If you're looking for a home setup that sounds like an actual movie theater, Dolby Atmos is a good benchmark. The immersive sound technology tricks your hears into thinking that sound is coming from all around you, including from above.
You may think that will require a big suite of speakers or at least a special soundbar, but that's increasingly not the case. You can buy a TV that can deliver Dolby Atmos with its on-board speakers.
A soundbar or multi-channel system that supports Dolby Atmos is always going to sound better, of course. But if you don't want to buy an expensive sound system on top of an already expensive TV, getting one that comes with great sound simplifies things significantly. We've rounded the best TVs that come with Dolby Atmos, below.
TCL 6-Series (2020)
TCL makes some of the best budget 4K TVs you can buy, and its 6-Series is one of the company's best. The 2020 models have been integrated with QLED technology, similar to that of Samsung's higher-end 4K TVs, which helps them deliver a picture with even better contrast. They still run on Roku's smart operating system, which is extremely popular, and support most major audio and video technologies, including HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
Sizes: 55" — 75"
Vizio P-Series Quantum X (2020)
The P-Series Quantum X is Vizio's line of high-end 4K LED TVs. It's essentially a better version of the company's P-Series Quantum (no "X") line. It has more active dimming zones which enable the TVs to have even more contrast. And it's able to get even brighter. The bottom line is that the Vizio P-Series Quantum X is one of the best non-OLED 4Ks you can buy. And, of course, it supports Dolby Atmos.
Sizes: 65" – 75"
Vizio OLED TVs
Vizio just released its first-ever OLED TVs in the fall of 2020 and the coolest thing about them — they're affordable. In fact, Vizio has been discounting the 55" model during these holidays and selling it for $900, which is cheaper than more high-end 4K LED TVs. If you don't known, the advantage of an OLED TV is its able to control the color and brightness of each individual pixel in the display, unlike LCD TVs that have an LED backlit panel and can only control clusters of pixels; this allows an OLED TV to deliver a much more beautiful picture with far superior contrast.
Sizes: 55" – 65"
LG CX Series
If you're in the market for OLED, LG's CX Series is one of the best options out there — plain and simple. It's designed for customers who want a little nicer OLED TV than the company's BX Series, but still don't want to spend the astronomical dough required to get LG's Wallpaper TVs. The CX OLED TVs come in four different-sized models.
Sizes: 48" – 75"
Sony A9G OLED
If cost is no object, the Sony A9G is arguable the best OLED TV you can buy. It boosts amazing brightness, contrast, color accuracy and overall picture quality, and it also looks great from wide viewing angles, making it a great option for big homes that want to have big viewing parties. Additionally, it's an exceptional TV for playing video games because of its high refresh rate (up to 120Hz) and very little lag.
Sizes: 55" – 77"