Take a look if you have a costco by you. They sell the LG 55lm6700 for $1098. Best buy will pm if Costco has it in stock.
For a little more money look at the LG 55lm7600. Newegg had this TV for sale over the weekend for $1,229. They have been playing with price of this TV daily.
There is a Panasonic and Samsung in these price ranges as well but I think the LG offers the better PQ at these price points.
There is also a sharp 60" LED going for $1,199. Don't know much about the TV so you would need to research it. Just search Sharp 60 on Amazon. I also believe Target might sell this TV as well.