Okay, so I downloaded some 1080p versions of the Star Wars movies (the pack contained six films at 8.3GB or so each, three of which were The Star Wars Trilogy, and there were also three other, more recent Lucasfilm movies, which I will not discuss at this or any other time) just to check out if, in fact, this high-res new format business was actually THAT much more awesome than regular old TV or DVD.
And yeah, fuck, it totally is. My new CPUs and graphics subsystems are actually up to playing this without dropping frames, and my monitor can display 1080p natively.
It looks … awesome. Really really awesome. I need me some more of this.
When I get a new TV, I am definitely getting one that can do this mode properly.