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Old 05-01-2007, 10:54   #1
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Radical DVD storage ideas needed!

Rappidly running out of space here having hit 1000 some time ago and there's still plenty more movies out there I NEED to get! So, it's time to come up with some radical ideas for storage!

I currently have a walk-in cupboard just off the lounge about 10 foot deep and 4 foot wide which is shelved on three sides but it's just not enough.

Only idea I've come up with is to take most of the DVDs out of their cases and put the sleeves and disks in A5 plastic pockets. Put these in folder or trays to be flipped through.

I know SVP do DVD storage cases with space for booklets but no space for the covers.

Any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:28   #2
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:48   #3
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having hit 1000 some time ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEIzMxZzJTs + Some bin liners.

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Buy less.

I passed the 3,000 mark last year (despite what my profiler says, it's way out of date).

My New Year Resolution is to NOT double dip anymore. Unless it's an 'upgrade' to an HD format disc. Even then, I don't have HD so I can't imaginge doing that much (if at all, yet).

Really, do I need five versions of The Wizard of Oz or eight versions of Oldboy?!?
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What? Why would you have that?
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What? Why would you have that?
Have what?
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I wish every release came in thinpack packaging, it's just so much better
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Have what?
I'm guessing it's the five versions of The Wizard of Oz and eight versions of Oldboy.

3000 is bloody silly.. What percentage of them are complete tat that you'd never watch again?
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I'm guessing it's the five versions of The Wizard of Oz and eight versions of Oldboy.
Oh, I assumed 'why would you have that' was aimed at a single item/title etc.

The Wizard of Oz, I have:
NTSC LD boxed set (I still count it, despite it being a different format).
Single disc R2 original release.
Double disc R2 release
Triple disc R1 Release
Triple disc R2 Release (HMV jobbie)

Oldboy:
R3 Korean original edition LE
R3 Korean edition LE (the one in the tin)
R3 Korean 'final' edition
R2 Tartan 2 disc edition
R1 NTSC Tartan tin edition
R2 The Vengeance Trilogy Deluxe Edition
Ooo... I'm sure there are others. This is just off the top of my head.

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3000 is bloody silly.. What percentage of them are complete tat that you'd never watch again?
Err... no, it isn't. It's my hobby.

I don't drink, I don't 'do' sports, I don't do much really...

I collect DVDs, issues of Video Watchdog, issues of Cinefex, Samurai comic books (Dark Horse). Oh, and videogames (mostly Xbox and Dreamcast - of which I have most)

Complete tat. Hmm... around 30-50(ish). But I have them for completeness. Oh, the joys of being a collector...
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Old 05-01-2007, 13:03   #11
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Any reliable and reasonably priced UK suppliers of these? I fancy a few of the Studio ones, but the best price I've seen in the UK is here http://www.romdex.co.uk/html/discgear.html at £38.99, whereas they're $34.99 to US buyers from their own site.
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But (I love starting with that word) even with the 100 disc caddy you will need 10 of these (ste7en even more). I'm near the 600 mark, and I have been using the 100 CD folders,and a totally random (just horror/thriller/tvseries) filing system. The booklet that held the covers looks like an idea tho'.
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Can't say I like any of the descgear products, doesn't look very practical when you're talking 1000+ dvds, some of them multiple disk sets.

I'm not even gonna get into the "don't buy anymore" debate, I regularly look through what I have and very rarely find anything I don't want to have available when I want to watch it. I also buy vhs and laserdisc of movies that haven't been released on DVD are probly never will be.
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I'm also looking around for some storage shelves for my 580 DVDs. I want some that will fit across an entire wall and be designed specific for DVDs so there's not too much space above each row or they're too deep.

I've seen ones at Ikea and Argos, and also some that you can configure yourself via - http://www.shelvingsystem.co.uk

Anyone got any more decent suggestions??

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Nooo! That's murder! Oh wait, is that a copy of Flubber I see in there? Nevermind.

As for DVD storage, I don't personally like the idea of single paper or plastic wallets, but having them all some stylish multi-disc folders might be quite good. You could then confine all the boxes and cases to the loft (or anyother storage space). You would have to sort yourself out with a decent way of cataloguing them though, or you'll never find anything!
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I'm starting to think that the way forward is to remove the discs and store the packaging in boxes in the loft. Just too many DVDs now and they're taking up a huge amount of space. I've been thinking about doing the same for my CD collection which is even bigger.
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Old 06-01-2007, 23:01   #18
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I'm starting to think that the way forward is to remove the discs and store the packaging in boxes in the loft. Just too many DVDs now and they're taking up a huge amount of space. I've been thinking about doing the same for my CD collection which is even bigger.
Thats the route I'm just about to go down.
Used to just put up more shelving, then started switching to thinpaks and multi disk cases (all from SVP with custom covers from diffrent sites (some donation based). Saved a load of space doing this and it looks so much better than retail packaging, but its a very time consuming process and eventualy I'm still going to run out of space.

I'm now catalouging my collection with DVDprofiler. When thats done I'll put the discs into some "Blue 320 Disc CD Storage Wallet" £10.99 down from £20.99 at maplin (doesn't allow direct linking), put the covers in the attic and throw the cases (unless they're special edition/slip cases). I figure normal cases are so cheap to buy now I'll just get some when/if I ever sell any of my DVD's.

It won't look amazing like it does now but the space I'll save will be massive and the place will look 'cleaner'.
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I got one of those 1000 capacity DJ metal boxes - put the discs (just the movie not the extra discs) in there

Then used Movie Collector to print off a catalogue of the discs using pics of the DVDcovers and stored this in a rather nice looking folder

Then find film I want in book - see what number it is and choose the film from the box
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Always fancied one of these but never found a UK supplier.
I've got a couple of these but I don't think that's going to help you
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