When I first went to register for my baby shower this was the most advanced baby monitoring system available in the store at the time. Now they have the small baby monitors with video but at the time this is all that was available that you could see and hear the baby at the same time. First of all the monitor is huge and it literally took up half of my nightstand. Also every time you turn this screen on and makes this very high pitched noise. I do like that you can adjust the volume. The problem with the volume, with this particular baby monitor, is the fact that when you do have the volume turned up it is very static filled. It's like a constant humming noise. Also the video it's self is not very clear. Sometimes the screen gets messed up and does not work properly. Now that there are better monitoring systems available for purchase I would not recommend this particular baby monitoring system because it is very overpriced and it takes up a lot of room and doesn't work very well. With my next child I do plan on purchasing a better video monitoring system. After two years I don't really see the point of even having it anymore I really only use that for the first year of your baby's life. Sound/Video Clarity Lots of white noise with this video monitor. Very loud. Interference There is a lot of interference with this video monitor. Especially when you first turn it on.