JVC Ends VCR Era
Call it VCR, RIP
JVC this week announced plans to stop producing stand-alone video cassette recorders, becoming the last major electronics manufacturer to do so. This ends an era the start of which revolutionized home video starting in the 1980s.
According to the Nikkei news service, JVC will continue to produce combined machines with both VCRs and DVD players, but no longer VCR-only models. The Chinese factory that made the last VCRs will instead be used for camcorder manufacturing.