Baby monitors

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Full HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera DCS-8600LH


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      Sound quality
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    How we test

    Overall score includes:

    Audio/video monitors:
    Picture performance (30%)
    Sound performance (40%)
    Ease of use (30%)

    Audio-only products:
    Sound performance (70%)
    Ease of use (30%)

    Performance assesses:
    Sound range (how well it transmits through indoor walls).
    Sensitivity and sound quality (whether the baby unit picks up soft sounds and how well the parent unit reproduces them).
    Picture quality (of video monitors). We rate the quality of the picture in daylight, dim conditions and dark conditions. We also check the picture range and picture immunity from interference.

    We also check for interference from a microwave or a digital cordless phone – and whether the monitor causes interference in a TV or a digital cordless phone.

    Ease of use assesses:
    The size and clarity of the labels, indicators and controls.
    How easy it is to operate the controls and set up the unit.

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    We've reviewed the D-Link Full HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera DCS-8600LH to see how well it performs in these categories:

    • Sound quality
    • Ease of use
    • Picture quality



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