As of 2015, Toshiba is the only manufacturer that sells DVD/VCR TV combo units. The Toshiba MW TV series comes in a variety of sizes and is available at select retail stores and primarily online.
The DVD/VCR TV combo's primary benefit includes saving space. This device saves space by combining three units in one. However, over time the decline in sales of these units and the rise in demand for video streaming services explain the demise of the DVD/VCR TV combo. Many manufacturers, such as Samsung, Sony and LG, no longer make DVD/VCR TV combo units.
Another reason there is only one manufacturer left still creating this style of TV is due to the demand for flat panel TVs. Consumers no longer see the need for DVD players or VCRs, since new TVs come equipped with the ability to stream their favorite content. A growing trend for consumers is to subscribe to companies that provide streaming video services, such as Netflix, Hulu and iTunes.
The average weight for a DVD/VCR TV is 50 pounds. In contrast, flat panel TVs weighs about 15 pounds. Finally, retail stores such as Best Buy, Target and Walmart do not have these products on display since it takes up valuable warehouse space.