World’s Last VCR Company Will End Production This Month

Retro VCR

It turns out that a Japanese company called Funai Electric is still making the videocassette recorder (VCR). The company recently claims that it will stop making the retro video recorder’s by the end of this month, after 30 years of production. The decision comes after selling only 750,000 VCRs last year, down from a peak of 15 million VCRs annually.

The videocassette recorder is an electromechanical device that records analog audio and analog video from broadcast television or other source on a removable, magnetic tape videocassette, and can play back the recording.

The VCR was introduced in the 1950s, and was released for homes in the 1960s. In the 1970s, they started to become available for purchase and by the early 1980s, millions of households owned VCR’s.

In the 1980s and 1990s, until the VCR was superseded by the DVD player and PVR, prerecorded videotapes were widely available for consumers, and blank tapes were sold to make recordings.

Thanks for the beautiful memories VCR, Goodbye and RIP.

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