For a 1000 dollars... maybe a Vizio or a Viewsonic will do you well? There are LCDs of those manufacturers that get up to 32 inches around that price range. I have heard great bang for the buck value with these LCDs, but have yet to try one myself.
I am sure there is a bunch of articles you can read.
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Samsung LN-S3241D (Stretch your budget a llittle) Probably the most eye popping Panels are these LNS Models. Sharp just announced price cuts two days ago buy $1K still doesn't go very far though on name brand panels in home theater sizes but a 32" used to sell for close to $3K not to long ago. Good Luck! :)
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