HDTV as Monitor

I use the HDTV as a monitor, with a good 5 metre HDMI lead cable. It performs just as well as a monitor, but my TV has adjustable screen size settings, and the computer can also set the screen size which is good. I find no difference at all to a monitor. The only disadvantage would be having the screen close to you, maybe for privacy, and that`s all. I would advise using a TV instead of buying a monitor, but get a good HDMI lead, also do not forget you have to have a HDMI socket on your computer!