8 technology revolutions that are now relics: VHS and VCR
the new thing is dvd recorders with digital tuners they act just like vhs players you can set the time the date and channel you want to record 160 gb hard drive $248 walmart.com
I use my VCR almost every day, there are a few hourly shows I like to see and its more convienent to record it, and FF through the Damn commercials Plus go to any second hand store and you can get a pretty good selection of movies. Just because something is old does not mean its obsolete.
if you live in the US, you can't record one channel while watching another any more because now all channels are digital and not analog
Must be just the service/provider you're using. On my cable box I can record one show while watching another. And if I want I can record 2 shows airing at the same time while watching something I've already recorded.
Companies could still make a good profit if they kept making VCRs alone with the digital output for coaxia l cable so you can record and watch another channel. thats what I love about them. Not everyone can aford the cable boxes or satalite dishes. I hate to miss my fav shows too. The older generations still have trouble with the dvd recorders so they dont care for them much either. It is a shame the companies couldnt think outside their little box.
When I was a kid, we had a betamax player. I was so jealous of anyone who owned a VHS system.
Now I wouldn't watch something on either format to save my life. I can't bear it.
I work for an electronics distributor that imports hundreds of thousands of dual decks (DVD / VCR) each year, and while imports have dropped, there are still tons being sold...
Walk into any Sears, Fry's, Best Buy, Walmart, and you can still find brand new VCRs for sale. Do some effing research
How long has it been since you perused the electronic section of any of those stores you just listed? There really are not free-standing vhs players for sale, at least at walmart and best buy, today. The article says production stopped as recently as 2 years ago, so maybe you just haven't paid much attention recently???? maybe?? There are, however, dvd/vcr combos still on shelves.
I haven't used one in years, but they're still selling them in stores. Should be dead, but not quite...