I'm looking for a TV, primarily for watching movies (blu-ray or via laptop/PC). I'm thinking of a 32" but I'm looking up to 40" as well. I am mainly concerned with the picture quality of movies. I like the 24 fps "film look" and don't care as much about sports. So I'm leaning toward a 60Hz display just to avoid the interpolated frames and extra processing from a 120Hz set.
I may also use this for an Xbox 360 and for cable TV but those are secondary concerns. I don't care for 3D, and Internet connectivity isn't necessary.
As for picture quality, I'm trying to find something with really good black levels and a wide viewing angle (but I think I still want an LCD over a plasma).
So mostly, I'm wondering where to start looking. I've found out a little about the IPS displays by both Panasonic and LG and I'm thinking that those may be what I'm looking for. Would that be a good idea based on my requirements? Are there any other things to look for, or specific models you can suggest that would be good or ones to avoid? My budget isn't too strict, closer to $500, but I could look as high as $1000.