Originally Posted by jackcat
Not HD but we find no difference in picture quality on smaller screens.
If your screen resolution is less than 1920×1080, HD makes no difference, because the television would down-convert an HD signal to match the screen resolution anyway. Doesn't matter if it's a 22" screen or a 42" screen.
A non-HD signal displayed on a 1080 screen looks grainy because signal resolution is less than television screen resolution. So it may seem counterintuitive, but if you want the best picture quality from a non-HD satellite system, step down to a (less expensive) 720 television rather than a 1080 television. That way, the signal received matches the screen resolution available regardless of the actual diagonal measure of the screen.