There's really no way to get anywhere near the same level quality of picture on a Standard Definition monitor as you'd get from an HD one. Most HD monitors will provide double the pixels of SD, and many will go up to six times or more. The difference is comparable to the difference between VHS tapes and DVDs. Which would you rather be watching?

It's a little-known fact that even CRT (standard, traditional designed) monitors can support HDMI. However, because LCD monitors have many other advantages and are easier to maintain with good quality High Definition output, many people prefer to upgrade to LCD at the same time that they upgrade to High Definition.

If you're interested in getting a High Definition picture, you may also be interested in purchasing flat screen models. Since flat screens very commonly come with HDMI compatibility by default, it's an easy decision to make. Besides that, flat screens offer their own benefits, particularly where ease of setup and minimal use of space are concerned.

Sports games, nature shows and other documentaries, and several other types of shows are often broadcasted in HD. This also goes for particular game genres with heavy emphasis on graphics, which have their engines designed for HD from the start of development. If you enjoy either of these things particularly, you may want to look into **HDMI LCD monitors** to see all those nice special effects and that crystal clear picture you've been missing out on.

One thing that many novices to HDMI technology may forget is that you'll get the best results with an HD-capable monitor only if you also have an equivalent **HDMI cable** or cord for it. Without this, you may get loss of picture quality or visual errors even with the better monitor. This is because the picture has to be translated from one format to another with non-HDMI type cords, and this translation harms the final output. Given how cheap the cords are, don't be afraid to spend that last little bit of change to get them.

If you're an audiophile, one thrifty decision you could make is to buy a monitor that supports HDMI simply because of the usually included speakers. Almost all speakers that come with HDMI-compatible monitors will be HDMI-compatible themselves, giving you an overall boost in sound quality and a nice-looking picture as well.

Feeling an itch for a newer, bigger monitor that can hold everything you want it to? Monitors built for HDMI are built big to allow the output the most room to really shine and show its difference over lower definition formats. If you're upgrading the size, you might as well upgrade to High Definition as well... it's both convenient and financially justifiable.

Prices for the average monitor with HDMI functions range from slightly over a hundred to about two hundred dollars. This is, of course, for just the typical model, and if you want something even more special you may have to pay much more. But the point is simply that it's possible to enjoy a higher definition of picture on your monitor without emptying your bank account in the process.