The most important things to me are 2D movies, television and sports. I would also like to play video games with an acceptable response time.
I plan on spending between 2k -2.5k. I was looking at the Mitsubishi hc5. I really like all the great things I hear about JVC, but the response time on them has me worried. In all honesty I'm not THAT hardcore of a gamer, but I would like the flexibility.