Monday, 1 February 2016

Infant Optics DXR-8 VS Motorola MBP36 Baby Video Monitor - A Head to Head Comparison

In my previous post about baby video monitor,  I have cited the generic importance of this device for young parents like us. Now, in this post I'm going to review two best sellers. The most popular are the Infant Optics DXR-8 vs Motorola MBP36 baby video monitors.

Below is a head to head review in terms of features, pros and cons. These should help you come up with the best choice for your child.


Both the Infant Optics DXR-8 and Motorola MBP36 baby video monitors have a lot to offer in terms of specifics. Below is a comparison of their strongest features:

1. Lens and monitor technology
Motorola MBP36

Infant Optics DXR-8 – This baby monitor uses interchangeable lens technology. Put it simply, it means that you can switch between different lenses on the monitor depending on the size you want for your field of view. Two of the lenses, normal and zoom, are provided while the wide angle lens is bought as an individual unit. It can be expanded to four cameras. The images are relayed to a 3.5 inch LCD screen.

Motorola MBP36 – It is more limited than the Infant Optics DXR-8 in terms of number of lenses that can be used. However, this model can also be expanded to up to four cameras that relay images to a 3.5 inch LCD screens.

2. Signal relay range

Infant Optics DXR-8 – The relay range is 800 feet for obstacle-free spaces and 150 feet where there may be objects impeding the signals. This wide range allows you to keep an eye on your baby even when you happen to step outside for a moment.

Motorola MBP36 – The range distance is 200 feet for enclosed spaces. In addition to this wide range, the Motorola mbp36 has an alert that notifies you when you are getting too far for the signal to be received clearly.

3. Security features

Infant Optics DXR-8- The camera is wireless and this keeps it safe from interference as well as signal crossing which is a common occurrence with wired cameras and baby monitors. It uses 2.4 GHz FHSS technology which unlike most camera signals is protected from external tapping.

Motorola MBP36 – It also uses 2.4 GHz FHSS wireless technology for protection as well as clarity and spend. In addition to this feature, security is enhanced in this model through the encryption of data.

4. Night vision

Both the Motorola MBP36 and Infant Optics DXR-8 have the infrared night vision feature. This enables the parent to keep monitoring the baby even in the dark at night.

5. Warranty

Infant Optics DXR-8 – The Company offers a one year warranty on the monitor set and individual parts.

Motorola MBP36 – The product has a ninety day warranty.

6. Other Goodies and Special features

Infant Optics DXR-8- The monitor allows two-way communication allowing you to talk to your child. This comes in very handy when they are agitated or scared in the dark.

Motorola MBP36 – It has an in-built lullaby system with a collection of soothing numbers to calm your child especially during nap-time.

7. Additional Shared Features

Both the Infant Optics DXR-8 and the Motorola MBP36 have an automatic temperature sensor which lets you know when it is too hot or cold for your baby. They also have a remote camera control feature that allows you to rotate and tilt the camera as you wish to get a better view for your baby and their surroundings.


Infant Optics DXR-8

· It allows you to choose between different camera lenses for the perfect clarity and focus.

· It allows two-way talk.

Motorola MBP36

· The lullabies help to sooth your baby when they are throwing a temper tantrum.


Infant Optics DXR-8

The quality of the images is not always clear especially when the monitor and screen are far apart.

Motorola MBP36

There is no two way communication which makes it difficult to communicate with your child.


Infant Optics dxr-8

Q. Can you still hear the sound with the screen turned off?

A. Yes

Q. Do Wi-Fi signals interfere with the transmission?

A. No. The FHSS technology prevents crosstalk between wireless signals.

Motorola mbp36

Q. Can two systems be connected to the same unit?

A. Yes. However, you can only see or hear one at a time on the screen.

Q. Can the base be wall mounted?

A. Yes

Final Verdict

After all is said and done, there is no denying that these two models are the very best in the market. The Infant Optics DXR-8 has an amazing lenses which are interchangeable and you get to talk to your baby as you monitor them from a distance. The Motorola MBP36 on the other hand has in its own fantastic features with its in-built lullabies to keep your baby entertained and the out-of-range warning alert that keeps you from going too far from your baby. The two are amazing by their own right and it is up to you as a parent to make the choice based on your preferences.

But if you are on budget, Infant DXR-8 is a safe choice on top of that is has 2,970+ reviews at Amazon at the time of this writing.

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