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Old 03-10-2018, 05:16 PM
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First let me start by saying i have had an Escort 9500 IX for several years. I love it, it has a learn capability so it does not give a lot of false alerts, and good radar distance sensitivity, red light camera locations, etc.....

Iím looking to update to a new detector that is mobile and I can move to my other vehicle so Iím not interested for now to have it wired in. I have seen reviews on the Escort Max 360, 360C, Redline EX, I am an Escort fan not interested in a Velentine 1. I have also been looking at the Unidentifiable R3 which seems to test very high.

Anyone here have a detector they like or any of the above you have any feedback on would be greatly appreciated. I prefer to stay with Escort butI am open.
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:35 PM
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I have/had nearly every type of detector/laser jammer (s) over the years..built ins and windshield..

that said I currently have 3 9500ix from when they were the rave and I'm slowly changing them out ..I don't run any 9500ix's myself but Wife/daughters (2) do... I just swapped out two for a Uniden r3 and Radenso XP since I got the new Radenso Pro-M
I currently have along with my built in's (Bel) the following
-V1 (old)..the king is dead..still works but so chatty now with BSM and no I'm not interested in updating or using Waze
-Uniden R3 (6 months)...great..talk is a new firmware update soon coming with MRCD detection
-Radenso XP (6 months)..great but Pro-M better
-Radenso Pro-M..I just got it ...awesome and has MRCD which we have plenty here
Bottom line get the Radenso Pro-M....high on recent tech...very quite,,very sensitive and small....

Just my .02...Uniden a strong consideration for second choice
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:44 PM
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Oh and btw on a 991.1 at least you can snap off the roof console trim and there's a switched power source for a https://www.mirrortap.com/ up there
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:08 PM
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Thank you. Was really considering the R 3 based on all the testing. Will give the Radenso a serious look.
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:24 AM
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I have the Escort 360 Max CI. On the surface it appears great. I have had Escorts in the past. I just don't have enough miles just yet to give you a full review. If it works as advertised it should be all that I'll ever need.

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Old 03-11-2018, 01:37 AM
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I have both the main protagonists in this space:
1) On my Porsche I have the ALP Laser Jammer with the NetRadar add ons.
2) On my Mercedes I have the Escort CI360 (which has both laser jamming and radar)

I believe the Escort is the much better product. The NetRadar is an amateur product which in my opinion seems unfinished and has many flaws. I recommend the latest Escort.
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:01 PM
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Pulled the trigger on the R3 today. Was torn between the R3 and the Radenso Pro M but just to much good data on the R3.

Dissappointed that Escort is not up to the task and customer service seems to have gone down the tubes. Valentine 1 is just too dated arrows and all, does not have the distance detection that the R3 and Pro M have.

Justt a little more insurance as Pcars seem to be a target on the expressways. I drive backroads mostly daily but need a little more protection at times. I am not a careless driver or a drag racer at every red light but I do feel if given the choice on who to ticket the Leoís choose the 911 over the Camry.
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:24 PM
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R3 is a very good choice..I doubt you have MRCD to deal with in your area and that would be the main reason I would have considered...also the filtering on the Pro=M seems very good but the R3 is no slouch either...it will serve you well and awe you with it's range..and the price is a real deal...good luck
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On my 997.2 TTS I had the Escort 9500ci, but I can tell you that the KA range was not good at all, my outdated V1 had better range...when I traded in for the 991.1 TTS, I left the Escort installed so ended up using the V1ís for the past 1yr. A month ago I finally pulled the trigger on an R3, canít say enough good things about the radar and Unidenís customer service, happy camper here!

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Old 03-15-2018, 03:40 PM
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Got my R3 yesterday. Running on the windshield till the Blendmount comes in Friday. I really like the R3. A lot of options for set up and it is very light and compact. If it does what the testing says it can do I will consider this a good buy.
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BOOSTED TTS View Post
On my 997.2 TTS I had the Escort 9500ci, but I can tell you that the KA range was not good at all, my outdated V1 had better range...when I traded in for the 991.1 TTS, I left the Escort installed so ended up using the V1’s for the past 1yr. A month ago I finally pulled the trigger on an R3, can’t say enough good things about the radar and Uniden’s customer service, happy camper here!

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9500CI probably wasn't installed properly. I now make sure the antenna is installed so I can see it.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:01 PM
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I know the ownership group of Radenso Radar company personally, and the CEO was out in California a few weeks ago.
- Myself, the CEO, and a tech from GMG installed the new RC M system + the laser defense kit on my 2015 M5.. it's amazing, and I can't believe how small the control module is (it's also magnetic so can be taken off, and put in a cup holder, etc) - and how effective this system is + all the features that it has on it... https://radenso.com

I haven't been up to date on radar technology to know what others are doing, but the reviews on how well Radenso systems work is the truth
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