You may have heard that Distribution Video Audio Inc has thrown in the towel when it comes to making VHS tapes.
The company was the last major company making VHS tapes in the US, and has made the announcement yesterday that they’re giving up making VHS tapes, since the market’s declined so much in the last years.
ARSTechnica reported on this yesterday, and I for one say “about time.” I don’t think I’ve bought a VHS tape since my first DVD player back in 1997.
No news has surfaced that VCR manufacturers will stop making VCRs, but you have to assume that’s within the next two years.
Noteworthy fact: the last major studio release that was put on VHS was back in mid-2006.