Just wanted to update the community- I unpacked mine today, put the battery in the monitor, plugged both the camera and the monitor in, let them sit for a few hours and then......nothing.
No lights on the camera and the monitor does not power on, no matter if i press and release the power button or if I hold it down.
Anyone else get a dud?
Update: Well- managed to get it working. The issue is that there is no power light on either device. The camera was probably working the whole time, but because the monitor didn't work, I had no way of telling. The monitor wasn't working because the battery doesn't sit very snugly in inside compartment and the cover slides away from the contacts when it is put back on. As a result, the cover was pulling the battery away from the contacts, breaking the connection. I had removed and replaced the battery a few times, but still had the same issue. After VERY carefully putting the cover back on, trying not to touch the battery under it in any way I was able to get it to work.
Overall- nice device for the Woot price! The battery issue can probably be solved with a little piece of paper wedged in behind the battery to keep it snug against the contacts.