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Old 03-01-2019, 07:17 PM
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Hello:
I'm new to the forum. I apologize if I am in the wrong section. What is the best radar detector available ?

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Old 03-01-2019, 07:22 PM
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You’ll probably get 3 brand responses. Escort, Valentine 1, and Uniden.
I use an Escort Max 360.
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Uniden R3 and the soon to be released R7...

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Uniden R3 and the soon to be released R7...
I have been waiting .

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Old 03-01-2019, 07:33 PM
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The correct answer depends on your personal expectations. All of them absolutely suck if you don't learn to use them properly.
Assuming you are going to master the device, then my vote is the Uniden r3 if highway travel is the primary use.
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I have been waiting .
Same here. Ready to buy now....
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:52 PM
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Valentine One.
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Originally Posted by naylor99 View Post
Valentine One.
have they had a new model out in the last 5 years ?
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You'll get different opinions as mentioned. I recommend using Waze with a good radar detector is the best combination. Its transferable to different cars.

Even the latest V1 is old technology, that's what I use. But with others, I think its a matter of degrees difference. I have K40 integrated into one of my cars, and it's not better than Waze and a V1. A1 Priority is probably superior for laser, but is expensive and is hard wired and integrated.

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Old 03-01-2019, 08:36 PM
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I sold my ALP system.
I don't think you need laser jammers.
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V1 and waze.
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I'm retiring my V1 and going to the Uniden R7


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R3 now, R7 soon & Waze
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Originally Posted by PatternDayTrader View Post
I sold my ALP system.
I don't think you need laser jammers.
Right, until you get tagged by LIDAR and hit with a $300 ticket.
My TMG system just saved me from a very costly ticket this week.
I, for one, highly recommend a Laser Shifter.
I would also recommend the Valentine One detector with companion JBV1 app.

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Old 03-02-2019, 07:40 AM
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Right, until you get tagged by LIDAR and hit with a $300 ticket.
My TMG system just saved me from a very costly ticket this week.
I, for one, highly recommend a Laser Shifter.
I would also recommend the Valentine One detector with companion JBV1 app.
Obviously it's not impossible I could get hit w Lidar. The issue is when, where , and why you drive above the posted limit. Jammers dont add value to me because I only drive above the limit on the highway, and when traffic density permits. Lidar is used more in high density traffic within or around cities. Probably because of the line of sight requirement.
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R7. I wounder if price will come done after they hit all venders . $200 price difference over R3 . They are up there with the escort .

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R7. I wounder if price will come done after they hit all venders . $200 price difference over R3 . They are up there with the escort .
Im not going to upgrade. The arrows are more sales department gimmick in my opinion. I will say if something happened to my existing r3 then I probably would buy the r7.
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Having used a Valentine 1 for years, and now also an Escort Max 360, the arrows can be extremely useful - knowing whether you are approaching radar or leaving it behind, etc. But they are not magic and only an additional tool.

"Best" is what works for you.

I will enjoy learning what others think of the Uniden R7 once it is available.
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As I stated in another thread, I owned four V1s, one in each vehicle, for many years, until I got tired of the false signals, and discovered the Max 360. I have since replaced the V1s with the 360. However, just as Elk said, I too am curious to hear some reviews from guys when they start running the R7. I am alway looking for a "better mousetrap."
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:55 AM
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This is going to be the new king of detectors. You can preorder here. Looks like we get them early April.

http://www.bestradardetectors.net/Uniden-R7.html
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