I'm shopping for a HDTV. My local Fred Meyer's has a Samsung 42" Plasma 720p HDTV for $399.99 right now. This is very much in my price range.
Eventually I'd like to build up a media center PC around a Radeon HD 4870 (only because it's what I've got in my current build and I don't play PC games anymore so no need for a gaming vid card).
So my question is, will I notice a huge difference with a 720p television as a PC monitor?
I could drop down to 40" and get into 1080p for a little more than that sale price of 399 but if the viewable differences are not significant I'd rather not spend the extra money.
I don't have BluRay and I don't have cable TV. I play Xbox360 and stream Netflix and that's about it.
From what I understand 1080p really only makes a difference with bluray since most TV (including HD) is broadcast in 720, and most games are still 720.