Next week will see the final nail in the coffin of the once ubiquitous VHS tape format when the last major US supplier officially gets out of the business.
According to a report in The LA Times, Distribution Video Audio has finally called it a day in terms of the VHS tape business despite selling more than four million tapes in the last two years.
"It's dead, this is it, this is the last Christmas, without a doubt," Distribution co-owner Ryan Kugler told The LA Times. "I was the last one buying VHS and the last one selling it, and I'm done. Anything left in [the] warehouse we'll just give away or throw away."
Seems Sony, which lost the battle against VHS with its Betamax format, could well win the war as its Blu-Ray technology is tipped to take over from DVD as the home entertainment format of choice within the next three years.