Yes, we can still buy new VHS
VCRs today, but we don't know about next year.
The modern market for home cinema owes its legacy to VHS
video, relying today on new forms of media such as hard disks and DVDs.
videotape, English, 25 minutes, 1996 Catalog No.
The ``Throw Momma'' situation occurred 10 years ago when McDonald's embarked on a marketing campaign involving a VHS
movie promotion that also included ``Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,'' a comedy about two con men played by Steve Martin and Michael Caine.
While good for consumers, that could hurt studios looking to get consumers to replace their old VHS
libraries with new DVDs.
It certainly signifies the end of VHS
or being close to the end,'' said independent industry analyst Dennis McAlpine of McAlpine and Associates.
In the war between VHS
and Betamax, the two competing standards were released into the marketplace at the same time.
Fitch's rating action reflects VHS
's ongoing operating losses and liquidity erosion, coupled with the failed passage of Measure G, which would have authorized the sale of VHS
to Select HealthCare Solutions, a private health care development company.
While most of the focus in home entertainment has been on DVD in recent years, the report states that sales of VHS
tapes and VCRs continue to grow.
reported a breakeven operating margin in fiscal 2005 after negative operating performance in fiscal years 2003 and 2004 and is expecting breakeven operating performance for fiscal 2006.
For the first time ever, more DVDs than VHS
tapes were rented by consumers during a single week, according to sales figures released Thursday by the Video Dealers Software Association.
The proposal would authorize VHS
to issue general obligation bonds secured by property tax revenues.