The last VCR

VCR TechnologyThe last company still manufacturing VCR technology, the Funai Corporation of Japan, has announced that it will stop making VCRs at the end of this month, mainly because of “difficulty acquiring parts.”

The announcement represents the end of a technology that was introduced in the 1950s.

It took several decades for VCRs to make their way into consumers’ homes, but in its heyday it was ubiquitous and dominant.

According to the Funai announcement, 750,000 units were sold worldwide in 2015, down from millions decades earlier.

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