Last time I researched HDTV it seemed that I would have to wait for 1080p (or 'Full HDTV') TVs to come down in price if I was to get the most out of high definition telly. Now it seems that this is not necessarily the case.
There is no doubt that 1080p will provide better quality images than the current more widely available crop of 720p and 1080i resolution HDTVs, but what I was failing to take into account was visual acuity viewing distance.
I, like many people, view my TV from a distance of 8-10 feet. At this distance it seems that the difference between 720p and 1080p may not really be apparent.
Take a look at this interesting site for more information.