A Money magazine article from 1986 begins:
"The video cassette recorder has found a permanent place in America's living rooms."
Truth is: The VCR still has a place in my living room. But I don't expect it to outlast me, because no one else in the house knows how to work it anymore.
The Netflix/Roku combination has consigned to the basement the Rabbit video multiplier system referenced in this article. (I bought it used for a couple of bucks two or three years ago.)