The era of VHS tapes and VCRs is ending

The LA Times ran a story earlier this week about a big distributor of movies and TV shows dropping the VHS format.

Realistically, this doesn’t mean that VHS is dead — I’m sure VHS will continue to be used for things other than movies and TV shows. But if the LA Times article is true, if this LA company is really the last distributor of VHS tapes, then that’s a significant step towards VHS completely going away.

Here at SnapStream, we often see our customers replacing very old VHS tape and VCR setups with the SnapStream Server so we have lots of photographs of VHS tapes. Here are a few… in memory of VHS:

City of Houston - old VCR and VHS setup

The City of Houston’s old VCR and VHS setup

Plano Police Department's old VCR and VHS tape setup

The Plano Police Department’s VHS tape and VCR setup

VHS tape dubbing station at a law enforcement agency

VHS tape dubbing station at a law enforcement agency

VHS tapes -- lots of 'em -- at a law enforcement agency

VHS tapes — lots of ’em — at a law enforcement agency

VCRs at a media company in Washington DC

VCRs at a media company in Washington DC

VHS tapes (at a media company in Washington DC)

VHS tapes (at a media company in Washington DC)

TVs and VCRs at a congressional office

TVs and VCRs at a congressional office