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"We each live in a somewhat unique world of our own psychological content."
- Philip K. Dick

Vistascreen  
  Large screen entertainment.  

I thought the name of this idea was really enjoyable.

“We have few of the stadium entertainments I’m told you Terrans like,” she said. “We have many very fine dramas and art shows, but those are available only on the vistascreen and broadcasts are available only on sets in the privacy of individual rooms. Thus the enjoyment of them is not subject to interruptions.
From Assignment to Aldebaran, by Kendall Foster Crossen.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1953
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The vistascreen has other admirable properties:

“This is a monient of some sentimental importance to me,” Laertes said, dabbing at. an imaginary tear. “I should like to have a souvenir of the occasion. I realize that you use cameras for your vistascreens, but I wonder if you have a photographer who might take a picture of our little gathering?”

“My second cousin’s nephew,” said Senula Di, “is one of the finest four- sense photographers in Yllia.”

“Four-sense photographer?” Laertes asked.

“Not only are the pictures three dimensional to sight and touch, but they give off appropriate subtle perfumes, and the sounds are recorded on the frame.”

Compare to the parlor walls from Fahrenheit 451 (1953), by Ray Bradbury and the transparent flat panel display from The Shape of Things To Come (1936), by H.G. Wells.

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