People spend so much time on new up-and-coming technologies, but not much attention is paid to technologies as they die out. That DVDs caught on at an amazing rate is not news. However, plenty of people are still using VCR machines - even if they can't figure out how to program the clock. Still, with DVD players being sold at $50, it's tough to see how the VCR has much of a future. Pioneer has now decided to end production of their VCR products and focus on other areas. Of course, this will annoy those who still have large videotape collections, but over time people will gradually move on to DVDs, writable DVDs and PVR-type solutions.
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