Check out the RCA MM32110 and MM36110. They include a VGA input which supports an 800x600 resolution. Both are significantly under your $2k target. I know that there are other options, I just can't think of them. You may want to post this over in the Home Theater Computers forum as they would have more input.
3 days ago I bought toshiba's brand new 34" widescreen direct view set ( 34HF81) for $1998 from Brandsmart. It has 2 sets of autosensing Component inputs with 3:2 pulldown. So far it appears to be an awesome set! The new Star Wars DVD via progressive signal was impressive. CBS's CSI in 1080i was awesome last night.
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