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    Hi everyone!

    I have a Uniden 360 Laser/radar detector that I bought around 1998. It seemed to work great until I got caught on the NJ Turnpike in 2000. Since then I lost faith in RD and started driving without one, and since then I racked up an average of one citation per year. Anyway, I finally decided that some protection is better than no protection, and my insurance is running sky high! I dug out my old Uniden and I forgot all the little details on how this thing works. I don't know which beeps to ignore and which can be an actual threat.

    I can't find anything on the Uniden website about RD nor can I download any user manuals. Does anyone know where I could find this info?

    Also, I don't see anyone in this forum talking about Unidens. Are they really that bad of a RD? I really don't want to dump more money into a new detector since the one I have seemed to work fine. I think the cop that got me was using a low power radar or something, because the Uniden did kinda beep, I just didn't respond to it.

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    Uniden is no longer in the detector business.
    The previous tests done with Unidens have shown that the performance is lacking compared to many of the other brands out there. IMHO you would be better off with something else.

    Jim

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    Yeah, don't bother with the Uniden detectors, they're junk. If you can afford it, grab a Bel RX65 or Vector 995. If you don't have much money to spend, the Cobra XRS9700 might be a good option for you, or it might be best to wait and see what happens with the upcoming speedlabs tests.

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    The FCC shut down Uniden out of the radar detector industry about 3 years ago as their detectors leaked so much. Doubt if you would find any manual any place today.
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    You should check this great site for Uniden RD owners manual: http://www.usascan.com/files/manuals.html

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    Thanks for all the replies! OK, I'm convinced I should go ahead and get an upgrade. I'm considering the Bel rx65 or Escort x50. The Escort has an edge because of the longer K and Ka band range.

    This really blows cuz I think I spent around $200 for the Uniden back in the day, and I still got caught. I wasted my money for nothing.

    Thanks for that RD user manuals site T, but I think it's time for me to move on.

    snaps

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    haha I used my old uniden as a radar detector detector....and it works a treat....

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapshotmd
    Thanks for that RD user manuals site T, but I think it's time for me to move on.

    snaps
    Don't mention it. Yes, this is the best decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalker
    haha I used my old uniden as a radar detector detector....and it works a treat....
    Maybe Stalker will buy up all Uniden RD's soon.

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    yeah and wire them all together to give the spectre RDD, 350 mile detection range

 

 

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