VHS video finally bites the dust as last ever VCR player rolls off factory floor

Express.co.uk reports that the last major producer announces the end of VHS, forty years after it all began.

Another iconic product looks set to join the technology graveyard as the last-ever VCR player is set to see the light of day.

The last known major VCR producer, Japanese firm Funai Electric, is ceasing production next month, according to the Nikkei newspaper.

Better known in the West as Sanyo, Funai cited falling sales and a lack of available parts as the main reasons behind the decision, which marks the end of 40 years work for the company.

Once a common sight in homes, schools and offices across the UK, VHS players have been rapidly overtaken .

Despite this, Funai says that it sold a staggering 750,000 VCR units last year, primarily in China and other Far Eastern markets, having started production back in 1983.

In its prime, however the company was selling 15 million units a year worldwide, enjoying growing popularity in the UK and US.

Read more at http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/691906/video-vcr-production-vhs-funai-electric-sanyo

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