I am testing Windows 8 on my HTPC connected to a HDTV in my bedroom. The TV is 720p, but can scale down 1080i resolutions. I was running at 720p and the Metro/Start page wasnt working correctly. After some research I found you need a minimum of 768 pixels in height for the Metro/Start page to function.
I switched my TV to 1080i (scales it to 720p) and the Metro/Start screen and apps work and look fine. However, my desktop becomes way to small to see at that resolution. The desktop looks best at 720p.
Is it possible to have the Metro/Start page and apps at 1080i, while my desktop is at 720p?