Some good answers in this thread - seems like as recent as 2-3 months ago, TV question threads were always filled with inaccuracies.Originally Posted by pipcecil
The one thing I would add is the set size (and related viewing distance) has some bearing on the resolution. I'd say up to ~40", a 720P is more than adequate, 55" and up definitely a 1080P set, and that nebulous space between 1080P unless the price factors in too much (then you can save a few $$$ on a 720P set).
FWIW, down-converted 1080 source from HD-D/BD or broadcast 1080 HD can still look amazing on a 720P set. I know you said for the Wii only, but I'd always buy a set based on specs, price, viewing distance/room size and let the videogame stuff just work itself out
RE: the already corrected 2009 Digital Cutover - that seems to be confusing a majority of people since they're thinking Digital = HD (when in fact a huge number of those people are probably digital subscribers to Cable/Sat running analog sets from a digital STB!).