No, wait, I haven't lost my mind! My primary goal is to use it for playing online poker, and in particular four-tabling SNGs. However, I want to be able to do this while sitting several feet away from the display, though precisely how many feet away is somewhat flexible. I'll occasionally also use it for watching movies, but I'd imagine that 95% of the usage will be for poker. For TV viewing, the seating is currently about 18-20 feet from the wall, but I might shorten that distance if I switch away from the projector I've been using.
To my entirely-uneducated mind, a 1080p LCD seems like the right answer. However, I am completely clueless about the technology, and I don't really want to spend a ton of time educating myself about something I mostly care little about if I can avoid doing so.
Additionally, I have a grand in onecall.com gift certificates right now, and I'd rather not spend huge amounts of cash on top of that.