I think I would be more inclined to go with a sound-only monitor vs a video monitor, but I know my DH will opt for the video monitor. For one, he loves all things high tech. But he's also a little more anxious overall so I think the video will put him at ease whereas for me I think just hearing the louder cries would be enough (not to mention I can see myself staying up watching the little peanut rather than getting some much needed shut-eye).
So to that end, has anyone already bought/registered for their monitor? If so, which one did you go with? Or do you have one that you've used with older kids that you'd recommend? I'm leaning toward the Summer Infant Best View video monitor or the Motorola Digital Video Baby Monitor. Both seem comparible in price.