Your fellow consumers would probably be better qualified in addressing the "value" of your television when it comes to differences. I can't determine the best value for you.

However, what I can address is this: many game consoles do offer the ability to output at 720p, and also 768 resolutions, which would be the native resolution for your television. You might go into your video options to see if this is available. If it is, you may reduce some of the picture quality issues.

Upconverting to 1080p will require some processing, which may produce a slight delay or game lag. Your best bet is to input the native resolution if you can.

Keep me posted.