Greetings! Long time lurker, infrequent poster and first time new-thread-originator. I'm in a bit of a quandary and I seek your opinions, whether subjective, objective or otherwise - truly all thoughts welcome.
I have the opportunity (read: hard fought/won acquiescence of the wife) to purchase a new panel. We'll be moving up from a Sony KDL-55HX800 55" to a new/larger panel in a well-lit room (projectors virtually ruled out at this point) and I'm not certain the extra diagonal is worth the difference in price of the 90", particularly given some of superior technical specs on the 80". Our seating area is between 12 feet (first row) to 17 feet (back row). While I'm no fan of throwing money away, it is not the biggest consideration in the discussion - performance and guarding against early obsolescence is...
With that, I greatly appreciate any thoughts that come to mind.