Ok I got that funny feeling again of wanting something new and shiny to play with... and my credit card knows what that means, so she's ready to take the plunge I was thinking that at some point I'd get an 1080p screen, but in the back of my mind I was against the idea for the sole reason that I need 60fps to play my games and given the fact that I'm still a college student I am not able to afford Crossfire setups yet
Now with that being said, I have right now a 19" screen and I have fun with it, however I got just today an idea, what would happen if I replaced my screen with a 720p HDTV, that way I wouldn't have to upgrade every year to keep my gaming habits up to date and I would have a big screen to play on (and of course watch movies, which I do A LOT on my PC, I barely even use my old CRT TV).
So what do you guys think? Is it worth it gaming on a 720p screen if I set AA to 4x or 8x? (My damned HD 4850 should be arriving this week, or else I'll be really pissed at my courier)
I am not on the states, so I can't use newegg or anything similar to buy online such a big thing, however I saw these both of these on a local shop for about $1300 + tax (I could maybe haggle to get $1200).
For the life of me I couldn't figure out what kind of panel they use by looking at the specs, both look pretty decent. I am open to suggestions but I am mostly willing to consider only Samsung, LG, or Sharp TVs. I would like to read the forums if possible (never really used an HDTV with my PC), but if not, then I'd just use it for gaming + movies and I'd keep my 19" screen for reading forums/doing school work. Or would you guys suggest a slightly smaller screen? I wouldn't be seating right in front of it, probably a few feet away, I already have a wall ready to set it on, would just have to get a desk for it.
My question about it is, if I were to run it at a lower than 1080p (720p instead of 1080p), would the image look as horrid as it does on a regular LCD monitor when not run at native resolution? I would be planning to do so for fps reasons. I wouldn't mind spending the extra $200 if I know that the scaling doesn't drastically lower quality below the other samsung 720p model (both are 40").