Japan ending VCR production this month
The days of VHS tapes may be long gone, but oddly enough, Japanese electronics companies have still been making VCRs. Well, they were. The last remaining company building new video cassette recorders – Funai Electric – will be ceasing production at the end of this month. Declining sales and supply issues are cited as key reasons for closing up shop. That being said, Funai still managed to sell a somewhat impressive 750,000 VCR units last year.
While VCR production may be all but dead in Japan, eBay and Gumtree still has a thriving used market for the players (with items starting at as little as AUD$10). You know, just in case you prefer your movies grainy and low resolution.