JVC, one of the creators of the VHS format and one of the earliest producers of VCRs, has announced they will cease production of standalone VCRs. Sales will end when existing stocks are depleted. However, they will continue to manufacture VHS/DVD combo units for those still clinging to their video tapes. (I personally own hundreds of VHS tapes, but I haven’t actually used one in ages. Just last night I found a stash of unused blank tapes still in shrink wrap, must be from before I got TiVo in 2002.) Since 1976 more than 900 million VCRs have been produced worldwide, and 50 million of those by JVC.