The last VCRs will be manufactured this month

Posted at 11:03 AM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 11:02:21-04

OSAKA, JAPAN - Time to hit eject, for the last time. This will be the last month VCRs (or Video Cassette Recorders for you whippersnappers) will be manufactured. Meaning it's the end of an era for the bulky machines and the big, plastic cassettes it played.

Funai Corp. of Japan (the last known maker of VCRs) is saying sayonara to its production of players. The company says they were only selling a small fraction of the machines, compared to the millions sold in the 80's and 90's. What's wrong, people don't want to see crappy quality versions of their favorite movies anymore?

Actually back in the day, analog was all we had. People collected the cassettes and purchased (or rented) them from now extinct video stores. But with no video stores around, your best bet for finding these fossils these days are in the antiques store or in your attic.