if you're going to see a lot of HD content, then you definitely want the highest amount of pixels you can get on a tv set. Normally a 720 set will work well for analog and hd signals but it won't give you the definition you're looking for since it maxes out at 720. 1080 sets on the other hand will have a greater number of pixels they can display and will not look that great when they display standard def broadcasts (mainly tv stations that have a sub-par image quality like univision).
Another factor to consider is brand reliability. If you get a knock-off brand like viore and the set claims to produce 1080, I wouldn't expect the picture quality to be that great. On the other hand, if you choose a better set like a Pioneer elite or a Sony SXRD, the picture quality will be incredible.
I hope this helps
I am finally moving to purchase an LCD HD set. I would like one that would perform well with standard NTSC signals as well as both 720 and 1080 scans.
It would seem to me that I would want the number of rows of pixels to somehow correspond to the number of scan lines: either a 1 to 1 ratio or some multiple thereof. Otherwise, you would get some level of fuzziness as the set tries to interpolate scan lines to rows of pixels.
Am I right, or am I confused, or is this no big deal? I have seen LCD sets with all sorts of pixel counts. Are there some that are better than others, or is the old rule of ''more must be better'' appropriate here?
Thanks in advance for any advice or comments.