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Category: Uniden

Uniden R1 / R3 Firmware 1.54

Uniden R3 fw 1.54

Uniden has released firmware 1.54 for both the Uniden R1 and Uniden R3. This is a minor update that gives you a little more customization for MRCD alerts. Long range performance, BSM filtering, and MRCD detection performance itself is unchanged compared to 1.53. Download 1.54 for the R3 here. Download 1.54 for the R1 here.

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Uniden R7 Firmware 1.33

Uniden R7 fw 1.33

Uniden has just released firmware 1.33 for the Uniden R7. This is a pretty big update with a lot of changes to K band, including improved BSM filtering, additional false alert filtering, MRCD improvements, and an improved menu structure. Auto-lockouts are still in development and are not included in this update, but they should be …

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Escort Redline 360c 1.3 and Max 3 Testing

Redline 360c detecting 33.8 ahead

After testing the brand new Escort Redline 360c last month, we discovered a bunch of critical issues. Fortunately Escort has since released firmware 1.3 which helped resolve most all the problems that we saw in initial testing. Now that the detector is working properly, I headed back out to retest the Redline 360c. With the new …

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Escort Redline 360c Radar Detector Testing

Redline 360c, O, EX, Max 360c, V1 Gen2, R7, Pro M

Time to test out the brand new $749 Escort Redline 360c. Escort claims it offers “noticeably” better performance than the Uniden R7 and Valentine 1 Gen2, longer range than the Max 360c, and 2x the range of the Redline EX. How good is the new RL360c in practice? Time to run it head-to-head against the …

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Uniden R1 & Uniden R3 Updated to Firmware 1.53

Uniden R3 firmware 1.53

Uniden just released firmware 1.53 for the Uniden R1 and Uniden R3.  This is a small update that improves MRCD detection, changes how speed camera overspeed alert show up, and improves the responsiveness of the detector’s interface. This update adds some changes first brought over to the Uniden R7 with fw 1.29. Let’s cover all the …

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Valentine 1 Gen2 Testing vs. Uniden R7, V1 Gen1, and more

V1 Gen2 with Max360c, V1 G1, R7, Redline EX, and Pro M

So how does the new Valentine 1 Gen2 stack up in terms of long term detection? Well this week I went to find out by testing it against all the other best radar detectors on the market.

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Uniden R7 firmware 1.29: Lots of New Changes

R7 rear antenna set to 50% sensitivity

Uniden has just released firmware 1.29 (download for Windows, download for Mac) for the Uniden R7 radar detector (purchase here). This update brings a long list of changes that Uniden has been working on the past months including many features specifically requested by enthusiasts. This firmware update improves MRCD detection range, allows you to dial back …

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Uniden R3 vs. Uniden DFR9: Best Radar Detector Under $300?

Uniden R3 and Uniden DFR9

The Uniden R3 and Uniden DFR9 are both two great radar detectors. Both offer good performance, helpful false alert filtering, and important GPS features like redlight camera alerts and manual GPS lockouts. The R3 is the more popular choice due to its extreme range and additional features, but the DFR9 is a little bit more …

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K Block Now Available for the Uniden R1 and R3, Firmware 1.50

Firmware 1.50 was just released for the Uniden R1 and Uniden R3. This brings a few small, but helpful changes.

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Uniden R7 vs. Escort Max 360c: Comparison Review

Uniden R7 and Escort Max 360c alerting to Ka 34.7 ahead

Two of the best radar detectors of 2019 are the Uniden R7 ($599) and Escort Max 360c ($649). You guys ask all the time which one is better. Both are feature-packed high end windshield mount radar detectors. Both have directional arrows, good false alert filtering, and useful GPS features. However, each detector offers some unique …

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