• Value: 17
• Functionality: 19
• Quality/Ease of Use: 19
• Aesthetics: 17
• Movie Theater Magic: 20
• TOTAL: 92/100
When the world shut down last March, I became semi-obsessed with my at-home movie viewing experience. Perhaps that’s because in non-pandemic times, I’m a bit of a regular at the theater. Pay $15 (ahem, New York City prices) to see the latest Marvel/Meryl/Mission Impossible film? I’m all in. In fact, pre-pandemic, I went to the movies on a near-weekly basis. (As we all know, it’s still TBD as to when movie theaters will be able to fully re-open again.)
Hence the sudden need to zero in on my own home theater setup.
First up, we made the decision to upgrade our TV. (After all, our former flat screen was nearly eight years old, and as we neared Black Friday, the LG CX Series OLED 4K TV caught our eye and was on sale.) But the sound quality was good, not great, which left me curious about how much of a difference a soundbar would make. Enter the Vizio Elevate with Dolby Atmos.