AVCHD & SD, PIP, Split Screen, best use of frame sizes?

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I have two cameras. One shoots in 1920x1080 AVCHD format, the other in
standard definition 720x480 DV-AVI format. From what I understand, the
720x480, when viewed on a computer monitor is actually 640x480, is this
correct? Is the 1920x1080 still 1920x1080 when viewed on the computer
monitor (already is square pixels)?

Suppose I want to use SD footage as a PIP, or a split screen type
arrangement with the AVCHD video. Not sure if this is an answerable
question, but what would be the best arrangement of frame sizes/re-sizing in order
to achieve the most visible usage of the two videos? The combined size
of the two frames does not have to be 1920x1080, it can be less. The ultimate usage of the video will be a downloadable commercial product (not DVD) I've already tested putting both types of footage in my NLE (Vegas Movie Studio 11) and it seems to handle the two types of footage just fine.. Let me
know if my question is not clear and I can try to clarify.