[quote=Dr. Who;2066625]The true question though is:
Do I have a 40+" monitor or TV to really notice the actual resolution & do I have the video card to handle it?[/quote]
The more important variables in the equation are your eyes and watching distance (ofcourse a good HDTV too).
On a PC monitor where watching distance is about 3-4 ft (1+ meter) on average, you will probably cannot see the difference in detail but I think you will see the “richness” of hidef color compared to 480p DVD; on 22" and up. At least I can see it.
In a common living room with watching distance about 10-12 feet (3-4 meters), 42" is usually the generally accepted size for a HDTV where we will be able to see the difference in detail between 480p and 720p/1080p.
This chart also describes more: http://www.carltonbale.com/wp-content/uploads/resolution_chart.png
My comment above is off the chart btw.