MRCD already available in new DualPro 360 firmware (v1.2)

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Would you advise me to get a dual 360 pro as I want to get access to escort live for speed camera and red light cameras detection in Chicago ?
Didn't you used to have a Redline EX? If you ever connected it to Escort Live, you should still be signed in and able to run Escort Live standalone to access the Defender database. I'd just try logging into EL before shelling out $$$ for another detector.
 

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$399 currently - it is at the 'high end' of their line - but does not necessarily qualify as an overall 'high end' RD.
Isn't the Cobra RoadScout considered the
Didn't you used to have a Redline EX? If you ever connected it to Escort Live, you should still be signed in and able to run Escort Live standalone to access the Defender database. I'd just try logging into EL before shelling out $$$ for another detector.
Wow, that's a good idea, and I'll just use the database while I have an active subscription.
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Didn't you used to have a Redline EX? If you ever connected it to Escort Live, you should still be signed in and able to run Escort Live standalone to access the Defender database. I'd just try logging into EL before shelling out $$$ for another detector.
They already removed my access, those cheap b******s.
 
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The Cobra Dual Pro 360 is a superb detector when it works correctly. Any testing can be covered by digging out tests of the Beltronics GT-360.

The magnetic mount is a must too, on its own it's almost worth getting it if only for the mount.

As long as you pay under $280 for it, like I did (got mine for $214 new on fleabay).
At $399 or worse 449, I'd get an R7 (even if no app and BT are available).

For MRCD, it's a joke. It's basically a Ford detector and nothing else. Might work in a controlled environment with known sources somehow, but in NYC it's a joke.

I don't even know if it detects known MRCD cameras in NYC, as it pulls the alert from the GPS database and says speed camera rather than showing me an MRCD alert on a place where I know there is one.

The app (Cobra i-Radar, supposedly a clone of the Escort app) didn't even react to MRCD detections up to a couple of weeks ago (detector would alert, app would remain silent). After the update, it now says "Strelka" on MRCD alerts. Ain't that fancy.

In the 8+ months I've had it, I must have seen a shared radar alert (the thingie with the blob) maybe four times. None of them translated to a real radar that I could see.

Also, more Ka falses the last month and a half. Otherwise the Ka is quite decent.

One bright light, the app seems to do what it wants, in a classy sort of way. It has a mind of its own, and only reacts to the detector's alerts when it feels like it. The detector goes beeeeep, the app is like "...nah, f*ck that, it's a false...". And it's always a false. Then, on real alerts, it woul jump in, like "...Wooo, look at that fat Ka bud..."

As for the RoadScout - it's not considered anything. It's a previous gen detector combined with a dashcam. That was in their interviews at launch. Its performance is Pasport something level. Or iX or whatever. It is not at all in Dual Pro 360 territory.
 
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The Cobra Dual Pro 360 is a superb detector when it works correctly. Any testing can be covered by digging out tests of the Beltronics GT-360.

The magnetic mount is a must too, on its own it's almost worth getting it if only for the mount.

As long as you pay under $280 for it, like I did (got mine for $214 new on fleabay).
At $399 or worse 449, I'd get an R7 (even if no app and BT are available).

For MRCD, it's a joke. It's basically a Ford detector and nothing else. Might work in a controlled environment with known sources somehow, but in NYC it's a joke.

I don't even know if it detects known MRCD cameras in NYC, as it pulls the alert from the GPS database and says speed camera rather than showing me an MRCD alert on a place where I know there is one.

The app (Cobra i-Radar, supposedly a clone of the Escort app) didn't even react to MRCD detections up to a couple of weeks ago (detector would alert, app would remain silent). After the update, it now says "Strelka" on MRCD alerts. Ain't that fancy.

In the 8+ months I've had it, I must have seen a shared radar alert (the thingie with the blob) maybe four times. None of them translated to a real radar that I could see.

Also, more Ka falses the last month and a half. Otherwise the Ka is quite decent.

One bright light, the app seems to do what it wants, in a classy sort of way. It has a mind of its own, and only reacts to the detector's alerts when it feels like it. The detector goes beeeeep, the app is like "...nah, f*ck that, it's a false...". And it's always a false. Then, on real alerts, it woul jump in, like "...Wooo, look at that fat Ka bud..."

As for the RoadScout - it's not considered anything. It's a previous gen detector combined with a dashcam. That was in their interviews at launch. Its performance is Pasport something level. Or iX or whatever. It is not at all in Dual Pro 360 territory.
Thanks for sharing your personal experience of ownership of this detector, and now I feel more confident on obtaining one. I already own a v1 gen-2, but this is for my mom as she gets a lot of redlight tickets. Should I just pay more and buy her a max 360c, or will she be fine using the database of the uniden w the r7, as that’s detector I can get for $410 new and will have redlight/ speed camera database. But I heard it’s not updated frequently enough like escort live
 

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I doubt Escort db is updated that often on the Cobra. I get "Important" emails from Escort to update my cobra like every two months, and half of the time when I plug it in to update it gives me an "your detector is up to date" message. So not even sure if that db is kept as much in sync as the regular escort one.

Escort Live/ Cobra iRadar, on the other hand, is kept up to date. But you need a phone to run it.

And if you have to run an app - I doubt that an R7 with Highway Radar will ever be worse than a 360 with an app.

Only reason I keep the DP360 is that I got it dirt cheap, has magnetic mount, and has the Beltronic tones (I hate all other tones).
 
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NYC is mostly MRCT.

It’s not MRCD. They are not the same.

The Max 360 or 360C CAN NOT detect MRCT.

If the Cobra is loosely based on either one.... your SOL.

That’s why your not getting any alerts other than the fixed database for RLC’s.
 

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Yes, the Cobra is based on the 360.
There's a camera a few blocks away which was triggering an MRCD alert on my R3. With the Cobra, I get nothing, no signal at all, or a K, then a fixed db "Camera" alert.
 

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Yes, the Cobra is based on the 360.
There's a camera a few blocks away which was triggering an MRCD alert on my R3. With the Cobra, I get nothing, no signal at all, or a K, then a fixed db "Camera" alert.
The R3 and R7 can detect both MRCD and MRCT, but the Uniden’s identify both as MRCD.
The only detectors that can tell and identify both separately are the Escort Redline EX and the Radenso Pro-M.

If you go to the Escort section, and look at the update notes for the Max360C FW 1.11, you’ll see that they specifically state that there is no MRCT support. Same for the Max360.

That's why your Cobra is silent. It can’t detect it.

I know... I know. The Uniden’s do this and it confuses the shit out of people.
 
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So did they put band segmentation back in the newest software for the Cobra ?? as the GT-360 had band segmentation.
I guess it doesnt improve performance with it, but it be nice to be able to silent the bands we dont want.
 

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The Cobra DualPro 360 (which is not a typical Cobra) has always had band segmentation, is my understanding. I had it when I took it out of the box back in the time.
 

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mmm , thought I read where they did away with segmentation on KA
 

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Looks very much present to me. I see it for K and Ka.

bandsegmentation.jpg
 

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