now I plan on getting a HD tv to replace this current monitor. The tv is 22 inches and can do up to 1366 X 768 with a 16.9 aspect ratio. A friend of mine warned me that I'll need to upgrade my graphics card as well if I want to have a smooth experience with the tv for a variety of reasons, the main one being that my current card can't even do directx 11.
He recommended the radeon 5850 however another friend thinks that I should get the GTX 460, so what do you guys think?
For that kind of resolution a 4890 is more than enough. If you could get your hands on a 1920x1080 tv then we could talk about a gpu replacement. 5850,6850,460 cards are capable for 1080p gaming with solid frame rates. Personally i game on a 40" LCD with 1080p on a GTX 460 1GB and i am more than happy.