VCR RIP

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It looks like video recorders have gone the way of those small, cave dwelling Hobbit people. The Dixons group has announced that it won’t be stocking any more VCRs and will slowly phase the videos out, with the hope that all will be sold off by Christmas. The video has, to all intents and purposes, been replaced by the DVD player. Those wanting to record shows are either turning to DVD recorders, or have bought themselves a hard drive recorder, which makes life a whole lot easier and doesn’t necessitate the presence of a small child to set it for you.

Still, it’s a shame for those who’ve finally collected every single episode of Quantum Leap, Star Trek and Twin Peaks on video – although if you’re watching those shows you’ll probably have a good idea of how to transfer them to disc anyway…

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