Updated 8 Dec 2017

Philips Avent

Digital Video Baby Monitor SCD620

Snapshot: The Philips Avent SCD620 is an audio and video baby monitor. Will it be your remote eyes and ears?

Digital Video Baby Monitor SCD620
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$360

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Test results

Overall score
83
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Picture
?/10

Good points

  • Very good sound quality.
  • Very good video quality.
  • Very easy to use.
  • "Talk to baby" feature.
  • Plays a tune.

But

  • Baby unit cannot run on batteries (couldn't use it outdoors).
  • No visual sound indicator.
  • Sound volume at carer unit may not be loud enough especially in a noisy room.
  • Full instructions have to be downloaded, only quick start guide supplied.

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 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.

Prices are from a November 2017 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$360

Specifications

Type
Audio & video
Battery on baby unit
No
Battery low indicator
Yes

Features

Video monitor
Movement sensor
No
Room-temperature monitor
No
Sound indicator lights
×
Night light
×
Portable parent unit
Yes
Belt clip
Yes
2-way audio communication (talk to baby)
Plays a tune/s (e.g. lullaby)

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