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Not the best thing in the world, but it works, sort of.
on May 23, 2011
I am trying to go through one wall with this. I stuck the receiver on my TV and the camera to the outside door of my house (behind the window) I get a good picture and a good viewing angle, but it flickers a lot. It kinda looks like a surveillance camera in a horror movie. In fact when i first unpacked it it placed it in my living room and connected it to my tv in the bedroom to mess with it. It was late at night and I kinda freaked myself out.
A few things to note, this is not secure. If you have a neighbor with a 2.4 ghz video receiver it is possible for them to pick up the feed from your device. These are not outdoor, and they look kind of fragile. If the focus stinks turn the knob on the camera lenses to focus. The receiver is wall mountable so you can hang it behind the television with no issue. I found that pointing the antenna on the receiver tword the camera will make a bit of a difference in the picture quality. It black and white an does fairly well in the dark. The microphone has good pickup.
My biggest complaint is the video footage looks like something from Paranormal Activity, it has some flicker and scan issues and even when bolted down the image wiggles from side to side a little.
It is an okay baby monitor, its okay for seening when the mailman comes or watching those huge bugs flying around your door. You get what you pay for in this case though.
Its been running for about a week and a half on one battery so far with no change in signal quality.