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Re: DVD Library

#401 Post by Jonathan S » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:19 am

tojoed wrote:A music lover will say, for example, Brahms Violin Concerto by Johanna Martzy. A record collector will say, Columbia 33CX 1165, blue and gold.
And a dealer will say, "Three hundred quid to you, mate!" Although by that definition I'm not a record collector - though I still have thousands of LPs and 78s - I wish I'd kept the slightly marked copy of 33 CX 1165 I sold twenty years ago for £18...

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#402 Post by tojoed » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:27 am

Bad luck, Jonathan. Someone got a bargain from you there. I've kept mine and I was also left by my late uncle the three Bach records, which go for insane money should I ever need it.

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#403 Post by didi-5 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:21 am

Well, now I know what a kevyip is, I can only join in and say I have a lot of unwatched stuff, but that I don't buy DVDs on a whim. It just so happens that in the genres I collect (silents, musicals, archive TV, period dramas, Shakespeare, etc.) there is an awful lot out there!

I originally arranged them alphabetically by genre (TV, films, plays, silents, musicals) but the overspill(s) are just straight alphabetical in various nooks and crannies. I also have them listed in a spreadsheet so I can keep track of what I have bought without double dipping. I tend to move single disc purchases into slim cases for space and practicality. All the titles are on show as I like the look of them.

Total number, around 3,000 I think. Possibly more as I also have several boxes full of those freebie DVDs that come with newspapers, in their cardboard sleeves, but they are in the bottom of a cupboard!

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#404 Post by Numero Trois » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:35 pm

colinr0380 wrote:I've currently got an eleven year backlog! .
So do I. Thankfully, my kevyip pile numbers merely about a hundred. But couple that with hundreds of unopened LPs, CDs and books....

Not to mention unwatched TCM movies copied on VHS tapes going back to the late nineties.... and what's on my external hard drive...

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#405 Post by Murdoch » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:14 pm

I've imposed a statute of limitations on my kevyip: if it's been a few years and the disc is going for a relatively high price then off it goes to burden another's shelf.

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#406 Post by knives » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:25 pm

This seems the most appropriate place for this question. Anyways one of the bookshelves I use to store my DVDs died last night and I was hoping for some recommendations on better shelving units/ places to buy them. Thanks ahead of time.

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#407 Post by triodelover » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:40 pm

knives wrote:This seems the most appropriate place for this question. Anyways one of the bookshelves I use to store my DVDs died last night and I was hoping for some recommendations on better shelving units/ places to buy them. Thanks ahead of time.
In the past, I've used Levenger's shallow book boxes, but they don't have them on their site anymore and seem to be going out of the furniture business. I've had zero luck trying to find something of that quality. Most of the stuff is pressboard and falls apart after a few months.

As a result, I went to built-ins in the current house. Depending on the size and finish, having someone do built-ins can be pretty price competitive, particularly if you need a lot of shelving space and can go with something like painted MDF (as opposed to hardwood veneered plywood).

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Re: DVD Library

#408 Post by knives » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:40 pm

Unfortunately I'm just a renter so that won't do. Thanks anyway.

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#409 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:45 pm

Free standing shelving from IKEA? I rent too, but one of my first roommates installed these before I moved in and the landlord didn't have a problem with them. Our set-up isn't quite the same - this one only has one "column" of shelves, ours has several that we place side-by-side, with more shelves in each column - but regardless it's really nice for DVDs and Blu-Rays. We used to keep hardcover books on them, which were a lot heavier, and it handled them fine.

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#410 Post by Matt » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:11 pm

IKEA's Billy bookcases are sized for DVDs, pretty sturdy (as far as IKEA products go), inexpensive, and come in several decorator colors.

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#411 Post by TMDaines » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:26 pm

The Billies sound like what you want. I really wish I had gone for a couple of them in the bigger size.

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#412 Post by Drucker » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:28 pm

I do the following for my CDs, but it would work with DVDs, too. I actually have one of these bookshelves, and I put a banker box full of CDs (I fit between 80-90 CDs in each box) in each cube.

Granted, I don't get the pleasure of staring at my CD collection, but it easily fits my whole collection. Plus, I cannot stress enough how easy this thing is to dis-assemble and move.

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#413 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:32 pm

If you're ever moving or storing DVDs, let me recommend getting the USPS to send you free priority flat rate boxes (You want "Large Flat Rate"). They will actually send you between 25 and 250 boxes at a time (in 25 box increments) and these things are the perfect size for holding about two dozen DVDs/Blu-rays and best of all, completely free, even shipping. Not only are these perfect for moving (You'll only try big boxes once, believe me), but they are durable and work great for storage. Given that I'm not setting down roots where I live now, I actually just keep all my titles in numbered boxes and use an open Word file to keep track of everything.

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#414 Post by knives » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:53 pm

Thanks, I think I'll go with Dom's idea for now and do the Billie's once I move out.

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#415 Post by jindianajonz » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:12 pm

domino harvey wrote:If you're ever moving or storing DVDs, let me recommend getting the USPS to send you free priority flat rate boxes (You want "Large Flat Rate"). They will actually send you between 25 and 250 boxes at a time (in 25 box increments) and these things are the perfect size for holding about two dozen DVDs/Blu-rays and best of all, completely free, even shipping. Not only are these perfect for moving (You'll only try big boxes once, believe me), but they are durable and work great for storage. Given that I'm not setting down roots where I live now, I actually just keep all my titles in numbered boxes and use an open Word file to keep track of everything.
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#416 Post by zedz » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:45 pm

In terms of shelving, I went with Lundia a long time back and it's followed through a couple of moves. It's got the very big advantage of being completely modular, so it can be adapted to a wide variety of spaces and added to and can be dismantled and mantled very easily. For DVDs and CDs, you need the narrowest shelf size (230 mm, I think).

Which gives me an excuse to try out the 'panorama' setting on my new-ish phone:

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#417 Post by david hare » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:12 pm

Matt wrote:IKEA's Billy bookcases are sized for DVDs, pretty sturdy (as far as IKEA products go), inexpensive, and come in several decorator colors.
I had Billys for years until we finally moved here where I was able to take over a spare closet, remove the doors and got a local handyman to build me nice plain custom shelving for 500 bucks. These can handle over 6000 discs, bearing in mind two thirds of the discs are without covers and in two sided pvc sleeves (Unikeep clear.) I only keep the covers for prestige DVD titles like Crit, MOC or some French labels with great covers (the Wildsides the Carlotta Mizos and MK2 Keatons etc) and am now even discarding a lot of clumsy badly designed BD boxes like the Euro/Oz Hitchcock Universal box of last year. Hated the packaging and was happy to throw it out.

Current total of disc titles on the database over 5200. It doesn't look anything like it, thanks to the super storage saving qualities of the Unikeep sleeves - 3mm for two discs instead of 10mm. Believe me if you move frequently or simply hate the clutter, get used to throwing out the cases in all but the rarest instances. Up above is the retired Sony VW60. I am running the new Sony 50HWes thanks largely to David Mackenzie's recommendation and I am besotted by it. If anyone is in the market for a preloved (And much loved) VW60 let me know.

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Re: DVD Library

#418 Post by Drucker » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:34 pm

Zedz that Buster Keaton poster is wonderful.

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#419 Post by david hare » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:38 pm

Yes, and your room is so beautifully designed it is crying out for a projector and screen. When are you going over to the big (100 inch plus) screen PJ era?

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#420 Post by hamsterburger » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:08 pm

Drucker wrote:Zedz that Buster Keaton poster is wonderful.
I agree. Is it Danish?

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#421 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:48 pm

I'm not sure why but I never would have pegged zedz to be a Criterions All Together type. It's always fascinating to see people's shelves, isn't it? One more reason I'll always take physical media over a download-- how do show off a hard drive?

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#422 Post by triodelover » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:51 pm

domino harvey wrote:-- how do show off a hard drive?
youporn.com?

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#423 Post by knives » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:55 pm

He also seems to have his Second Runs together.

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#424 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:02 pm

I can't tell if the scissors on the shelf are near his copy of AntiChrist though

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#425 Post by david hare » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:02 pm

Domino I have another 4000 titles on two HDDs but they're not visible here.

But I agree Zedz's viewing room is a beaut.

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