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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
    That's why you get a jammer my friend.
    Are there affordable ones out now? Last I looked the cost was not worth it given how often I get tickets.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
    That's why you get a jammer my friend.
    I have always wondered about those. I know LIDAR can be screwed with, but haven't seen many good reviews w/ RADAR. Do the good ones actually work well?

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
    Originally Posted by lulz_m3
    That's why you get a jammer my friend.
    Are there affordable ones out now? Last I looked the cost was not worth it given how often I get tickets.
    Yeah, the good ones (I am equating good with price) are super expensive. I would like to try one some day. OTOH, I figure if you get pulled over with something like this, you're going to be a bad day. Click here to enlarge
    @lulz_m3 - What's the best one out these days?

    Cheers.

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    @inlineS54B32 I'm not sure whats best but I previously had the Escort 9500CI and it worked great. I only went with laser shifting as i assumed i'd pick up radar but they offer both. Honestly i mostly lean on Waze these days, but between the the Escort and Waze I never ran across a cop that i didn't already know was there.
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    Here is a question: Are there any inexpensive decent radar detectors?

    I have the V1 for the E92 but I would like to hardwire in one in my X6 for piece of mind. I know a ticket is on average around $300 and I should be ready to spend that much but what about the cheaper ones? Yes this is me being a cheap ass.

    I mean in theory they all are picking up the exact same thing...I've read reviews online just curious as to real world experience.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
    Here is a question: Are there any inexpensive decent radar detectors?

    I have the V1 for the E92 but I would like to hardwire in one in my X6 for piece of mind. I know a ticket is on average around $300 and I should be ready to spend that much but what about the cheaper ones? Yes this is me being a cheap ass.

    I mean in theory they all are picking up the exact same thing...I've read reviews online just curious as to real world experience.
    Here's my thoughts on going cheap (and IMO, I think the V1 is a great detector - and isn't cheap) - but for $300, you are already in the mid-high spectrum of detectors.

    Anyways, the speed of the processor and the horn inside the detector are what you are paying for. The faster the speed of the "processor" will allow for higher scanning across the frequency bands. The detector can only look at one specific frequency at a given time. This is why I like the Redline (and the V1 does this now too w/ a firmware update I believe) - they both allow you to turn off segments of K, X and even KA bands to enhance the chances that it is looking for a given frequency in a given period of time. This is INVALUABLE for instant on RADAR, as it would be possible for your detector to be "looking" at another frequency while the police officer pulls the trigger for a brief second on another car. The faster the detector, the more likely you are going to pick this up.

    The second thing you are paying for is called the horn. This is the part of the detector that gives it the sensitivity. The higher cost (better) horns are more expensive.

    In the end, you get what you pay for. However, you can find a nice but used V1 on eBay for the price you are looking for. They don't go bad - so if you don't mind going used, maybe that's your best bet.

    Hope that helps!

    Cheers.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
    @inlineS54B32 I'm not sure whats best but I previously had the Escort 9500CI and it worked great. I only went with laser shifting as i assumed i'd pick up radar but they offer both. Honestly i mostly lean on Waze these days, but between the the Escort and Waze I never ran across a cop that i didn't already know was there.
    How is waze that effective? Don't people need to manually input stuff?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
    How is waze that effective? Don't people need to manually input stuff?
    Yeah, but from what i've seen the community is very active since so many commercial drivers/uber/taxi types use it.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
    Here's my thoughts on going cheap (and IMO, I think the V1 is a great detector - and isn't cheap) - but for $300, you are already in the mid-high spectrum of detectors.

    Anyways, the speed of the processor and the horn inside the detector are what you are paying for. The faster the speed of the "processor" will allow for higher scanning across the frequency bands. The detector can only look at one specific frequency at a given time. This is why I like the Redline (and the V1 does this now too w/ a firmware update I believe) - they both allow you to turn off segments of K, X and even KA bands to enhance the chances that it is looking for a given frequency in a given period of time. This is INVALUABLE for instant on RADAR, as it would be possible for your detector to be "looking" at another frequency while the police officer pulls the trigger for a brief second on another car. The faster the detector, the more likely you are going to pick this up.

    The second thing you are paying for is called the horn. This is the part of the detector that gives it the sensitivity. The higher cost (better) horns are more expensive.

    In the end, you get what you pay for. However, you can find a nice but used V1 on eBay for the price you are looking for. They don't go bad - so if you don't mind going used, maybe that's your best bet.

    Hope that helps!

    Cheers.
    That really does help. I think I'll just pick up a used V1 and call it a day.

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    Been very happy with my Uniden R3. Although in highway mode I hate all Acuras and Hondas with crash detection. Whoever decided to use K band for their system should be shot.

    City mode filters them but highway mode is super awesome for long range sensitivity.

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    Sorry to bump an old thread, but looking at getting a new radar detector. Seems like lots of folks online feel the Uniden R3 is the best one out right now. What’s everyone thinking/using in here now?

    -Rich

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    Actually it depends.
    The R3 is the king of range but there are alot of factors to consider before purchasing a radar detector.

    1) Do you require redflex or MRCD detection (the R3 cannot sweep below 24.050 on K band so it won't cover most of these radar guns)

    2) BSM filtering, the R3 does ok but falses alot to hondas, crysler pacificas etc. In this category the radenso pro m seems to be the best

    3) Spectre elite immunity the R3 is pretty good with that but not the best

    4) how proficent are you with setting lock outs and constantly monitoring it? Escort has auto lock outs that will help address this issue if you just want a set it and forget it.

    5) do you want arrows for front and rear detection - not necessary but nice to have.

    Overall the R3 is a great detector (not the best in every category) is generally considered to be the king of radar detectors. I personally have a uniden R3 but have sold it and am waiting for its sucessor the Uniden R7 which is going to solve every issue the R3 has and then some. It so far can satisfy points 1,4,5 except 2& 3, and if they nail 2&3 it will be the best detector hands down, and nothing will come close imo. Apparently they have increased the sensitivity by 1db so it'll even be able to have more range than the R3.

    Overall RDF is a great source for this info if you want to know more about countermeasures. I personally spend alot of time on that forum. Overall just make sure you follow your local laws regarding the use of these devices and you should be good.

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    I recently heard some news that the radar guy (yeah, one guy is responsible for all the radar things at Uniden) left Uniden in January and is now working for Radenso.
    No doubt the current Uniden products are great and should be towards the top of the list for anyone looking for a detector right now, just keep an eye on Radenso over the next few years.

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    Yes the guy overseeing everything, but it shouldn't affect anything because the new guy in charge started the radar detector for uniden and has alot of experience in radar detectors, he just left for awhile and is back now iirc.

    But the important thing is that uniden outsourced all of it's engineering and manufacturing in Korea, so the end product should be just as good if not even better under the new guy since his job is just to over see everything and coordinate feedback on rdf to making inprovments.

    Yeah radenso got the old guy from uniden, it should help them better sort out their detectors but since uniden has contracts and patents for their detectors I wouldn't expect radenso's to all of a sudden be too similar to uniden. Radenso is definitely a great series of detector mainly for bsm filtering imo, but in terms of raw performance not even car mounted detector have matched the r3 yet, and with the R7 having an extra 1db of sensitivity increase and addressing the R3's weaknesses I don't expect anything to be able to top it for a really long while.

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    R3 for $288:

    https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/13003240

    I might go ahead and grab one that that pricey.

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    Stupid autocorrect (should be “at that price”).

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    Just picked up a radenso pro m in addition to my r3, I'll be sure to let you guys know how it is. But it'll definitely be useful for me since I face alot of low powered K band and alternating pulse radar that many detectors including the r3 can't pick up.

    Managed to snag one for $300CAD so that's really nice.

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    I have the escort360 and it seems to work really well. It blocks basically every car radar now and only leaves the cop radar.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by billvp Click here to enlarge
    I have the escort360 and it seems to work really well. It blocks basically every car radar now and only leaves the cop radar.
    That's great it works for you!

    But for me the max 360 didn't do what I needed it to do. The filtering was better than my R3, but it still falses an incredibley often and that becomes more apparent compared to my pro m. In terms of performance it wasn't remotely as good in terms of range from my experience compared to my R3 and on par with my pro m. But it falls behind because it doesn't sweep below 24.050 on K band and thus can't detect all forms of redflex or mrcd.

    In essence I would rank the detectors like so based on my personal experience:
    1) Pro M
    2) R3 (close second)
    3) max 360 (extremely distant third).

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F87Source Click here to enlarge
    That's great it works for you!

    But for me the max 360 didn't do what I needed it to do. The filtering was better than my R3, but it still falses an incredibley often and that becomes more apparent compared to my pro m. In terms of performance it wasn't remotely as good in terms of range from my experience compared to my R3 and on par with my pro m. But it falls behind because it doesn't sweep below 24.050 on K band and thus can't detect all forms of redflex or mrcd.

    In essence I would rank the detectors like so based on my personal experience:
    1) Pro M
    2) R3 (close second)
    3) max 360 (extremely distant third).
    When did you have the max360? For the first year or so that I had it, the falses (including cars like Audis) were terrible enough that I was going to get something else, but they released some updates which totally fixed that issue. I'm not sure of relative range with it compared to others, but it basically never falses anymore.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by billvp Click here to enlarge
    When did you have the max360? For the first year or so that I had it, the falses (including cars like Audis) were terrible enough that I was going to get something else, but they released some updates which totally fixed that issue. I'm not sure of relative range with it compared to others, but it basically never falses anymore.
    I had my max 360 for a couple of years and just sold it a month or two ago, and yeah I've tried alot of different setting configurations and firmware updates with no success. The max 360 still falses to Acuras, Honda's, Chrysler Pacificas. It does do a better job imo than the R3 but it's so noisy compared to my pro m.

    Overall I personally feel the max 360 is not a great choice at all for a radar detector. It's not RDD immune to the Spectre elite for those that need it, it doesn't have the best range, it doesn't sweep low enough on K band, it's filtering is just average. So imo for the premium price tag it really doesn't perform like what the price would suggest, so it really isn't even close to being worth it imo.

    For almost half the money the R3 performs way better, near double range, almost as good in terms of filtering, has mrcd to an extent, is more RDD immune. The pro m has the best filtering, sweeps all the way to 23.950 which covers all of the NA k band threats, has about the same range, and can detect mrcd, mrct and redflex. It is also completely RDD immune even at point blank range.

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