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Old 17-07-2008, 18:38   #61
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I'm tempted to switch to those Neo drawers instead of the Case Logic wallets I've got. They look like an even better solution, although I have to say that ditching the cases of most of my CDs and DVDs has been a fantastic move that I've not regretted at all.

I'd also love to be able to rip everything I own to a media server, but I just don't think the affordable storage is quite there yet. Once 2 - 5TB disks are cheap as chips and you can buy a couple to put in a mirrored set for example, then I think I might attempt it.
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I am due to move to a new flat soon and am very tempted by these DJ boxes. I have been buying DVDs since 1999 but don't even have full access to them anymore, since the majority are still stored at my parents' house due to space. My only concern is the pockets that are used to store the discs in the DJ case - isn't there a chance that the discs could get scratched or damaged in this sort of storage? It just doesn't seem as sturdy as a DVD case.

I knew someone at university a few years ago who had a storage case where each of the discs were mounted on a hard plastic backing - kind of like the back of a slimline CD case for each, but with slightly stronger 'teeth' to keep the discs in place. It wasn't quite as space-saving as the DJ case, but it seemed like a more reassuring compromise. Does anyone know of anything like this? (Or could convince me that the DJ case is fine to use?)

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Old 18-07-2008, 09:53   #63
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What would your level of tolerance be? If you have a 1000 discs and you discovered a dozen got scratched (and it's only likely to be very, very light surface damage - not anything that would affect playback) would that be acceptable? Or every 10 in a 100?

I'm increasingly less precious about everyday media. I would favour convenience over the fact that I might (might) have to replace the occasional disc (at, what £3 a pop?)

Wouldn't you rather have access to all your discs rather than worry about the occasional scratch?
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What would your level of tolerance be?
I am concerned that this question might reveal all sorts of compulsive behaviour on my part.

I have to admit that my level of tolerance for disc scratches is fairly low. I have always been quite precise about storing the DVD cases properly, and have been a bit wary of lending out discs to people in case they were returned damaged. In the few cases where I have bought scratched discs, there is a part of me that is constantly checking for playback problems, rather than just enjoying whatever it is I am watching. (Reading this back makes me think that just buying these DJ cases would probably be quite a good thing to force myself to loosen up! )

I do agree that the cost of replacing discs that might potentially get damaged is surely much lower than the lost value of having all of these discs sitting unused somewhere else, so I'm definitely tempted towards this option. I just wonder if anyone has any other compromise suggestions? I am happy to take the discs out of their original boxes and have them stored in a filing system like the stackable drawers posted by Deaks. However, I would sacrifice a bit of extra space if it meant I could find a solution that protected the discs a bit better.
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Old 18-07-2008, 14:05   #65
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That Neo drawer system gets a bad review on amazon... Amazon UK

...I was pretty much sold on it too
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Old 18-07-2008, 22:16   #66
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These Arkive5:1 sleeves are excellent as you can buy them for single disks or 2-disk sets and they store the artwork sleeve also.
The website is here:-

http://www.musicway.com.au/catalogue...xec.asp?bid=38

I bought these from a store in Australia (JB Hifi) but can't find any retailers in the UK that sell them unfortunately
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Old 18-07-2008, 23:00   #67
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Perhaps one should move home to, say, Buck House?
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Old 18-07-2008, 23:22   #68
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That Neo drawer system gets a bad review on amazon... Amazon UK

...I was pretty much sold on it too
I haven't had any problems with the three I have. I would ignore that review as he complains about the sleeves splitting, which he probably did himself when trying to get the booklets in. The sleeves are only designed to house the discs and nothing else.
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I haven't had those problems either, but I wouldn't put any sleeves in with the DVDs as Captain says. I did split one, but that was me being careless.

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Old 19-07-2008, 14:00   #70
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Agree with the two posts above. I have one of the neomedia cases and think it's excellent. You'd have to be a bit stupid to try and get anything else in the sleeves aside from the disc itself. I'm currently waiting for a chap to get more in stock on e-bay. He tells me though that they're a bit delayed as there was a manufacturing problem recently.
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Old 19-07-2008, 18:05   #71
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Agree with the two posts above. I have one of the neomedia cases and think it's excellent. You'd have to be a bit stupid to try and get anything else in the sleeves aside from the disc itself. I'm currently waiting for a chap to get more in stock on e-bay. He tells me though that they're a bit delayed as there was a manufacturing problem recently.
What sort of price are they on ebay?
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Old 20-07-2008, 21:29   #73
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Deaks, are you still putting the sleeves into A4 folders? If so, is it working out OK?

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Yep, the only problem is finding folders with four rings to support the weight. Each folder has 50 clear sleeves allowing for two covers, plus I put any booklets or inserts in. Snapper covers work too but not too many in each folder as they're that much thicker and heavier. So that's 100 DVD covers in each folder.

They're not in any particular order, except the order the disks were filed, and movies were catalogued in DVDProfiler. They're good for browsing but to actually find anything I use the PDA version of the software.
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Thanks for that Deaks. The PDA isn't an option for me, but I may be able to store the sleeves alphabetically & number them to link to the discs. Gonna need a lot of ring binders!
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I've started putting some of my son's dvds into plastic wallets and throwing away the boxes (he's only 5, he doesn't care). I've freed up so much shelf space it's ridiculous.

Just earmarked some disks from my own collection too. Nearly provided an extra shelf of space.
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Old 22-07-2008, 14:04   #79
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Thanks for that Deaks. The PDA isn't an option for me, but I may be able to store the sleeves alphabetically & number them to link to the discs. Gonna need a lot of ring binders!
The problem I found with trying to get the folder to tie up with the disks is it's fine when you're putting away a large collection, but doesn't work when you start adding stuff as you purchase it later. It would be worth you thinking about picking up an old PDA of ebay just for use with DVDProfiler. You could get an old ipaq or asus for £30-£40. The PDA software allows for noting who you've lent stuff to and you can have all the covers listed along with synopsis.

I knew it was going to take me a long time to get everything stowed away so I bought a pile of matching ring-binders to cover what I had already, plus quite a few more. Good thing to as I can't get the same binder anymore.
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I rid myself of nearly every DVD box over a year ago, bar the special stuff, limited editions, etc. Hadn't really considered the PDA option of DVD Profiler to be honest, even though I've got the PC version already. Could allow me to dump all the old covers into the recycling box and stick everything in a digital format to save even more space. That would please the missus as she keeps complaining about the boxes of covers in the conservatory!
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