This deal has ended.
If Father wants a flat-screen, Amazon has the beautiful new 32" Sharp Aquos LC32SH20U model for $1134.99 after a $100 rebate, which is several hundred dollars less than everyone else (see $1390 at Overstock, for example). The Sharp LC32SH20U has 1366 x 768 high-def resolution, several built-in tuners and HDMI inputs. Sharp invented LCD technology and, along with Samsung and perhaps Sony, is still best-of-breed. Shipping is free for a limited time and there is no tax to most states.