The death of the video cassette recorder appears to be in sight after the UK’s largest electrical chain said it is to stop selling them.
Dixons will phase out VCRs due to the boom in DVD players, sales of which have grown seven-fold in five years.
It ends a 26-year love affair with a gadget which changed viewing habits by allowing people to leave home without missing their favourite programmes.
We still have a VCR at our house, sitting alone below the Astro decoder, wires not connected to the TV, gathering dust, whiling away the days until the inevitable moment when it will be removed from the TV cabinet, placed in a box and taken to wherever it is old, obsolete appliances go….
Bye, bye, dear Video. It’s been a great couple of decades… *sniff*…