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Re: DVD Library

#476 Post by artfilmfan » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:16 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
swo17 wrote:Overheard my sister describing the films on my Amazon wishlist thusly the other day. I found it especially hurtful considering I actually deleted the list a couple years ago!
It's full of just the worst movies ever. Nothing anyone has ever heard of.
Were you keeping your taste in film a secret from your sister?
If I have to guess, I think it was her opinion that was supposed to be secret ... then swo' eavesdropping occurred.

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Re: DVD Library

#477 Post by theflirtydozen » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:19 pm

Any suggestions on moving a pretty sizable collection? I'm moving to the East Coast soon from IL and this'll be my first big move. Specifically looking for recommendations on storage or sorting, since I'll have a moving company doing the shipping, but any advice is welcome.

My previous move was out of my parents' house and to only an hour and a half away, which allowed me to move things in waves, a strategy that would definitely not work this time. I just threw everything in pretty sturdy plastic shipping crates and reorganizing after I unloaded it at my new place. I still have these crates but they probably wouldn't get used for BD's this time around. I'm really unsure if cardboard would be sturdy enough or if there are some (preferably cheap) options for containers that work best for blu-ray size cases. So, if anyone has any experience like this, I'd appreciate any wisdom you could pass on!

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Re: DVD Library

#478 Post by knives » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:28 pm

I just put everything in those big yellow containers you can get from Home Depot and softened them with some clothes in the holes.

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Re: DVD Library

#479 Post by Big Ben » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:30 pm

knives wrote:I just put everything in those big yellow containers you can get from Home Depot and softened them with some clothes in the holes.
I'll add that you should place them in the delivery vehicle in positions where they won't slide around too much and won't be crushed by something. It goes without saying that stuff moves around in vehicles and that if you're not careful bad things can happen.

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knives
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Re: DVD Library

#480 Post by knives » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:32 pm

That's one nice thing about those boxes. Basically indestructible and stackable.

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Re: Shelf Help

#481 Post by swo17 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:34 am

I know this is the wrong thread other than literally but what do people recommend for large (preferably like 6 feet tall) uniform shelves to house a large collection?

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Re: Shelf Help

#482 Post by zedz » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:59 am

I use Lundia. Strong, adaptable, and easy to dismantle and reconfigure.

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Re: Shelf Help

#483 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:04 am

If you are not set on shelves, Rubbermaid Roughneck 50 Quart Storage Containers are a perfect fit for DVDs/Blu-rays— way better than any container allegedly built for media storage, searchable via database/file, better protection, &c. And here, you guys can still play the shelf game:

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Re: DVD Library

#484 Post by Lemdog » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:53 am

I bought three Atlantic Oskar Adjustable Media Cabinet (PN38435714). I've been happy with them. My only issue is the dvd/bluray does stick out a little from the shelf. I thought it would bother me, but I've found it easier to get the DVD off the shelf. There are smaller sizes if needed.

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Re: DVD Library

#485 Post by swo17 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:19 pm

These are intriguing suggestions. domino, how many DVD cases does one bin hold? And do you have a link to where some can be purchased? A cursory search suggests they may have been discontinued

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Re: DVD Library

#486 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:40 pm

I used those Atlantic shelves Lemdog mentions for years, but they didn't survive a recent move in good enough shape to reuse, so I actually just met with a woodworking guy today to build three custom 7'x3.5' units which should hold approximately 750 blus apiece. It's going to end up costing me about 75% more than the comparable number of Atlantic units needed for 2000+ blu-rays, but it's worth it to avoid hearing my wife complain about the shelves not matching the paint in my media room well enough.

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Re: DVD Library

#487 Post by knives » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:40 pm

Dom, how do you get the bottom films without also getting a hernia?

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Re: DVD Library

#488 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:00 pm

swo17 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:19 pm
These are intriguing suggestions. domino, how many DVD cases does one bin hold? And do you have a link to where some can be purchased? A cursory search suggests they may have been discontinued
About ~75 Blu-rays depending on the packaging, a bit less for DVDs since they're thicker:

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(A little extra space here because one of the season sets is out in my watch stack)

And there's a little space on top for overflow. I bought twice as many as are in use now in anticipation of them ever not being available-- I did a lot of research and these were by a wide margin the best option. Super strong and sturdy (I stack them four high with zero issues of structural integrity-- and knives, I remove them one by one, they're not that heavy individually!), easy to look into for quick picking, not cheap or shoddy looking, and well worth paying twice what I paid at ~$53 for each pack of five. Here's the exact wording for the containers:

Rubbermaid Roughneck Clear Storage Container, 50 Quart, Pack of 5

Looks to be in stock here for... indeed twice what I paid!

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Re: DVD Library

#489 Post by swo17 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:18 pm

Perfect, thanks! Think I might go with a combination of those and zedz's pricier recommendation for the ones I want to show off more

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Re: DVD Library

#490 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:47 pm

Never got around to watching Go?

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hearthesilence
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Re: Shelf Help

#491 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:02 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:04 am
If you are not set on shelves, Rubbermaid Roughneck 50 Quart Storage Containers are a perfect fit for DVDs/Blu-rays— way better than any container allegedly built for media storage, searchable via database/file, better protection, &c. And here, you guys can still play the shelf game:
Brilliant, especially for the protection for those who need to keep their libraries in, say, the basement level of their residence. (Which reminds me, I should probably prepare for that hurricane coming by...)

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Re: Shelf Help

#492 Post by DeprongMori » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:56 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:04 am
If you are not set on shelves, Rubbermaid Roughneck 50 Quart Storage Containers are a perfect fit for DVDs/Blu-rays— way better than any container allegedly built for media storage, searchable via database/file, better protection, &c.
About how many discs does one hold? I’ve been using cardboard “banker’s boxes”, and while they hold a lot, they are suboptimal in some respects.

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Re: DVD Library

#493 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:58 pm

About 75 Blu-rays each, and a bit fewer DVDs since they're thicker

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Re: DVD Library

#494 Post by cdnchris » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:45 pm

My father-in-law built my shelves, so i recommend getting a father-in-law if you don't have one yet.

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Re: DVD Library

#495 Post by tenia » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:21 am

I used to have shelves modded by my father, but now simply use double-large Billys from IKEA. 4 of them hold my 3000+ BDs, but they are absolutely totally filled.

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Re: DVD Library

#496 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:20 am

There go my assumptions that domino has a special Claude Chabrol shrine set up somewhere in his home, though to be fair that Pathfinder DVD boxset is so flimsy it needs all of the protection that it can get!

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Re: DVD Library

#497 Post by accatone » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:40 pm

I went the David Hare way (i think) and put all the plastic cases in the cellar (not optimal). Discs are now in 600pcs „sleeve boxes“. I have some of them, hidden someplace in the flat. A „media room“ is no option where i live (in terms of rent, quite expensive). Shelve space in living/dining room is now books only. I feel much cooler now :lol:

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#498 Post by senseabove » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:25 pm

I'm getting closer and closer to going the sleeve method myself... I finally got around to putting up enough shelving to get stacks off the floor, then promptly overflowed to floorstacks again already.

I couldn't find any sleeves that wouldn't require folding the sleeve art and were cheap enough to be feasible. The only suitable one I found was something like 25 cents a sleeve, which adds up real quick.

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Re: Shelf Help

#499 Post by TMDaines » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:47 am

swo17 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:34 am
I know this is the wrong thread other than literally but what do people recommend for large (preferably like 6 feet tall) uniform shelves to house a large collection?
IKEA Billys. I'd have as a many as my wall space allows. Great media shelves.

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Re: DVD Library

#500 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:22 pm

I switched to a rotating tower of shelves earlier this year. My bookcase shelves used to line the walls, which wasn't a lot of space due to various doors and windows. With the addition of another book shelf (which was likely by year's end), it would have caused problems with the arrangement of the room.

Before that happened, a contractor mishap necessitated their replacement, and rather than go back to what I had before, it was suggested that I try a tall rotating tower and place it in a corner that had very little foot traffic. It's worked out really well, and thankfully a library of Blu-Rays is fairly light since they individually take up more space than, say, old CD's and have more space/air in their packaging. Since the cumulative weight is relatively lower, it doesn't impact the performance of the rotating wheel in the tower's base. (FWIW, had that happened, one would need to replace the tower's plastic wheel with a stainless steel lazy Susan.)

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