gold mesh covering the laser sensor. I just tested it with my ALP lidar tester and it is MUCH more sensitive to my tester!! Right after I got the R1 I tested it and it would only alert if I aimed the tester directly into the eye from about 6" away. NO alerts even slightly off axis... WTH?? I can now stand outside my truck and aim it at different locations on the windshield and it WILL alert. I even tried it standing at the drivers door and shot it from a side/rearward angle and it alerted every time. It would NEVER do this before removing the mesh. I will run it tomorrow and see if it affects falsing at all, but my initial findings are that removing the screen without a doubt makes it more sensitive to off axis laser shots and over all sensitivity. Just my experience here tonight. :)
it would be good if you recorded the videos of how the source reacts to the laser
 

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I did the same and R3 is now more sensitive, and it also catches interference.
Well I'm glad someone else tried and had the same results. I know I wasn't just seeing things then! LOL I will try to get vid of it but I don't have a smart phone or way to record it until my GF comes this weekend. She has a fancy phone with a recorder.... I'm just too old and set in my ways and still use a flip brother. Truth
 

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