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If the thought of turning on your analog monitor and seeing your neighbor’s baby freaks you out a bit, go digital with the Summer Infant Best View Monitor. This stellar performer provides clear digital audio and video reception, a 350′ range and a large 2.5″ color screen on the handheld. We loved its clarity, the ability to pan and zoom with a mini joystick on the handheld and the wide range of audio settings. The Best View takes only seconds to set up, allows for the addition of up to three other cameras, and has a simple menu that is easy to navigate. Our only beef (and the reason we didn’t give it the Best Overall spot): the volume control is a menu function instead of an external control, which isn’t convenient for a sleep-deprived parent to maneuver.