How big of a tv are you looking for? You wont be able to get anything "wicked" for 2k, or less, although there are many RPTV HD ready tvs in that range. THe latest and greatest are running a tad bit more than that.
You can get standard older technology for about 1.5k for around 50" of hi def ready rear projection TV. You need to read some reviews online. I think some of hitachis are relatively good, as are a few of the sonys. i have a mitsubishi RPTV, that I am pleased with as well. Not all models of the same make are good though.Cnet RPTV ranked by score
this link will give you an idea of what you are dealing with.
Also, be prepared to upgrade cords... and they will try to sell you a warrantee. 1500 approaches 2000 very very quickly.