Friday, June 22, 2007

Whistler Pro-78, Whistler XTR-690 Radar Detector Update

As I started off in my review of the Whistler Pro 78 and Whistler XTR-690 radar detectors, I knew that Whistler was serious about building high quality and affordable radar detectors, but I had no idea that they could be so quick to do so, as well.

NOT EVEN, a week has gone by since my review was initially published and already Whistler's engineering team has read it, acknowledged some of the issues I had observed, and has implemented changes in their firmware to address these issues as well as provide a couple of other surprises and goodies for us all to enjoy.

Some of these programming enhancements include:
  • Auto-Dimming [onset] delay

  • [Alert] display hold time

  • POP OFF [results in] sensitivity increase across all radar bands

  • Additional filter signatures to suppress [falses from] more radar detectors

I will be sending off my Whistlers to have them flashed/updated and will report my findings when I get some seat-time with them.

For once, I have met up with another company that can move at the speed at which I [sometimes] drive.

The future is looking very bright for Whistler, indeed, and it's a real pleasure to see the old guard make his re-appearance.

Welcome back.
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