I finally did it. I bought a monitor. Until tonight, I was wording on a 32" LCD TV as my monitor which was a little over 730p. And it was like that for 2 years. This new monitor, is a 27" LCD, and it's 1080p. This means I should now be able to make my games in full HD resolution. At least, I'll be able to when I'm not making retro games. Those can be in 1080, but a 32x32 pixel spite is still going to look pixely.
I guess I still could have made games in 1080p, but I wouldn't have been able to tell how it looked because I had no real way of viewing HD game resolution on my TV. I could have changed by Desktop resolution to 1920x1080 but that looked terrible. Now it's no longer an issue.