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    The End of VHS Production

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    Did you know that VHS players are still being made, today? I didn't until I read that the sole manufacturer of VHS players is calling it quits.

    Japanese manufacturer Funai has been making VHS players for over 30 years. Just recently they told the Japanese newspaper Nikkei that they will cease production of VHS players this year. Even though VHS hit the market back in 1970, and most other manufacturers gave up producing them in the early 2000's, Funi has continued to support the format. The company has gone from a sales high of more than 15 million players down to around 750,000 last year. While 750,000 still sounds like a lot to me, Funai reports that increasing costs and the scarcity of parts has influenced the company's decision.

    Funai will continue to focus its efforts on manufacturing televisions, most notably Phillips-branded displays.

    So, are you still rockin' a VHS player? We still have one but it's not connected to anything.

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    wow. I had two VHS players and both died.. I have a few tapes laying around but of course nothing to play them in..
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    VHS? what's that? Hey did they use that in ancient times when TV was Black and White? or SD?

    Wow, that was once such a big thing and now nothing. I think I'll put my VCR next to my Bell and Howell 8mm camera and projector. It'ss go on top of my Laser Disc and in front of my slide projector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefisc View Post
    VHS? what's that? Hey did they use that in ancient times when TV was Black and White? or SD?

    Wow, that was once such a big thing and now nothing. I think I'll put my VCR next to my Bell and Howell 8mm camera and projector. It'ss go on top of my Laser Disc and in front of my slide projector.
    I can add my parent's 8-Track player/recorder to that pile.

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    If you want to go thru memory lane, check out Video Formats | Museum Of Obsolete Media
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