VCR’s countdown begins

Posted on: Jul-2016 | By: 9 Dimen | General

The video cassette recorder that brought revolution in the entertainment market by enabling audience to watch their favorite shows from TV or movies, at any time , leisurely is counting its last breath. Many though it was already dead in today’s digital entertainment market, but it is not so.

The last VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) in Japan will be produced by the end of the moth according to the media sources.

A company called Funai Electric has been producing VHS playing VCR for 33 years. But last year it faced very low demand and could sale just 7.5 lacks of the units. As per the sources, it used to be 15 million per year.

VCR was in full fledge use by the end of 1970. It had its glorious period in 80s and 90s, but soon started facing competition from VCD/DVD market. Last year Sony announced the stoppage of Betamax video cassettes which was a competitor of VHS.