That's actually really interesting. I remember when I was little sitting around one of those giant wooden TVs with a tiny round screen in the middle. Well, my grandmother had one at her house and refused to replace it. She would watch Star Trek on it which I got really sucked in to. In hindsight, I don't know how I sat through an entire program watching that tiny screen, but we did all the time... like 6 of us together.
It's the equivalent of everyone sitting on the couch and watching a movie on an iphone across the room!