We used a regular baby monitor for over a year before finding this video monitor at a consignment sale. I so wish we had purchased one sooner. The only downside is that the receiver is not portable like some of the more expensive ones, but we just moved it from room to room if we needed to. The video function can be turned off, so that it is just an audio monitor. This is a great feature. I like to sleep in complete darkness, but love being able to have the video available until we go to sleep. We turn the video off before getting in bed, and can still hear our daughter without having to have a separate video and audio monitor. The picture clarity is not necessarily the best, but that was to be expected since it videoing a dark room. The easiest way to set up the camera is to plug both in the same room, adjust the camera as needed, and then move the receiver to wherever you want. The sound quality is very good, and can be turned up or down depending on how you need it. Definitely recommend...wish we had bought it sooner.
Wake Forest, NC