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End of an era; Japan stops making VCRs

TOKYO -- The ship has sailed on the VHS tape as Japan's Funai Electric has announced it will end production of home videocassette recorders in July.

Funai, the last remaining VCR manufacture in the country, made the decision due to smaller demand and limited parts availability for the analogue device. Panasonic and other once-leading brands had already withdrawn from the VCR market.

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