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So those of you who've been running the Pro M for a while, especially the 2nd gen and if you own an R3 too, I'm curious to hear your take between the two, which one you like better, and why.

MRCD looks like the biggest killer feature for the Pro M. Uniden is working on it too, but apparently Radenso is already doing a good job with it.

I've heard good things about the new K band filter, plus US8 is supposed to take care of lockouts for us as well. I've used the RP and RPSE for a good while, but I'm only just now getting into the Pro M and so I'm curious to hear your thoughts on the pros and cons compared to the R3.
 

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Me too. I haven’t got an R3’s, and can’t really use it like it is, but I’d like to learn.


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I haven’t got an R3’s, and can’t really use it like it is, but I’d like to learn.
If you can't use an R3 like it is, sounds like you need to start a thread in the Uniden forum.

Vortex is asking for comments from people who have both an R3 and a Pro M.
 

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If you can't use an R3 like it is, sounds like you need to start a thread in the Uniden forum.

Vortex is asking for comments from people who have both an R3 and a Pro M.
I’d like to hear the pro’s and cons as well. Not everyone needs MRCD detection as I do, and it might not always be that way, so yes... I’m curious and want to hear from those that do have both as well.
That’s what I was alluding to. I already know a bit about the Pro-M, but don’t know much about the R3’s in direct comparison.

I think it’s a good topic, I’m Interested, and was encouraging people that can to post up.


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This is just one mans experience, but to me the filtering is better. I had both in my car, the uniden set at the maximum filtering that i know of. x off k at 40%, k narrow, k filter on.. and the radenso set at traffic filter low, k narrow..
anyway, the uniden still kept getting punch thru's both from traffic and light sensors etc. The radenso was quite. I ran the same route which was 235 to i-35 around wichita Kansas. running seperate each loop.
Since we dont have very many "real" k band alerts it's hard to tell how they would both respond. I might take a road trip to a town that still used k band and wait down the block until they leave @NPark @Driver66 :)
On the KA band, from my experience the performance is real close. I got a 34.7 hit from a haven kansas cop 3.7 miles away, then 10 miles down the road got another 34.7 detection on yoder road two miles away.
Even on I-70 around junction city and topeka where it's "hilly" for Kansas, I still got a good mile or so. ( radenso alerts)
The uniden has always had good alerts. Of course there always the i/o no one on the road encounters but as we know, nothing can save a person from those. ( since we dont have cameras in this area, I turn off all camera stuff, and x band)
I think the uniden is a little more easier to program three buttons and it's done. The radenso isnt bad once a person gets what does what.
I cant compare price, but over all both are good detectors, and depending on the day, the only two I use anymore.
 

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I haven't used @Biohazardous' Pro M that much in the real world, but it was pretty quiet yesterday on the highway. I did notice a few brief blips of K-band in the city where I don't normally see them (so I suspect BSM), but they were brief and tolerable with TSR Low. I guess I need to try re-ordering that visor clip from Amazon so I can run it as a daily. I used 3M tape on an Escort sticky cup yesterday, but I don't like doing that long term.

I did do some minimal testing on K-band yesterday. It was an easy course and terrain limited (i.e., no detector could get an alert beyond the start because it was a high point). My Max 360, the Pro M and the R3 all pretty much alerted in the same place nearly 3 miles from the source.
 

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So those of you who've been running the Pro M for a while, especially the 2nd gen and if you own an R3 too, I'm curious to hear your take between the two, which one you like better, and why.

MRCD looks like the biggest killer feature for the Pro M. Uniden is working on it too, but apparently Radenso is already doing a good job with it.

I've heard good things about the new K band filter, plus US8 is supposed to take care of lockouts for us as well. I've used the RP and RPSE for a good while, but I'm only just now getting into the Pro M and so I'm curious to hear your thoughts on the pros and cons compared to the R3.
I have both the R3 and the Pro-M and here's just my humble opinion...

My R3 is amazingly reliable at picking up Ka band at some amazing distances. Two-mile alerts are quite common. I like the readout of the exact Ka-frequency and the ability to select different alert tones. I've made the K-band tone less bothersome.
K-band detection seems to be similar to Ka but seems more difficult to detect off angle and in inclement weather (likely due to the attenuation of the K-band signal) but honestly, I haven't come across legitimate K-band in a few weeks. X-band detection seems adequate.

The Pro-M on Ka is enough to get a save, but definitely not my R3 in terms of warning distance. I do appreciate the quietness of the Pro-M on K-band while still getting respectable alert distance on K-band, even running TSR high, Auto City x50, K50, Ka0., AC Speed 5/55.
I have not had any experience with the Pro-M against any of the "extra guns" the Pro-M detects.

× I would put the Pro-M as very similar to my Redline EX, or as slightly better than my V1, in terms of detection of radar coupled with quietness.

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Running the lrd950 from a V1. I can see where the r3 would have advantages and disadvantages from the pro M


In terms of raw detection R3. I would say my lrd950 has better detection over the pro M

Specific frequency don’t bother me so much on the pro m because I ran a V1 for a long time and I’m used to it

But even if the R3 came out with mrcd detection. I would still stay with the pro M because of the lockouts. There are pros and cons to blanket lockouts. But the thing is even with the greater range in the r3 over the lrd950. 200 is not enough in Edmonton. Let alone if travel to red deer or Calgary.

The one thing I would really like to see the pro M add for display is multiple threats at the same time vs only the strongest one.

I know ppl talk about strong off axis and what not. But spending more and more time with the pro m. I’m understand more and more where the threat is coming from
 

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Good thread... I have thought about these two also.

I kinda thought of maybe an R1 for the highway and my Pro M ( gen 2 ) "arriving tomorrow, 3 of them for friends" :) for the city ( Edmonton )

Thanks to the guys at Radenso for doing a Gen 1 to Gen 2 swap!

.....but holding off on a R1 to see if the R3 gets an MCRD upgrade one day.

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Regarding the Pro-M what I find really annoying is the fact with the unit mounted up high close to the roof it's VERY difficult to discern the lock out button from the other two...I'd really like to see a detent on the button or taller/smaller sized button from the other two or a way to make it more discernable when accessing to initiate a lock out..
 

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Regarding the Pro-M what I find really annoying is the fact with the unit mounted up high close to the roof it's VERY difficult to discern the lock out button from the other two...I'd really like to see a detent on the button or taller/smaller sized button from the other two or a way to make it more discernable when accessing to initiate a lock out..

There was a post on here about someone who added one of those clear rubber adhesive bumper pads on the middle button they put between a metal table and glass top, then he kinda knew which was the middle button.

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YES, they are the same and too close.

Also, the visor mount puts the detector way to close to the visor, cant lock out or even push release button, this needs a redesign.

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Did the settings Heywood posted

OH, mine was set to MRCD "off" from the factory. Glad I caught that soon.


Started locking out Edmonton speed signs... see how this Pro M is over the next while.

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There was a post on here about someone who added one of those clear rubber bumper pad things on the middle button they put between a metal table and glass top, then he kinda knew which was the middle button.
That was me. It didn’t last lol.

I think a better idea would be a drop of glue or something thicker on it.

Sorry Vortex , off topic.



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That was me. It didn’t last lol.

I think a better idea would be a drop of krazy glue from the dollar store on it.

Sorry Vortex , off topic.



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I am thinking I might try some kind of glue but don't want it permanently on there necessarily. Or it to liquify in the summer.

Might try a tiny strip of velcro tape or other tape on or in front or behind the button.





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I am thinking I might try some kind of glue but don't want it permanently on there necessarily. Or it to liquify in the summer.

Might try a tiny strip of velcro tape or other tape on or in front or behind the button.





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Ya, maybe......

or crazy glue the rubber bumper to it

Ya, sorry Vortex... going off topic ... oops

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thanks guys,....ya sorry Vortex,...jumped in in the wrong thread
 

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So those of you who've been running the Pro M for a while, especially the 2nd gen and if you own an R3 too, I'm curious to hear your take between the two, which one you like better, and why.

MRCD looks like the biggest killer feature for the Pro M. Uniden is working on it too, but apparently Radenso is already doing a good job with it.

I've heard good things about the new K band filter, plus US8 is supposed to take care of lockouts for us as well. I've used the RP and RPSE for a good while, but I'm only just now getting into the Pro M and so I'm curious to hear your thoughts on the pros and cons compared to the R3.
I'm really curious on R3 vs. Gen 2 Pro M also. It seems to me that if the Pro M provide most of the range of an R3 with much better BSM filtering, it should be getting more run. I'm not familiar with the Pro M's remaining bugs still are and aren't; MRCD doesn't matter to most of us; the R3 probably has more convenience features. But again: if the Pro M is providing V1-to-M3 range and it's quieter than an R3... what's not to like?
 

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I'm really curious on R3 vs. Gen 2 Pro M also. It seems to me that if the Pro M provide most of the range of an R3 with much better BSM filtering, it should be getting more run. I'm not familiar with the Pro M's remaining bugs still are and aren't; MRCD doesn't matter to most of us; the R3 probably has more convenience features. But again: if the Pro M is providing V1-to-M3 range and it's quieter than an R3... what's not to like?
I agree. Sometimes range isn’t everything. There is a point of being too sensitive. Sanity sometimes trumps all. Lol.

If the R3 did have MRCD detection it might have been the top of my list, but there are other threats and annoyances that I deal with daily that have nothing to do with MRCD.

That’s why I’m interested in the comparisons of the 2 outside of the obvious things that the Pro-M can do that the R3 cant.


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Someone correct me if im wrong but I’m really using my lrd950 experience with lockouts

Uniden uses a set distance for a lockout. I know the r3 is a greater area and sometimes it’s still not enough for its super long detection and (correct me here if needed) it’s blocked out in that area.
 
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