Again a 1080p Compatable set does not mean that it displays the full 1080p resolution. MOST DO NOT.
Sorry, Scot, but I have to agree with Paradox-SJ on that.
Most popular sets from Sony (SXRD line, Bravia line), Samsung, Mitsubishi are full 1080p TVs, not only 1080p compatibale. They are FULL HD. I bought Sony 50" SONY KDS50A2000, and also was lucky enough to pay $250 5 year extended warryanty in 2001 on my Hitach 61". Guess what, two weeks prior warranty expiration, TV broke (no sound) and they couldn't fix it, so it was replaced with new Mitsubishi WD65831.
These sets are amasing. I like Sony PQ more with SD channels. Actually Dish SD looks very good on Sony. Maybe screen is not big enough.
Mitsubishi HD is, well, HD upconverted to 1080p. SD channels are not as good as on Sony.
So whoever wants watch SD goes watch it on Sony