Well, some of you might not be familiar with a VHS tape, and that’s not very strange. In case there are still VHS tapes laying around your home, then it is time to convert them to DVD as you won’t be able to buy a new VCR any more. This is because Funai Electric, the last manufacturer of VCRs anywhere, has declared that they won’t be manufacturing any more machines after this month. The major reason for stopping the production of the VCRs is the increasing trouble to find the necessary parts. It turns out that no one really supplies 1980s era hardware anymore.
With consumers buying 15 million units a year, the company started manufacturing and selling VCRs in 1983. Last year, 750,000 units were purchased by the consumers which is unexpectedly high rate, however it was not enough to make their production profitable, as per CNN Money. This is a sign of the final nail in the coffin to an era of constant rewinding, fuzzy video and bulky shelves of movies. According to Ars Technica, the consumers are being very passionate to acquire the last few products ever since the announcement. As it seems, there is still some high demand for devices that play a format last in its prime over a decade ago.
Being the first format the user could record video and audio on, VHS tapes revolutionized home recording in their times. They were dealt a major blow with the creation of DVD and eventually Blue-ray, and it seems that they will finally begin to start fading into the depths of technology past.