Philips Avent SCD510 DECT gets the best reviews
Professional and owner reviews alike give the Safety 1st High-Def Digital Monitor very good ratings. Interference and accidental eavesdropping — two common baby monitor problems — are greatly reduced with the digital iMonitor due to its use of the less utilized 1.9 GHz frequency (also known as DECT). Overall, the competing Philips Avent SCD510 DECT Baby Monitor (*Est. $110) gets the best reviews — and this model adds battery backup and a useful intercom feature. There are a few complaints from owners about the Safety 1st monitor’s sometimes-confusing array of indicators on this baby monitor, but overall this model strikes the best blend of clarity and affordability, with minimal interference.
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Baby Bargains includes the Safety 1st High-Def Digital Monitor in their excellent coverage of baby monitors, though it hasn’t yet been evaluated in the most recent lineup at Consumer Reports. Baby Bargains, which relies on informal testing and extensive research, includes more detailed coverage of each brand’s product line. Owner-written reviews are another good source of information on baby monitors. Both Amazon.com and the Toys R Us website have a useful number of owner-written reviews on the Safety 1st High-Def Digital Monitor.
- Low interference
- No battery backup