W ith the inclusion of HDMI, HDTVs and monitors have become interchangeable with one another. That is your HDTV can function as a monitor, and your monitor can be used as an HDTV, which is more precisely described as a dual display. This allows each display to connect to PCs, cable/satellite receivers, gaming systems, streaming sticks to name just a few. One of the primary differences between the two of them is the number of HDMI ports that each possess. HDTVs normally have somewhere between 2 to 5 HDMI ports while monitors usually have between 1 and 3. So again, to make sure enough emphasis has been placed on this point, HDMI is a key feature of the dual display.
Another facet of the dual display is the picture resolution, as in the number of pixels compose the picture. The fact that many monitors are equipped with 1080P resolution makes their picture quality practically the equal of HDTVs with 1080P. Some LED monitors are equipped with slightly lower resolution, but the picture quality will still be pretty good unless you use this monitor extensively for gaming. At Sceptre, this generally does not apply because practically all its LED monitors are built with Full HD 1080P.
Similarly, the response time on many LED TVs and monitors is between 5 and 8 so you will not notice much of a difference there either.
The primary difference between LED monitors and non-smart LED HDTVs is the size. While many monitors fall between 18 and 30 inches on average, the range is much higher for TVs, ranging from 16 to 65 in most cases. However, there are few exceptions to this rule. Sceptre has churned out some LED monitors that are 32, 40, 50, and 55 inches, respectively.
In conclusion, since many of the LED HDTVs and monitors are equipped with the same fundamentals – HDMI inputs, similar HD resolution, and to a lesser extent, the size – you will still gain access to the same entertainment capabilities regardless if you go with LED HDTV or monitor.