Did you know that video tapes still exist? While other formats have largely taken over, stubborn VHS supporters or even just anyone looking for a cheap alternative to DVR services can still invest in video tapes for recording purposes. Although the last official film release on VHS was a few years ago, video tapes are still being produced and sold on websites like Amazon.com, most notably from companies like TDK and Maxwell. Others can even be purchased second-hand for cheap prices.
VCRs are still easily purchased as well. Although they are becoming rarer in stores, there are still plenty of players on the market, notably combination ones with DVD players, or ones meant for converting VHS tapes into recordable DVDs. These are great for rescuing old home movies or recordings from the television, as well as allowing you to still view them even in the age of DVD and Blu-Ray discs. Most will also allow you to record onto recordable VHS tapes as always, too, and include various speed settings in order to get better quality or save tape space.
VHS tapes will certainly continue to become rarer, and most likely recordable ones will eventually finally disappear from the market. Even still, tapes will always carry a certain nostalgic value for many people, and a lot of collectors still hang on to many old tapes or even acquire new additions to their collections from other sellers. There is something nostalgic and quaint about popping in a tape, and some older movies have in fact never seen releases on later formats. If you have any tapes, they might be worth hanging on to, and even in this modern age recording on to them remains a viable option for many.