Goscam 860Q Wireless Handheld Baby Monitor/Camera 2.5 inch LCD Screen Audio and Night Vision Motion Detection Pan and Tilt £35.28 +  £4.18 postage @ eBuyer
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Goscam 860Q Wireless Handheld Baby Monitor/Camera 2.5 inch LCD Screen Audio and Night Vision Motion Detection Pan and Tilt £35.28 + £4.18 postage @ eBuyer

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Found 16th Dec 2012
Goscam 860Q Wireless Handheld Baby Monitor/Camera 2.5 inch LCD Screen Audio and Night Vision Motion Detection Pan and Tilt and also i think 10% discount if you pay with paypal but not sure.

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is this any good ?

This uses 2.4ghz, so probably best avoided if you use a wireless router, as they're quite likely to badly interfere with each other. Might have same problem with next door neighbour's wifi networks if their signal is strong enough.

Better to get a Wifi IP camera instead, which works with your router, such as a Foscam, and can be monitored via a smartphone.

The most blatant attempt I have ever seen at jumping on the Foscam name.
Unable to comment on the quality of this Goscam, but if the hardware is as tacky as the name-twist I suspect it may be poor.
Would agree with melted's suggestion of a (genuine) Foscam, although the setup for an IP camera novice can be a little daunting.
Maybe consider a Dlink DCS-930L that is network set-up friendly. More ramble about the Dlink item here:
hotukdeals.com/dea…273
although availability of the Dlink item is now not so widespread.

Well I think it's the same camera that Storage Options make and I have one they are good.

The little monitor is good too I have an IP cam which I monitor from my phone and I am not sure if they are the same quality mine was £50 but should have been £100

For it's use it should be fine.
Edited by: "Iwaswrong" 17th Dec 2012

"Goscam", rofl.

these are great baby monitors! had mine for over 2 years now, i paid £99

have some heat!

I bought one ages ago and found it was terrible. Image was grainy and had a very short range. Not sure if it was just faulty, but returned it.

We have this and never really used it as the interference is pretty bad...even with the wireless router switched off.
Bought the BT one without video instead and no problems...

Have to agree with melted. High probability of interference with wireless routers operating at 2.4GHz.

Just buy a Foscam wifi camera (or equivalent) and use a free app such as "IP Cam Viewer" (Android) or CamViewer (iOS) - then you won't have any wifi interference issues as it's on your wireless network.

melted

This uses 2.4ghz, so probably best avoided if you use a wireless router, … This uses 2.4ghz, so probably best avoided if you use a wireless router, as they're quite likely to badly interfere with each other. Might have same problem with next door neighbour's wifi networks if their signal is strong enough.Better to get a Wifi IP camera instead, which works with your router, such as a Foscam, and can be monitored via a smartphone.



I don't think it will conflict with your wireless router because you can set your wireless router to a different channel (11 channels in total) different channel to the baby monitor. I correct me if i'm wrong though.


Edited by: "Stimac98" 17th Dec 2012

Stimac98

I don't think it will conflict with your wireless router because you can … I don't think it will conflict with your wireless router because you can set you're wireless router to a different channel (11 channels in total) different channel to the baby monitor. I correct me if i'm wrong though.



Most cheap Chinese video senders on 2.4GHz will do their utmost to obliterate the entire WiFi spectrum.

Stimac98

I don't think it will conflict with you're wireless router because you … I don't think it will conflict with you're wireless router because you can set you're wireless router to a different channel (11 channels in total) different channel to the baby monitor. I correct me if i'm wrong though.



Of those 11 channels (or 13 for most routers with wifi set to UK), only 3 don't overlap. Also if you/your neighbour has wireless N, then all channels will be used.

I have a wireless camera which I now rarely use (bought before I needed wifi).

I get severe interference from my router no matter what combination of channels I use. I got the best results are from setting the router to channel 13, and trying all 4 channels on the camera (cameras divide the band up differently to wifi), although with interference to picture and sound including noise bars, picture roll, breakup and total loss as well as loud crackling on sound, I'd say it was virtually unusable, and is unrecordable too.

I also needed a remote control socket on the camera so I can turn it off when I'm not monitoring it, so it doesn't interfere with my wifi network.

My neighbours also have wifi now and that made it somewhat worse too.




Edited by: "melted" 17th Dec 2012

melted

Of those 11 channels (or 13 for most routers with wifi set to UK), only 3 … Of those 11 channels (or 13 for most routers with wifi set to UK), only 3 don't overlap. Also if you/your neighbour has wireless N, then all channels will be used. I have a wireless camera which I now rarely use (bought before I needed wifi). I get severe interference from my router no matter what combination of channels I use. I got the best results are from setting the router to channel 13, and trying all 4 channels on the camera (cameras divide the band up differently to wifi), although with interference to picture and sound including noise bars, picture roll, breakup and total loss as well as loud crackling on sound, I'd say it was virtually unusable, and is unrecordable too. I also needed a remote control socket on the camera so I can turn it off when I'm not monitoring it, so it doesn't interfere with my wifi network.My neighbours also have wifi now and that made it somewhat worse too.



A dedicated wifi router for the cameras is a good idea, this is what I use, and have have no problems.

dilse

A dedicated wifi router for the cameras is a good idea, this is what I … A dedicated wifi router for the cameras is a good idea, this is what I use, and have have no problems.



Yes I agree it would be a good idea if you buy several IP cameras (foscam, tenvis or whatever) rather than the camera in this deal which is not a wifi IP camera, but uses the same 2.4ghz frequency range, thereby clashing with wifi routers.
Edited by: "melted" 16th Jan 2013
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