Wednesday, October 29, 2008

JVC pulls the plug on the VCR - literally!

We all probably knew it was inevitable. After all, time, tide, and technology wait for no man. Yesterday, JVC the company that invented the VCR announced that they are no longer manufacturing the device.

Now I think it's safe to say that most of us have moved on from that format and probably haven't even thought about using a VCR in several years. I've kept a couple around the house simply because the younger Fluckes use them to watch VHS tapes given to them over the years. Personally, I can't remember the last time I actually used one of them.

However, if you are someone who has a lot of treasured family memories on tape, you should probably be looking at buying a backup device or having the videos transferred to some type of digital medium such as DVD's. I'm sure that some of you have wedding videos or videos of your children that you would hate to lose.

JVC will continue to manufacture their combination DVD and VHS units for a while longer, but the writing is now on the wall. The original time shifting device is now in its death throes. Time marches on.

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