Thanks for the info everyone. If there are still options and DVDO is still working on the final specification I would definitely big-time say go look at Amazon or Visual Apex and mine their site for what the top selling Plasma's are. The Panasonic Pro line on Visual Apex was typically 4 of the top 6 or 7 slots for best sellers. So from a market perspective I think it would make sense to include those!
I understand if 'today' (versus a year ago or so) 1024x768 might be too small, but remember that at 42 inches 1080i and 1080p are only visually distinguishable by taping your eyeballs to the screen. Normal sitting distances (10 feet? 8? 14?) can't tell the difference. Anyway they seem to have the 50 inch sizes, so that is good.
Yeah - under "top selling pro plasmas" the top 2 are:
1. Panasonic TH-50PH11UK: Featuring 720p resolution, 15,000:1 contrast ratio
2. Panasonic TH-42PH11UK: Featuring 720p resolution, 15,000:1 contrast ratio
There are lots of people with mid-size living rooms that don't want them dominated by a huge TV. I just helped a friend choose a 37 inch - they could have afforded a 1080p 50 inch, but it didn't make sense in their living room.
Can anyone confirm for sure if it can be done via the computer-related settings mentioned above? Some say it can be done, but we don't seem to have concensus yet.
Also - with computer resolutions you have to be careful about rectangular vs square pixels. If I understand right, the pixels aren't square on the Plasma, and on a monitor with 1024 X 768 they would be square. Does this make a difference at the DVDO Edge output level? I've seen output not deal with the recatngular pixels vs square pixels correctly before. Everyone is fat when you go to widescreen.