Originally Posted by betterdan
Yea, I never understood why someone would buy an HDTV and settle for 720P.
I have a samsung hlp5085w and use it is my primary pc display. It is 720p and that works perfect for me. Everything is as clear as any standard lcd monitor, everything runs great because of 720p, I can max AA and in game settings in every game to compensate for the lower res so jaggies are not a problem and in fact supersampling with Nhancer is what I use most of the time which really makes it look as if it is running in a higher res.
I thought about a 1080p set and since a friend has a brand new high end 120hz Samsung I took my pc over to see what to expect.
Desktop text at 8 to 9 feet (recommended distance for 50 inch sets) was way too small at 1080p and I have perfect vision, the increase in resolution was not as obvious as one would think. We both have 50 in screens and I have heard that 1080p isnt a huge deal until you get around the 60 inch range. Honestly, the resolution increase was nothing to write home about so I stayed at 720p. I could go out and get one as I have had the cash for a while but I just dont see enough difference to justify it.
Here is my set.