After some research I see that Daytek, Polaroid, Viewsonic, and Olivia are the only brands that make a 37" LCD HDTV for $1,000 (my roof - the most I can spend) After further reading on the brands, it seems to me that Polaroid sounds like the best choice.
The only/biggest reasons people didn't like the model I'm looking at (FLM3732) is the fact that the speakers are subpar and there's only 1 HDMI input. I don't want to go for a 32" HDTV of a better brand name because my room is fairly large, and I need to have a bigger screen. I would be using the TV mostly for watching DVDs and an occasional game of hockey on PS2. My biggest concerns is life span, making sure the TV's image quality beats my current p.o.s. ancient Sony CRT out of the box, and making sure there's no pixel lag or burn-in or anything of the sort. Any thoughts/suggestions or reasons why I shouldn't go for this TV and go for another TV? Also, if someone could explain the preference of people for having more than 1 HDMI input?
Since I'm a new member, it won't let me post the URL to Circuit City's product page for FLM3732 but you can find it on there with ease if you wanna overlook the TV's specs.