really great if you don't need all the bells and whistles
we bought this when we were expecting our first child. We were on a budget and got this because we couldn't afford the more expensive monitors out there. That child is now 4, and we have another 2 year old, and the monitor is still going strong. It works perfectly. And who need a video anyway, when your baby cries, go into its room and comfort it, don't watch it on a video!