DFR7 is an awesome detector
This is a great detector. It has very respectable range and I always am very aware of the threats around me. It has never let me down in that sense. It has saved my bacon several times. I am now a boss on the highway. My old detector was a BEL Vector 995 and that was great as well until the BSM systems made it way too noisy.
The only things I would improve on the DFR7 are the blind spot monitor (BSM) on Acuras, Caddys, etc.. The filtering could be better. Also I wish it had several hundred more GPS lockouts. The new R3 has 200, this one has 100. Why can't I just have 1000? I do not understand. Give me 1000 lockouts. Give me 2000, how much memory can it take up? Also sometimes more than one lockout slot is required to fully lockout a target which makes the low amount even worse.
Anyways for the price (I paid $300), it is a superb detector. Use it along with WAZE on your phone and you have a very low chance of not getting advanced warning on any threat. Now the question is, do I get an R3? This DFR7 is very, very good, but the R3 is obviously better. I might wait a while and see how things pan out. I'm about to pull the trigger on the pre-order on the R3, and maybe sell this DFR7, but I love the DFR7! Decisions, decisions!
Reviewed by: BWX from NY State.