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When they released the R7, they went to a better, taller and thicker clear-ish white suction cup. I doubt the thinner black ones would hold an R7 for long. They may have used up their stock on the black cups and just consolidated part numbers to use the same cups from the R7 on the R1 and R3. That would make sense to me. The black ones were nothing to write home about.
I've got the taller, thick walled milky white ones.

I've been using the standard thin wall, short cups on my Escort Redline for around ten years. I can easily attach the unit to my windshield and more importantly I can easily remove it while parked. Attaching the thick cups Uniden mount to the windshield separately means leaving in on the window and removing the detector every time I park, then fumbling around trying to find the slot in the front of the detector and scratching the lens every time.
 

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Attaching the thick cups Uniden mount to the windshield separately means leaving in on the window and removing the detector every time I park, then fumbling around trying to find the slot in the front of the detector and scratching the lens every time.
For any of those that I know who remove their detectors from the window, they unattach the detector from the mount. I don't think I've heard of anyone else that removes the cups every time. You'd have to bring windshield cleaner with you everywhere. I guess we're just better at finding the slot? LOL. If you have such a hard time with it and really want to remove the cups every time just get some different suction cups for like 50 cents somewhere. Hell, if it were worth the shipping I'd trade you a set of the black ones for the more HD ones.

Here's a thread on suction cup alternatives:
 

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For any of those that I know who remove their detectors from the window, they unattach the detector from the mount. I don't think I've heard of anyone else that removes the cups every time. You'd have to bring windshield cleaner with you everywhere. I guess we're just better at finding the slot? LOL. If you have such a hard time with it and really want to remove the cups every time just get some different suction cups for like 50 cents somewhere. Hell, if it were worth the shipping I'd trade you a set of the black ones for the more HD ones.

Here's a thread on suction cup alternatives:

I don't want a trace of a detector on my windshield. I've been pulled over a few times and drove away with verbal warnings because I quickly removed my Redline and its mount from my windshield while the LEO was making a U-Turn. (I would NEVER reach for ANYTHING with a LEO behind me.) Had the officers seen an RD, I would have gotten tickets.

I've been driving in town with my Redline on the passenger seat in Highway mode just using the audio alerts. On the highway, it just takes me a second to stick it on the windshield or remove it.

Additionally, a mount on the windshield is great advertising for thieves. Not a problem in Cody, Wyoming but it is in certain %$%^hole states.
 

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Most of us mount our detectors high and tight to the headliner with a hardwire or a mirror tap so there's no curly cord and they're hidden by the fritz or a tint strip. I run mine so I can flip the visor up and hide them. I got pulled last summer and the trooper never even noticed my V1G2 behind my visor.
 

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I'm tall and mounting an RD high on the windshield puts it in my line of sight and because of the sloped glass, pretty close to my face. I miss the Beltronics RDs with 180 degree displays. You could mount them upside down and flip the display. Velcro on the flat bottoms and a visor clip would get them higher than any other mounting.
 

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Feature Change Request on Next Firmware Version

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FW 1.35
Arrow delay is WAY too slow. When passing a signal my arrows take up to 10 seconds (1000ft at highways speeds) to communicate the direction change. This makes locating and determining source of signal near impossible especially at highway speed.

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Return arrow direction change sensitivity back to previous setting or even increase the sensitivity
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Have menu feature to allow user to select arrow directional sensitivity
 
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Hello Uniden Support Team.

PLEASE give us DFR users one last FIRMWARE update.

Would be nice to have K Band voice announcement.

Thank you. 😷👍
Stay Safe, Stay Ticket Free
 

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uniden doesn't give a shit about us !! our rd tests etc do nothing of it. we only have to count on ourselves
 

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uniden doesn't give a shit about us !! our rd tests etc do nothing of it. we only have to count on ourselves
That is simply not true. They implemented and refined a lot of things for us. But understand, you have purchased a purely American RD and you are trying to get the best results in Europe. This could be hardly expected. Admittedly Uniden don't care about International models albeit we asked a lot but it is what it is. I hope they will do it someday. Nevertheless, Uniden works great here for the most part. Yeah, not the best filtering or detectability with some radars but still very good. Do your own diligence before the purchase to know what types of radars are used in Poland and Europe. I recommend you to buy an international model of Escort because at least they make such ones. Or other European brands. And make sure that the targeted detector is produced with the hardware ability to go as low as 23.950 at K band for EU, because as far as I can remember you bought R3 that is not even R7 and you tried to detect a cam that bursts lower than 24.050.
 
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you are right about us rd, in the eu they are not doing very well. I took it then, because the appearance and what it contained depended on me. and I do not want to change for something worse and on the contrary help uniden to improve it.
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on the other hand, if you have invested in an expensive source, you would like to improve it rather than trash it and spend a lot of money on another one. Escort also not everyone detects mrcd below 24.008
 
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Uniden R1/R3 are hardware limited and not able to go lower than 24.050. Only R7 has that ability. No update can help about it. R3 is produced for the US market where there are no such units, or very rarely . Also you have right that not every detector is able to do it but this is exactly what I meant by saying that at the first place you should dig for infomation about radars used around your area and only then choosing the right detector for you. An example: A test here showed that Escort Max 360, as good as it may be in the US, is completely useless against a hard detectable impulse K band radar here.
 

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Does Uniden actually come on this thread and forum anymore? I checked to see when UnidenSupport last posted on here and I think it was sometime in 2019 or early 2020. I'm not sure if they still lurk around this forum.
 

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AFAIK there was a Uniden rep that frequented RDF, but he had since left the company. That was years ago if I recall correctly.

that being said, @UnidenSupport was online yesterday, so perhaps there is someone at the company keeping tabs on us.
 

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I'm curious if the R3 will have a firmware update for the improved BSM. I know auto lockouts are out of the picture and it's not a big deal doing it manually, but with all the modern cars I pass by, it is so annoying. Even with 50%-60% K band strength. I have yet to see Leo officer use K band, but its still being used in my state, so I'm not taking a risk.

Any good news about an R3 update?
 

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Uniden R1/R3 are hardware limited and not able to go lower than 24.050. Only R7 has that ability. No update can help about it. R3 is produced for the US market where there are no such units, or very rarely . Also you have right that not every detector is able to do it but this is exactly what I meant by saying that at the first place you should dig for infomation about radars used around your area and only then choosing the right detector for you. An example: A test here showed that Escort Max 360, as good as it may be in the US, is completely useless against a hard detectable impulse K band radar here.
I have uniden r3 for two years and I'm not going to look for another one that is limited. and even more so when it is, it does not suit me and is much expensive
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Does Uniden actually come on this thread and forum anymore? I checked to see when UnidenSupport last posted on here and I think it was sometime in 2019 or early 2020. I'm not sure if they still lurk around this forum.
they have us somewhere, for them it is important to issue a new rd and sell as much as possible
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I'm curious if the R3 will have a firmware update for the improved BSM. I know auto lockouts are out of the picture and it's not a big deal doing it manually, but with all the modern cars I pass by, it is so annoying. Even with 50%-60% K band strength. I have yet to see Leo officer use K band, but its still being used in my state, so I'm not taking a risk.

Any good news about an R3 update?
something im not fast to improve. they are focused on r7.
 
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i have a question...is there some way the gps data on the r7 could be pulled somehow for legal reasons? like ticket defense?
 

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i have a question...is there some way the gps data on the r7 could be pulled somehow for legal reasons? like ticket defense?
I doubt that R7 stores that data as it goes. Installing a dashcam might be an easier solution. Even one that films a bit from behind so it can capture your whole dashboard.
 

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I doubt that R7 stores that data as it goes. Installing a dashcam might be an easier solution. Even one that films a bit from behind so it can capture your whole dashboard.
thats what i figure as well...just i feel its a possibility since it has the hardware...i was asked to look into it so im doing some poking...
 

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I doubt that R7 stores that data as it goes. Installing a dashcam might be an easier solution. Even one that films a bit from behind so it can capture your whole dashboard.
I have no knowledge of the Israeli legal system but here in the USA it is illegal to destroy evidence like dash cam video. Therefore, dash cams are a risk unless you are a perfect driver who will never break the law or cause an accident, especially with injuries.

There are plenty of idiots, mostly motorcycle riders, who have posted videos of themselves speeding only to have law enforcement find it on social media. Just because you don't publish a video of yourself committing a crime or infraction doesn't mean you're in the clear.

What are the chances of a LEO seizing an SD card from your dash cam during a traffic stop? What if the traffic stop is a FELONY? (If you don't drive at felonious speeds, why in the hell do you own a radar detector?) What if you cause an accident and are injured? After the LEOs and EMTs ship you off to the emergency room do you actually think nobody is going to notice your dash cam?

I will never use a dash cam or drive a vehicle with an operating dash cam. I haven't deluded myself into believing I will never get caught breaking the law or causing an accident.
 

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I have no knowledge of the Israeli legal system but here in the USA it is illegal to destroy evidence like dash cam video. Therefore, dash cams are a risk unless you are a perfect driver who will never break the law or cause an accident, especially with injuries.

There are plenty of idiots, mostly motorcycle riders, who have posted videos of themselves speeding only to have law enforcement find it on social media. Just because you don't publish a video of yourself committing a crime or infraction doesn't mean you're in the clear.

What are the chances of a LEO seizing an SD card from your dash cam during a traffic stop? What if the traffic stop is a FELONY? (If you don't drive at felonious speeds, why in the hell do you own a radar detector?) What if you cause an accident and are injured? After the LEOs and EMTs ship you off to the emergency room do you actually think nobody is going to notice your dash cam?

I will never use a dash cam or drive a vehicle with an operating dash cam. I haven't deluded myself into believing I will never get caught breaking the law or causing an accident.
Well, if you are a part of an accident with injuries, you are already in trouble. Absence of a dashcam recording wouldn't get you out of it. It will only make it easier to prove either your guilt or your innocence. And sometime proving your innocence is harder than your guilt.

As about owning a radar detector - it's not an evidence that you are speeding. A radar detector is a good tool to warn you that there is a high possibility of a car in front of you suddenly doing a hard brake. So you better put some extra distance to be safe, and concentrate on driving.
 

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