LCD Monitor as Television has several advantages over pure television apart from being at least 25% cheaper with all the needed things. LCD television is always costly because it is pure consumer grade product, whatever the price is. As now most of the consumer grade product manufacturers are in real hard game of lowering the price competition for their computer related products (including Samsung, LG), their major profit is from the consumer segment. It is quite obvious fact that, LCD Television is nothing but a LCD Monitor of lesser resolution (it is not the unit measured in pixels) LCD Monitor (as none watches a television from 8 inches away from the screen, unlike a LCD Monitor) with some extra things. We can add the extra things from outside.