This is about the only situation in which I would get an LCD. I have a plasma that I use for all of those things you describe, but I do not do a whole lot of web browsing. The plasma is great for HTPC functions and playing games, but for web browser and desktop use...... I would get a 1080p LCD. 1366x768 is just too low of a resolution for that, and add to that that you most likely will have to feed the TV 720p, not 1366x768. A 1080p screen is more likely to do 1:1 pixel matching that you would want for text. Plus I get some heavy image retention if I am in firefox for very long. It goes away, but its not something you want to have to look at all the time.