Thursday, October 13, 2005

May the VCR Rest In Peace

According to TiVo:
• Many manufacturers have halted production on VCRs permanently.
• 2006 will be the last year for VHS movie releases.

Sad. I still prefer using a VCR to watch rented movies because I don't have a DVD player and have to watch DVDs on my Apple laptop. I wonder how long my VCR will last now that it's getting harder to replace them. The only way I can watch one show while recording another is to program my VCR to record it and then watch "live" programming with my TiVo box. Using both the VCR and TiVo is also how I occasionally record two programs at once.

VHS triumphed over Beta back in the 1980's, but I should have known it was also mortal.

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