BT Digital Video Baby Monitor 1000
Excellent - good quality
Perfect for our needs. I wasn't sure which monitor to buy and read many reviews and this one seemed to have good reviews. I would definitely recommend this monitor. Initially I thought I wouldn't buy a video monitor and just go for a sound monitor, but after several friends with older more mobile babies found the need to upgrade to to keep an eye on their more active babies that we decided to purchase a video monitor from the start rather than waste money by potentially having to upgrade later. I'm glad I did as even with a new baby it gives great peace of mind if they are sleeping in another room. The video quality is better than I expected (you can zoom in too and easily see their breathing and whether their eyes are open) and is simpler to use than expected too. It's useful to have a temperature sensor too, although this isn't truly accurate (the instructions do state it is only accurate to a few degrees) it gives a useful guide. You can turn the screen off when you are sleeping and it will only be activated by noise which is really handy too. I bought this on a special offer price but would probably purchase at full price too.
03 August 2014
Good Video Monitor
Requirement was for a video monitor with temperature indication, digital sound (no constant whistle) and a rechargable battery on the parent unit for mobility (which this has, but the JL blurb says it doesn't). It also has non-rechargable batteries in the nursery unit in case of power failure or temporary relocation. Lovely quality and functions well, but not possible to move the camera remotely, which means that you have to adjust the camera while viewing the image on the monitor in your other hand (with the parent unit on mute otherwise it will feed back and scream at you!). This wouldn't be a problem, but we also use the nursery unit (camera) in the lounge, for example when the wife is cooking next door in the kitchen. We are thinking of adding another camera because of this, but you can certainly get by without it.
10 June 2014
Great product, excellent quality
The build quality is really good. We have found the range to be impressive in a old cottage with stone walls several feet thick. Image (day and night) and sound are very good. We would definitely recommend this baby monitor
06 May 2014
My wife and I are gutted that this unit is playing up as it has the potential to be excellent.
The issue we are having is that after 60-90 seconds, the sound drops out and only leaves a video feed.
The only way to get sound back is to press the "talk" button on the parents handset, but then again, 60-90 seconds later the sound drops out. Not ideal.....
The product guide has this a potential fault and advises we try to reset both units. We have done this and also tried to unpair/pair the units again. Each time the fault is the same. We thought poor signal may be an issue, but we have full bars and are only 20-30ft from the camera unit at any time.
Contacted JL who have been great in giving options to refund or replace. We are currently evaluating options, but likely to go for Samsung BabyView
11 March 2014
Great baby monitor
A good monitor with adjustable sensitivity settings. Video not very detailed but all you need. We have a very noisy baby and had to move him to his own room at 3 weeks old and this monitor gave us the peace of mind to be able to do this.
18 February 2014
Avoid if you are planning to use an additional camera and need sound
This is a completely ridiculous design. I bought it because I knew I would need to add a second camera in the near future. I discovered when I went to buy the additional camera that you lose the sound on both units when you connect the additional camera. That aside, the signal isn't great and I frequently lose signal. There is also a crackly noise coming from the parent unit most of the time
09 December 2013
Perfect for monitoring my very ill father
I purchased this monitor for my mother to use at night so that she could keep an eye on my father who is currently very ill. He is sleeping in what was the dinning room and my mother has the monitor on his pillow so when she wakes up at night she can see he is OK. It is working perfectly and enabling her to go to sleep as she knows she only has to look up from her pillow and she can check that he is OK. We have turned off the temperature alarm as its not needed and I really just wanted to say that for the price this product is really very good - easy to use and it does what it says on the tin - you can see your baby (or in my case my father) very clearly all day and all night.
26 June 2013
Wouldn't be without this!
We are so pleased with this baby monitor. My baby boy was such a noisy sleeper that I couldn't keep him in the same room as me for longer than 4 weeks because I was getting no sleep with his continual grunts and snuffles. We moved him to his own room and used this monitor to keep an eye on him. It has been great. I love the fact that it doesn't continually transmit the sounds that he makes. It only transmits louder and more high pitched sounds and then switches off after a period of quiet. You can change its sensitivity. I can therefore only hear the important sounds and cries, which spring me into action. The camera feature is great because you can check on them without having to leave the sofa or your bed. Lazy I know, but gives peace of mind to those worriers.
The camera quality is perfectly acceptable. How much detail of your babies face do you really need to see? You can certainly see if their eyes are open or not and whether they are moving or still.
I wouldn't live without this monitor now and it is certainly worth the extra money for a camera.
04 April 2013