Motorola MBP33 Wireless Video Baby Monitor with Infrared Night Vision and Zoom – Questions & Answers

Motorola MBP33 Wireless Video Baby Monitor with Infrared Night Vision and Zoom

Motorola MBP33 Wireless Video Baby Monitor with Infrared Night Vision and Zoom features

  • 2.4GHz Digital Wireless Technology
  • 2.8″ Color Video Screen
  • Wireless night vision camera with two way audio communication with room temperature display
  • Five lullabies, additional camera capability and five LED alerts for noise level
  • 200 meter range with “out-of-range” warning
  • In order to ensure proper functioning of night vision please make sure a light is not shining on the parent unit where the sensor is located as the unit will not know whether night vision is needed
  • 2.4GHz Digital Wireless Technology
  • 2.8 inch Color Video Screen
  • Wireless night vision camera with two way audio communication with room temperature display
  • Five lullabies, additional camera capability and five LED alerts for noise level
  • 200 meter range with out of range warning
  • In order to ensure proper functioning of night vision please make sure a light is not shining on the parent unit


Motorola MBP33 Wireless Video Baby Monitor with Infrared Night Vision and Zoom
check-price-on-amazonMotorola’s MBP33 Digital Video Baby Monitor with 2.8″ color LCD screen is the perfect addition to your child’s nursery or bedroom. Equipped with 2.4 Gigahertz FHSS technology to prevent crossed signals and to promote sound clarity. The 2.8″ color LCD screen with 25 FPS refresh and infrared night vision will allow you to easily monitor the room environment, even in the dark, to ensure your child’s comfort. The MBP33 is also equipped with impressive features like: room temperature monitoring, five polyphonic lullabies, additional camera capability, five LED alerts for noise level. This monitor also has a range of up to 200 meters and out of range warning, allowing you to move around the house or yard comfortably, knowing you will hear when your little one is awake. The MBP33 Digital Video Baby Monitor by Motorola is the perfect choice for any parent or caregiver.


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Q:anyone worried about the wireless radiation from this monitor? Anyone have any insight?

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If you are worried about this sort of thing, you had better stop using your microwave, unplug your wifi router (oh yeah, and all of your neighbors’ wifi routers, too), stop using your cell phone, and don’t ever expose yourself to sunlight!

Seriously, though this article that you cite (and yet don’t link to it) is probably in a popular magazine and has not been peer-reviewed by members of the scientific community. Don’t believe everything that you read!

Q:I am sure someone asked that before but does it work over WiFi? Can we stream the video on our iPhone? Or if not, is there a different version of it?

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No, it doesn’t work with wifi. As far as I know there is no other version of it. You might wanna try a web cam

Q:Is this monitor Dual Voltage?! We are in Germany and I would like am monitor that i can use here with a converter but also use in the states

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Yes it is dual voltage, VOLTAGE Input: 100-240V, 50 / 60Hz 300mA; Output: 5.9V, 1000mA. I live in Brazil, here is 220 V. But used in the USA and it worked perfectly. It’s a great product, I recommend to you. Hope this helps. Great day. Best regards!

Q:Is this model available in 240v

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all the charges are bi volt – from 110v to 240v.

Q:Motorols Monitors – MBP 36 vs MBP 33: Did anyone get the MBP 33 and wish they had gotten the MBP 36?

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I have the MBP33 – loved it for the first 6-7 months. Now that our little guy is rolling around all around the crib, I’m back on here deciding if I want to upgrade to the MBP36, and I think I’m probably going to. It just doesn’t cut it to see a picture of his feet (or something at all) in the middle of the night. First I’m going to try out mounting the MBP33 camera a bit higher, so it has a view of the entire crib, but without the zoom feature I’m guessing this won’t provide a close enough view.

if you can afford it, I suggest getting the MBP36 right off the bat!

Q:We currently have MBP33 monitor/camera-will it work with MBP36 camera?

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Yes but the camera will not pan

Q:If you get the second camera can you use it simultanously? Can I hear 2 rooms at 1 time?

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It scans between cameras every 10 seconds, you can only hear the room that is currently displayed. You can also manually switch between rooms or set it not to scan if you have only 1 child sleeping

Q:Is the camera wireless as well? Or does it need to be plugged in?

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Needs to be plugged in.

Q:How can you position the camera effectively??

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Yes, I have it on the wall high looking down across a door opening. Works great

Q:Does is come with warranty?

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Yes, one year. But the one we bought had a serial number that was already a year old at the time of purchase. And unfortunately a year and a half later when our monitor died it came back to bite us as motorola refused to help.

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Q:does this baby monitor allow recording of baby movement or so ?

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The monitor itself doesn’t record. It’s just a direct live stream.

Q:Has anyone bought a really good replacement charger? Since Motorola doesn’t sell one, and the reviews are hit or miss, I’m hoping for suggestions.

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If it is not working within you purchased 18 months, you can get a new monitor. The quality of this product is awful!

Q:Can this monitor be attached to the crib or does it have a stand?

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it cannot be attached to the crib, nor should it (its not safe) it stands just as you see it in the picture….it has sort of a round base

Q:How do I use the warranty? My monitor screen is not!

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Contact Motorola (https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/mcp/service). You have to provide your purchase information (amount, date, vendor) as well as your model information and they will either help fix or replace.

Q:do this monitor have room temperture?

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Yes, the monitor does show the temperature in the room where the camera is (the sensor is on the camera).

Q:Additional Parent Unit: Does anyone know where I can purchase an additional parent unit?

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The user’s guide states that a camera can only be paired with one parent unit at a time. I’ve not seen extra parent units for sale becuase of this.

Q:110V or 220V: I would like to know if this can support 110 or 220 electricity type?

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I would like to know this too!

Q:Anyone know where I can get a replacement monitor w/o having to buy a cam? Our AC adapter has a broken connection (doesn’t plug in anymore).

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Mine broke too but I took it apart and straightened out the small metal needle in the hole that the AC adapter plugs into and it work now. I was unable to find a place to buy just a new monitor. Good luck.

Q:Problem charging the monitor? Has anyone had issues with either the monitor charger or the battery for the monitor?

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Yep. Bought it won’t hold a charge. Works fine when plugged in. Probably going to return. I know batteries slowly die but would have like it to roam for a little while. I have searched and searched and couldn’t locate a replacement battery online.

Q:How high the volume can go??? And how can it get low voices?? Like if the baby was crying in a low voice??

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We keep the volume on only 2 bars at night and it’s plenty loud even with the sound machine in the background in our room and his. The highest volume is 8 bars. Our camera is also mounted on the opposite wall from the crib at the ceiling. We haven’t ever had a problem knowing that he is awake.

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Q:What is the range of temperatures that the camera provides? I have never seen less than 25C on the display, even when it seems to be colder.

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I’ve seen mine down to 67F

Q:Does the camera, once turned on, go into a standby mode(where the screen goes black and audio is quiet) until the baby moves or makes noises?

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Yes! But not always

Q:I have this product but the monitor is broken, I’d like to know if I can conect the camera I have now to a new monitor as a second camera.

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Yes

Q:Does this have a US plug attached? I am in Ireland

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Yes, it’s an American plug… I don’t know if you can buy an adapter or not. Great monitor. Hope it works out for you!

Q:Can you have two Monitors connected to one camera

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You can have 2 cameras connected to one monitor but I’m not sure about 2 monitors connected to one camera.

Q:I have been trying to figure out how to move the camera remotely? Can someone explain how to do that if it is possible? Thanks!

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You cant. You can zoom from the menu but only in the spot the cam is pointed. I didn’t know this when I purchased either..

Q:Anyone know if the cameras to this monitor pair with any other monitor? The charger port on the monitor broke. It won’t charge anymore.

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Yes, it pairs. If you are able to pay separately go ahead

Q:works 220v?

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Yes is perfect, helps me a lot

Q:is there much interference? Our current monitor makes crackling and clicking noises that keep me up all night.

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We use over short distances without major problems with interference. The images and sounds are really clean. But the battery is very weak.

Q:why is there no sound from the parent unit

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What parent unit??

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Q:I just bought this (used) and I am only getting shadowy figures of my kids on the screen at night. Am I missing something?!

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You shouldn’t be. I can see my daughters facial expressions and everything very clearly (in black and white).

Q:Can anyone tell me how you can get the picture to continuously display and not have the screen go black? Our instructions got thrown out!

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Hi,

You will need to plug the cable to the monitor to continuously display. As far as I know, there is no other way to continuously display while using only on battery. Hope it helps!

Q:My daughter has seizures so we are looking for a baby monitor with good night vision. Would you guys recommend this product?

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Yes, but I recommend getting multiple cameras, at least two, to ensure you have a good angle in her room. In my nursery because I have to mount it on the wall its further away from the crib because my little guy is curious and was grabbing at it. Its still clear but different parts of the crib are in the camera view. In my 3 year olds room its on top.of his tall dresser right next to his bed so I can see him perfectly in it as long as he stays in the camera shot. I would be more than haopy to email you some pictures. I’ve got some good ones!

Q:can I turn off the volume

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Yes, the volume is adjustable and can be turned off.

Q:Can I order one from Amazon with an Australian plug?

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Hello Kathy B. Our company, Macrobaby, only have the american plug to sell, you should look for aa australian seller, so you can get those especific plug.

Best Regards
MacroBaby Customer Service

Q:About the sound. Why can’t you just muffle it by setting it on a pillow or blocking the audio vents at the bottom? Need it for loud pet birds.

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It has a good volume control.

Q:Can you turn off the video and still hear the sound?

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Yes you can turn off video and hear sound — in theory. But I have been having some trouble with the sound on ours. I don’t know if it is because of the actual piece we have or because we have a second monitor for our older child and the monitors might interfere with eachother. Often the sound on this monitor doesn’t work, but again could just be our current setup.

Q:Can you turn the sound completely off while still being able to view the screen?

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Yes, you can turn the sound all the way down and still view the monitor.

Q:What frequency do the IR LEDs operate at? 850nm, 940nm, or some other custom frequency?

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Hi

I do not have that number, I wanted to know it too, but could not find it. The visibility at night is great. Hope that works.

Q:Is this a two way sound monitor

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Yes

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Q:What kind of batteries does this use? Are they rechargeable?

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The monitor is a triple AAA rechargeable. The c�mera needs energy to turn on. If you want a piece of advise the Samsung one that I bought after is much better.

Q:What is the range? Will the signal pass through steel siding or a window?

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I would say at least 200 ft, but probably more. We use it outside when our baby is sleeping inside, so it passes through exterior walls and windows. Our house is vinyl sided though, so I can’t advise you on steel siding.

Q:Can I use batteries for the camera instead of plugging it in?

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No – you have to plug it in to charge it but then you can carry it with you until it needs to be charged again.

Q:How do you keep the screen from going off? It must be in sleep mode but I can’t figure out how to get it off so that the screen stays on.

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The only thing I have found is that it stays on if plugged in. I keep it plugged in at night next to my pillow since it has such a long cord.

Q:Transmission works up to 200 meters it says. Is this open areas or enclosed areas? Will it go further in open areas?

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It works through walls. We bring it outside with us while we are doing yard work. I’m not sure of the exact range (whether it’s 200meters or not) as I can’t test mine since it died on us a few weeks ago. The power button just stopped working one day. We now have another type of monitor and are very happy with it (Summer infant baby touch). Hope this helps.

Q:If you place the camera in the corner near the ceiling, how well can you see the whole room? How big is the room you’re looking at?

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Field of view all depends on how you mount and angle the camera. Our camera is on the wall about 7 ft high, 1 foot from corner and looks down the longest wall with crib. The longer wall is about 15 ft, but don’t see basically the distance of the door opening, so about 3 ft and the width is about 4 ft. The video ratio is 4:3, so don’t expect 16:9 like an HD TV.

Q:Anyone have trouble turning the monitor itself off? Sometimes when I push the power button it acts like it’s going to turn off, but fails to do so.

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Yes, I had trouble with mine not powering off after only 2 weeks of use! Unfortunately, after this happened, it would no longer turn on or off anymore after that. I had to contact Motorola and they sent me a replacement…. that took a good 4 weeks to receive!! Just received the replacement in the mail today, so we’ll see how long this one will last. When I first called Motorola, they said sometimes it helps to “reset” the devise. You do this by removing the battery and unplugging the devise for 30 mins or so and then assembling back together and trying again. I tried do this for…
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Yes, I had trouble with mine not powering off after only 2 weeks of use! Unfortunately, after this happened, it would no longer turn on or off anymore after that. I had to contact Motorola and they sent me a replacement…. that took a good 4 weeks to receive!! Just received the replacement in the mail today, so we’ll see how long this one will last. When I first called Motorola, they said sometimes it helps to “reset” the devise. You do this by removing the battery and unplugging the devise for 30 mins or so and then assembling back together and trying again. I tried do this for 30 mins, several hours, and even days, and it didn’t work for me (hence having to get a new device all together), but this may work for you? Hope you have better luck than I did!! :)
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Q:I bought this in 2011 and now the night vision has stopped working – the lights around the camera do not light up – has this happened to anyone?

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ours didn’t work on day 1. I called Motorola and they sent out a new camera. Seems to be a common problem for this particular unit. Being yours is so old it looks like you will be forced to purchase a new camera yourself. I recently purchased an additional camera for $99 here on Amazon.

Q:can you take it on vacation? does it work on wifi?

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The size is small, so you can take it out on vacation.
It does not work on wifi, but it does have an external mini usb port for video output.

Q:Does it come with the video cable to connect to a TV?

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I am so sorry, I don’t know the answer to that. I don’t recall reading that it did. Had to miss the shower and didn’t see it opened.

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Q:Does the night vision on the camera produce any sort of light? (monitor we currently have always shines a red light on the crib which is annoying)

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No light there to disturb your baby.

Q:Can I turn the screen off and have it automatically turn back on when there’s noise? Or have it work with just audio until I turn the screen back on?

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The screen won’t automatically come on when there is noise, you can keep the audio on at all times and turn the screen on and off.

Q:battery type?

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its built in battery, you just plug the monitor in and it will charge

Q:Can you view this with an phone app?

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No.

Q:Can I connect it and watch online?

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No, not that I am aware of

Q:Is there a way to turn off the sound on the parent monitor so that when I’m with the baby in the nursery, my husband doesnt have to hear?

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Yes, you can turn off the sound completely on the monitor without shutting off the parent unit. So husband can see in the nursery but don’t have to hear.

Q:2 cameras?

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It only comes with one but you can purchase a second one. When we have our next child I plan on just adding in another camera. I think it would be useful now to have one for the playroom too!

Q:do i need internet connection in the home to use this?

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No you do not. I’m not sure about the updated model. The battery life is not good. I wish it had two power cords. Mine dies daily. It is plugged in all night.

Q:Do I have to activate the sound of my monitor? I´m not hearing anything. Please help

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The volume button is on top left. Make sure you turn it up.

Q:Can this camera pan/tilt/zoom? The description above is for the MBP36 — :((( Thanks!

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No this one does not do that. There is a motarola like this that does pan and tilt not sure which one though.

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Q:Can you get replacements for damaged cord?

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Unfortunately no.

Q:Is the battery rechargeable

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Yes. It comes with a really long charger cord too. I have it plugged in behind my bed and plug it in at night.

Q:If I get a second camera can I view both on the monitor in a split screen at the same time or does it have to toggle back and forth?

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No. The monitor doesn’t split the screen. It will scan back and forth between camera 1 and camera 2 (and camera 3 if you add a third.) Just make sure that when you have the monitor on, it reads at the top “Scan”. If you want to “lock it” in to one camera view, make sure you hit the “OK” button to select which camera you want displayed. It’s a good system. I just purchase my second camera for baby #2 room and I love it. Really easy to set up too. Just plug in the new camera and then on the monitor menu go to “Add camera 2″ and viola! your set up. Also…
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No. The monitor doesn’t split the screen. It will scan back and forth between camera 1 and camera 2 (and camera 3 if you add a third.) Just make sure that when you have the monitor on, it reads at the top “Scan”. If you want to “lock it” in to one camera view, make sure you hit the “OK” button to select which camera you want displayed. It’s a good system. I just purchase my second camera for baby #2 room and I love it. Really easy to set up too. Just plug in the new camera and then on the monitor menu go to “Add camera 2″ and viola! your set up. Also what great is that the new cameras are still compatible with the older model monitors. The only downside is that you cannot control the new camera with the old model monitors. They don’t have the ability to Pan or zoom the newer cameras. But I’m use to having the camera in a stationary view. Hope this helps.
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Q:When you have two cameras on this unit, will you hear sound from either one if a child wakes up? Or does it just flash a light?

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you will hear sound from the one you are switched to…there is an option to switch between cameras

Q:reset

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the screen only froze once and basically I turn the monitor off and then back on. but I haven’t seen a reset button per se.

Q:My screen is broken, does the warranty cover that? Any advice?

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Definitely contact Amazon about exchanging it. We had trouble with the sound and it was exchanged with not problem.

Q:Can you secure the video feed connection so it does not get hacked into?

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I dont think you can since there is no option on the device to do much..just plug and play…adjust brightness and volume n also there is a button where u can talk to the baby. That’s about it.

Q:Can you view two rooms at the same time?

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Not with one camera.

Q:Warranty on the mbp20

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Mine had the Warranty for the first year after purchase and they did replace the charging cord, but when the parent console broke it wasn’t covered.

Q:are the cameras interchangeable between the mbp33 and the mbp36 monitors?

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I am not sure. Does it mention anything in the manuals?

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Q:batery

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Battery is ok.

Q:temperature

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you can see the temp in room on cold or hot nights

Q:Which one to buy MBP33 or MBP36? Is it worth extra it for the extra 50 bucks to get the MBP36? I think the MBP36 onlyhas a larger screen and pan/tilt

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I have owned both and I personally like the 36 better. I like the bigger screen and the ability to pan the camera. If it’s in your budget, I would get the 36 instead.

Q:Power adapter

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it brings 2 one for the camera (needed at all times ) and one for the monitor (needed yo recharge its battery

Q:hardware

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Q:Does this model have a “sleep” mode?

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Yes and no video goes off but the audio stays on. Good thing you hab set

Q:Does the night vision still work well when there is a night light in the room?

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We have a night light on and can always see our kids. The picture isn’t very crisp, but you can tell if they are standing up or lying down.

Q:What is the Video range?

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The description said up to 165 ft, but with some of the walls in my house we’ve been getting no signal after about 50, and it’s just one or two walls!

Q:What is the range of this realistically?

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I love this product, the only disadvantage is that if you unplug the device from the charger the displays goes to sleep mode every 10 mins or so, to avoid this we keep the device plugged in to the charger at all times. Other than this I LOVE this device

Q:Does the camera unit take batteries? Incase of no access to outlets in babies room.

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No, unfortunately the camera unit only works when plugged into an outlet.

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