"We will have high-definition, wide-screen television sets"

Rogert Ebert : film critic
In 1987, movie critic Roger Ebert gave an interview for Omni magazine in which he was asked : how did he think the competition between movies and television would shape up in the future?

He answered: “We will have high-definition, wide-screen television sets and a push-button dialing system to order the movie you want at the time you want it. You’ll not go to a video store but instead order a movie on demand and then pay for it. Videocassette tapes as we know them now will be obsolete both for showing prerecorded movies and for recording movies. People will record films on 8mm and will play them back using laser-disk/CD technology . . . With this revolution in delivery and distribution, anyone, in any size town or hamlet, will see the movies he or she wants to see.”