- Dec 2007
- Pennsylvania, USA
The last VCR will be manufactured this month - Jul. 22, 2016Japan's Funai Electric, which claims to be the world's last VCR manufacturer, says it will cease production of the machines this month.
Funai started manufacturing video-cassette recorders in 1983, and at one point was selling 15 million units a year. Alas, the clunky VCR has since been replaced by an array of new technologies: DVDs, Blu-ray, and now, streaming video services.
As someone who grew up in the 1980s, I doff my hat in respect for the technology that brought video recording to the masses.