Here is my recommendation - Klipsch Bar 54 to be released this fall for $1499
Expensive but with the all the features and 5.1.4 with HDMI 2.1 EARC with a wood cabnet and 1000 Watts of power.
Am a very impatient person but willing to wait for this soundbar; either this one or the upcoming Samsung Q950T Soundbar.
Have been very happy with our Samsung HW-Q90R in our bedroom; excellent soundbar but was developed before EARC; that is it's only flaw. Samsung has promised a firmware update for EARC, which has not occurred yet. It might happen in May is the last I have heard. Allowing for lossless Dolby Atmos audio would be a great enhancement for a soundbar that was one of the top available in the consumer market.