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    I am curious as to why most RD's have different range of reception. Is it all in the patents? Or is the hardrive more costly. I suppose I don't understand the components of the hardware. Anyone..............Anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincinnatiKid
    I am curious as to why most RD's have different range of reception. Is it all in the patents? Or is the hardrive more costly. I suppose I don't understand the components of the hardware. Anyone..............Anyone.
    I think that the most important thing is the hardware. If you'd like a good range of reception you have to get a costly hardware.
    But the second important thing is the software: you really don't need to get all falses from extremely long distance.

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    Range is mostly a hardware thing, the best way to see it is to unscrew a cheapo RD and a good one, youll see that the cheapo one has a smaller horn and less electronics.

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    So why do certain companies not pay for performance. I would think pattents are a problem.

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    its due to all the hardware and software and also the quality of the circuits and electronic receiver bits used...

    i have thought about this myself, because an rd is technicly a radio,

    i thought all radios pick up radio and even the cheap ones still do a good job. where as radar detectors seem to be in a different ball game..


    i think it all comes down to developing a good design of detecting and then they patent it. i soppose if they all worked the same there wouldnt be any reason to buy an exspensive one although the latter would be of better quality.

    its also the fact that its traffic radar and is more harder to detect then trying to tune in a radio station. hense they cost loads and are exspensive to make.

    this is one of the reasons why cheap ones dont work or they dont detect properly its because the receivers and chips used arnt the standards of the v1 or escort detectors hense low range low performance!

    another thing which makes it harder for detector makers to try and defeat the competition is patents the only way around theses is designing a better one than the current, this is why valentine has other makes of radar detectors and escort have a valentine....

    they take them apart and see whats what rather like stealth micro does when they make their spectres....

    they then take mikes v1 and create a better antenna etc using valentines design. they make a design which is based off say the escort or v1, its similar but not the same so that they dont break patent laws but that its a better one than which they are copying off.

    its all down to a number of factors
    cost of the equipment, the cost of the lab and factory equipment.
    cost of the circuits and laser detector diodes, and receivers,
    design of antenna, the quality of the dsp chips, the design of the software.

    all theses add up to make a good detector..

    if you had a better design, and computers and diodes and oscillators etc than valentines you could make a better detector than the v1.

    but it takes some beating if you use superheterodyne ........

    but the stinger dsi can beat any radar detector on range!
    obviously stinger have found a better way of detecting used a spectrum anayzer than a heterodyne receiver.

    this is just technology progressing. it will get to a point where speed can be read where it cant be detected and cant be jammed....

    rather like the stealth mode except it uses an advanced laser which cant be detected or jammed,

    they could use some type of x ray motion thing which could read or speed through brick walls.... who knows whats next.......

    its all down to money whos got the most and who can buy the best engineers and equipment...

    it would be like lockheed martain making speed guns.

    if they did make one it would be so extremely sophisticated that no rd or jammer could counteract it! it probibly could but it would need a company with the technical skill of lockheed martain to do it!


    the technology which we now have is so advanced most people dont believe its possible, in this day and age i dont put anything passed them!

 

 

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