By the way...how do you expect me to detect any discernible differences between these 2 screenshots,on an $80 32" 720 monitor?
I cannot see any differences...or perhaps this is the very point you are trying to convey to me?
That's the whole point my friend: how can you discern ANYTING on that monitor? I mean, not being able to see a 720p print screen of a DAW (First image is how Ableton Live looks in a 720p screen) should really ring a bell that you're not using the correct display.
OK, this is my last intervention on this topic: I hope you can see in the first picture 3 colored lines - that is what you currently fit on 720p (regardless the size in inch): 3 tracks vertically and 8 bars of audio horizontally.
On a normal monitor, image below you can see a number of 8 tracks and 16 bars horizontally.
Now putting these two side by side, at this point you can realise that a 1200p monitor (dirt cheap regardless the inch) will give you a far better screen space to work with. Otherwise scrolling on both vertical and horizontal is absolutely insane on busy projects on such small space.
So why don't you keep your TV for whatever you want to watch at it and have a proper monitor for the real entertainment (making music)?
About TV vs monitors:
Monitors offer cleartype optimisations when rendering GUIs so anything on a monitor is clearer than a TV with the same resolution. As you go high in resolution with a TV, the cheap ones have slow processors (and the more expensive ones have all kind of optimisations which non of them are for displaying graphic user interfaces) and you'll notice artefacts when dragging windows on the screen (window lag, visible lines when refreshing screen), ESPECIALLY the 4K ones (just tested on my mid-range Samsung 4k 2016) - which are optimised for displaying movies, not graphic user interfaces.
And that's why you can see a smaller monitor more expensive than a TV. But you don't need the most expensive monitor. You need the cheapest 1200p monitor in the largest size in inch you can afford. It will still perform better than (smart) TV.