10 Great Gifts for Movie Lovers - 2018

By Mark Rabinowitz & Michael Burgin
November 21, 2018

Last year, we included a $170 Vizio 5.1 system in the top 10 and they’re back with another of their “best bang for your buck” offerings. I’ve owned or tested four sound systems and two TVs from Vizio, and they never fail to impress. While it’s not a full 7.1.4 setup, it’s more than enough to piss off your neighbors, amaze your friends and take advantage of what Atmos offers. I watched Mad Max: Fury Road, Saving Private Ryan and Blade Runner, and let’s just say I’m happy that I don’t share a wall with anyone. And it’s not just window-rattling war and carnage that benefit from this system. The subtle sound design in Blade Runner was an especially revelatory experience, with the rainfall during Deckard’s intro seemingly falling from the ceiling. I’ve seen this film maybe 30 times, and this was like seeing it for the first time. Once again, Vizio proves that you don’t have to break the bank to get superior results.

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