In my opinion, there are two advantages to this system over conventional models - I never have to run upstairs to check on Nathan and piece of mind - I can see and hear him at all times! The only downside to this video monitoring is that I'm ADDICTED to it! I sleep with it on, I have it with me in the bathroom while showering, in the kitchen when I'm cooking, and everywhere else I am in or outside of the house.
Here is some video from this afternoon - just in case you needed a little more convincing.
I'm awake mommy!!! (the lines on the screen are not the tv but my digital camera).