Bove is an academic, but as principal research scientist and director of the Consumer Electronics Laboratory at MIT, he's leading the charge in exploring the possible future of TV. And that future, he believes, will be holographic sets.
Bove said he expects desktop holographic TV (in the 20-inch range) to hit within five to seven years and "will improve realism, immersiveness, and comfort for the viewer." (Larger sets are still further out, he added.) One major consumer electronics manufacturer (an unnamed corporate member of MIT Media Labs) has already started internal development on a display device.