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Old June 15th, 2017
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This is great news. I'm very happy that Escort is remembering users still running discontinued units.


Dan (aka FWGuy on RDF).
Ha, I was waiting for you to see this, knew you would be happy! I just hate that there is no indication of when. Summer/Fall/Winter - the way it is mentioned it might not even be in the works yet (which I doubt) but can be taken that way to a pessimistic person.

I live in a tourist area and they are all back for the Summer now...and wow the 360 will not shut up with the CAS alerts! It is like they all got new cars for Christmas! My town uses K-band so I want to keep the incredible range this has on K, but also filtering, I'm sure it not easy to figure out!
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Yellowtang -

Actually, I saw someone mention this on RDF before I saw Larry's post. But I'm really happy about it - as you should be also! I was worried that the Max II wouldn't get the next update because it was discontinued.

I know ER previously said the Max and Max II would be updated sometime ago but things can change. I'm glad this isn't one of those - well, I guess I should wait to say this until I see the new fw version on my detector screen

Your 360 will definitely get the update. You should be excited. Have you been reading the posts about the MaxCi? The BSM filtering is really good.

The MaxCi has some growing pains but that's normal for new products. Look what's happening to the Unidens right now. Did you see the thread where the R3 lockouts are locking out over 100 MHz of K band?

If the Max II wasn't getting an update, I was thinking of trying the R3. With the frequency range they're locking out, there's no way I could run one where I am. The local county police where I am are back to using K band. I thought K Narrow wasn't good for someone who had K band locally. I wouldn't consider the Unidens until they reduce their lockout frequency range.

I don't need to consider anything new if the Max II becomes a little better on falsing.

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I live in a tourist area and they are all back for the Summer now...and wow the 360 will not shut up with the CAS alerts! It is like they all got new cars for Christmas!
Lol....now you know what most of us deal with 365/24/7. Yeah, the 360 has good range and you have the rear horn to pick up even more noise.

But like I said, if our updates come anywhere close to what's been reported at RDF for BSM performance, we're gonna be happy I think.

Another MaxCi user commented that his Ci was also filtering really well.

I hope Escort is already working on it. We've been hearing about it since last fall

Dan

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Old June 16th, 2017
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Your 360 will definitely get the update. You should be excited. Have you been reading the posts about the MaxCi? The BSM filtering is really good.

Did you see the thread where the R3 lockouts are locking out over 100 MHz of K band?

Dan
I have not been on RDF too much, peeked at the Ci threads here and there, good to know the filtering is better than the Max! My concern is that the hardware is probably a lot more advanced than what is in the 360 so I am concerned that the WS max series might not be able to match it, time will tell though.

I did not see that thread about the R3 having that large of a lock out range! I do not use the lockouts though so that would not play into my decision, but that is not good. I had a great K-band encounter the other day with the 360 given the terrain...

https://vimeo.com/221460794

35.5 the other evening...

https://vimeo.com/221827054

I am questioning my pre-order currently, but that is exactly why I waited, so I would have have time to see the issues and make my final decision.
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I have not been on RDF too much, peeked at the Ci threads here and there, good to know the filtering is better than the Max! My concern is that the hardware is probably a lot more advanced than what is in the 360 so I am concerned that the WS max series might not be able to match it, time will tell though.

I did not see that thread about the R3 having that large of a lock out range! I do not use the lockouts though so that would not play into my decision, but that is not good. I had a great K-band encounter the other day with the 360 given the terrain...

https://vimeo.com/221460794

35.5 the other evening...

https://vimeo.com/221827054

I am questioning my pre-order currently, but that is exactly why I waited, so I would have have time to see the issues and make my final decision.
I've turned off the auto lock feature. I always lock out obvious K band triggers myself so having the auto feature on just runs the risk of something getting locked that shouldn't be.
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My concern is that the hardware is probably a lot more advanced than what is in the 360 so I am concerned that the WS max series might not be able to match it, time will tell though.
I've been curious about the same thing. If any of the IVT is related to the M7 hw, we won't get that portion of the benefit. Still, I'm sure we'll see better BSM performance than we've been seeing. As you say, time will tell.

I thought both videos were pretty good. The first one was C/O from the front. You got a strong ramp up as you approached the LEO SUV and then it tapered off once you passed.

The 35.5 was a shorter encounter but you both were approaching the crest of a hill. While you didn't have stellar range, you also didn't have a clear line of sight to the radar gun until he crested the hill.

To me, both encounters seem pretty good. If you have a lot of roads where the elevation changes enough that on-coming cars are hidden until one of you hits the crest of the hill, you're not going to have great detections.

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I've turned off the auto lock feature. I always lock out obvious K band triggers myself so having the auto feature on just runs the risk of something getting locked that shouldn't be.
Just to be clear - the issue I'm referring to has nothing to do with auto vs manual locking out.

As for auto-lockouts, I think I've had a couple of cases of my Max II auto-locking a BSM. I say that because the locations where I got the "beep-STORED" aren't locations where I typically got false K alerts. Both times I was on the highway with no shopping centers or businesses on the side of those sections of highway. IMO, it's quite the coincidence that I had occurrences of the same frequencies from BSM at the same locations enough times to trigger the lockout.

The good news about this is that auto-learn should unlock these locations fairly quickly as I pass through those sections of the highway on my commute and shouldn't be encountering those frequencies very often.

Yellowtang was saying he doesn't use lockouts, period. He's not saying he using manual lockouts.

What I'm referring to with the Unidens is that a user posted a video on RDF where he was able to show that for a lockout, 100 MHz of K band was being locked out. This is half of the whole K band!

If someone has police K band used in their area, it's very dangerous for half of K band to be locked out even if the lockout radius is only something like 1/2 mile.

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So is something in the works for an IVT update sometime in the future for the IX?
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So is something in the works for an IVT update sometime in the future for the IX?
How is your iX with filtering?
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Actually it's not bad - I run auto most of the time unless I'm on a long trip. auto learn on with RDR off TSR off and segmented ka2 off. Some get through but I came from the x50 and redline so compared to those it's no comparison and really pretty quiet. Acuras and Chevys mostly it seems like get through.
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