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I'm guessing ... his detector takes a few seconds to register your speed?
The cops receiver registers speed nearly instantaneously. The trick is that most of our detectors detect radar signals much further than the cop's receiver. That's because our detectors only have to detect the waves at half the distance as the cop's receiver does. The radar waves have to bounce off our vehicles and back to the cop's transmitter/receiver.
Think of it this way: you are one mile from the cop when he turns on his radar gun. Your detector has to detect the radar waves one mile away. The waves have to bounce off your SRT and go BACK to the cop, a total distance of 2 miles. Chances are, in most cases, by the time those waves travel that extra mile, they aren't a strong enough signal to register on his receiver. So, regardless of the power of the cop's radar gun, your detector always has twice the sensitivity of the cop's gun. (lots of variables here; sensitivity of your detector, the sensitivity of the radar gun, whether the cop is using 'instant-on', if there are no hills or curves between you and the radar gun, etc.)

I'd like a radar detector but I doubt I could react in time to slow down as the cnut in the camera van would have already recorded me speeding
Cameras cannot measure speed. Get a good detector; you'll be fine with it and you'll like it.
 

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Our uk cameras seem to measure speeding, they catch you as you drive over white lines on the road, probably point-to-point time taken I guess. It's been a never ending war on motorists for the last 18 years and almost all of our roads have average speed cameras now. That or the speed camera vans that park in obscure places to catch people. I've been caught before coming over the brow of a hill. You have to give it some beans to build speed up as it's a steep part of the countryside coming up out of a dip, and hey-presto a camera van is parked in a farmers field and there you have it. Our coppers or camera van plastic coppers have a plethora of unmarked cars, they even use a TRACTOR parked up on grass verges with some sherbert sat in it with a gun.
It's all about revenue.
I'd like a detector/jammer/bazooka.
 

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Still rocking the Escort Solo S2 cordless without issue!
 

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I have V1, but if I were to buy one right now, I would buy one below, I hear very good review everywhere and on youtube.

ESCORT MAX360

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Uniden R7 Extreme Long Range Radar Detector with GPS & Threat Detection
Beware of manufacturers Trojan Horse subscription plans.
Also if you sign up for FCA Uconnect Internet your car snitches on you all the time as to your driving.

Escort Max 360 review on Amazon

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I recently reviewed the Beltronics GT-7 Radar Detector, which is basically identical to this device. Here are the differences:
1. Directional arrows on the right side that show where the radar is originating in relation to your car. I actually found this feature to be quite useful while driving and making braking/acceleration decisions.
2. You can turn off the "over speed" alarm and can now set it all the up to 160 (limit of 99 on the Beltronics and you could not turn it off).
3. The enclosure is aesthetically different, it's darker and more pleasing to the eye.

Ok, here's the kick in the pants that brought my Beltronics review to 3 stars... Escort is taking a value-subtraction business model by removing core functionality of the device. This is an attempt to get you to subscribe to the Escort Live service for a monthly fee and to also collect a database on you that can be sold to third parties. This includes your name, you email address, your driving record, the physical locations, and how much you like to speed. Hmmm, what third parties would be interested in such information?
 

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Uniden R3 for me too, has saved me a bunch in all different places. I like running it with waze too on my phone. They have a newer one now (uniden) that I would get if I were buying new (I have had it a while). I may upgrade next spring.
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I have an escort in the Jeep and the uniden R3 in my BMW.
Range goes to Uniden but accuracy goes to escort, way less alerts. The uniden picks stuff up from far away, I think it’s best on highways and escort is better on the roads. Waze makes both of them shine!


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K40 - invisible built in protection. 60k miles on the Jeep and never had a ticket, rarely not speeding. Incredibly few false alarms and I catch signals miles away most of the time. Pricey but excellent
 

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Im use a Uniden R7 , traded from a Max 360ci and before that a V1!
The R7 is Nasssty Af ! Hands dwn one of the best!
Note: I have not used the New New V1 or V2 whatever the Fuq but it only took em 10 years to catch up and make a new. Not to mention the R7 and 360c Both have Extreme Range And cornering abilities like the V1’s except w all the Bells and Whistles ,
False deleting , Weefeee for Updates , Gps , Red light Cam’s etcc..
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But during those ten years you could mail in your unit and have it upgraded to newer technology every time it became available. So you didn't have to buy a new one. Now the Gen 2 is available. I just mailed in my Gen 1 to upgrade to a Gen 2 at almost half the cost of buying new.
 

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I have 4 updated V1s which all work great for my needs.
Got my first one in 2004.
No matter which detector you have I like to mount it off the A Pillar.
Cops and thieves don't see it and if you somehow do get pulled over you can turn it off and flip the visor
to cover it if the LEO comes to your passenger window.

 

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Now if you want laser protection I recommend an AL Priority laser jammer.
Works with the new rolling code guns.
Jam to gun unless the LEO hits you at 100 ft point blank range from the side.
Default is turn off in 4 seconds so you can slow down.
I have a toggle off switch which I like etter.
Not cheap at $1500.00 but pretty good.
Outside modules have to be mounted plumb and level







Kill switch SRT and Trackhawk




You can run the cables down the rabbit hole to the 1" grommet at the bottom of the firewall.
It easily pops out.


 

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I had the R7, but it was too noisy for Southern California. I switched to the New Redline 360C by Escort and it is amazingly quiet using the Escort Live app. I find if the detector is always falsing you stop paying attention to it.

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I permanently installed an Escort Passport 8500ci-Plus. works great, one of the best for range. It also has an option for a set of laser jammer transmitters.
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