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Sony announces sales discontinuation of 1/2 inch VTRs and camcorders

Service support to be provided until March 2023

With the global trend of migration towards file-based operation, Sony plans to cease sales and distribution of Professional Video Tape Recorders/Players/Camcorders, targeting around the end of March, 2016. Sony will continue to provide repair services for Professional Video Tape Recorders/Players/Camcorders, until the end of March, 2023. The supply of Professional Tape Media will continue and is not impacted by this decision.

Sony greatly appreciates the world-wide use of its 1/2 inch VTR series and remains committed to enhance the content creation business with further technology development and advancement.

This announcement covers the following Sony Professional 1/2 Video Tape Recorders/Players/Camcorders: J-H1; J-H3; J-30SDI; HDW-S2000; HDW-M2000HDW-M2100; HDW-2000; HDW-D2000; HDW-1800; HDW-D1800; HDW-S280; MSW-2000; MSW-A2000PMSW-M2100P; DVW-M2000P; DVW-2000;  HDW-F900R; HDW-650; SRW-5100; SRW-5500; SRW-5800

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