PureWow100: This Vizio Soundbar Is As Good As Going to the Movie Theater

Rachel Bowie

What really makes the Vizio Elevate sing is its Dolby Atmos technology. (FYI, Dolby Atmos is the sound experience most used in movie theaters and one that relies on varying height channels to create a more immersive sound.) Let’s take WandaVision, for example. (Yes, it’s a TV show, but it’s Marvel, so it counts.) The sound bar recognizes that this show is enhanced with Dolby Atmos and automatically activates its built-in motorized speakers (located on either end of the sound bar), so that they rotate from their front-facing position to bounce sound off the ceiling. In conjunction with the sub-woofer and the wall-mounted speakers, the movie theater effect is real. (When Vision flies from one end of town to the next, the sound moves from the left to the right speaker in a way that makes you feel like you’re in the same room with him.)

As for standard content that’s not enhanced with Dolby Atmos? Enter One Night in Miami. The motorized speakers stay put in their forward-facing position, but the sound is still crisp and clear. (When Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke belted out the film’s final tune, the world around me stopped—a testament to him, but also this device.)

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