Warner's snapper cases: Is it just me???.......

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  1. Jason F.

    Jason F. Stunt Coordinator

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    But does anyone else HATE those crappy Warner Bros. DVD cases, I went to go buy Training Day and $#$%$#, it was in one of those flimsy paper cases. [​IMG]
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    You're not the only one bothered by those cheap snapper cases, Jason. But I do recall, believe it or not, at least one Home Theater Forum member who likes the things; he believes keepcases reflect too much room glare, interfering with his ability to enjoy the cover art.

    Otherwise, everybody here hates the things. But don't expect any changes. Warner is financially committed to the snapper cases.
     
  3. Jesse Skeen

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    I don't dislike them, but I DO hate how they have the "security" tape sealing them shut now! How insane is that- at least put it OUTSIDE the shrinkwrap!
     
  4. Jason F.

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    All the DVD's come in the same cases. Except the one's from Warner, even the PS2 and X-Box games come in similiar cases. I know I can't change it so I figure b*thcing is the next best thing. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ricardo C

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    Can't stand snapper cases. Too susceptible to wear and tear, even if only handled occasionally. Amaray must be quite happy with me, considering how many of THEIR cases I've bought lately.
     
  6. Matt Stone

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    I bitch about these all the time too....they suck monkey balls.
     
  7. David Von Pein

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    I like the Warner snappers! (Incredible I know. [​IMG])
    The snapper hub is a very good hub (which is important, I'm sure you'll agree).
    I've never had any problems removing a disc from a snap-case hub. Very user-friendly, unlike many other keepcase-type hubs (which number in the dozens now).
    Snappers, like ALL HTF members, need compassion too! [​IMG]
    ALL my snappers are in excellent shape. Sure, they stick out a tad farther than the keepcases on the shelf .... but, geez, it's not worth slashing your wrists or having a heart attack because of the differences!
     
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  9. Richard Ruffner

    Richard Ruffner Stunt Coordinator

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    Nope, sorry, Snappers suck.
     
  10. Patrick McCart

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    At least there is a disc inside. [​IMG]
    Actually, I prefer snappers and the "gatefold" cases for DVD's. Keep cases usually get damaged in shipment, while snappers are much more durable in shipment.
    As of now, I've encountered 6 keep/alpha cases with damage, with not a single snapper with damage.
    I'm lucky the only damaged disc I've gotten from a keep case is one I got for free (Sting DVD), but it's scratched up. The snapper hub doesn't scratch.
     
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  12. Jeremiah

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    I don't like the snapper cases and I always wondered why they were even made. The thing is that you never get a booklet or any extra reading with those, you just get scene selections.

    Also, they screw up the order of my DVD's b/c they have to have their own section.

    What can ya do.
     
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    I buy the DVD for the MOVIE not the case. Never received a scratched DVD in a snapper though.
     
  14. Dome Vongvises

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    They used to bother me, but they don't anymore.
     
  15. Matt DeVillier

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    dvdcoverart.com shares your pain (and tries to ease it a little)
     
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  17. Justin Doring

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    Yes, I HATE snappers.
     
  18. Chris

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    I know this was a long standing argument when DVDs first hit the scene with gobs of different kinds of packaging.. but I happen to prefer the least liked of the bunch: I wish DVDs came in regular CD cases.

    DVD cases are a bulky waste of plastic that reminds me of CD Long Boxes, and just seems as though the whole prospect is waste.

    DVDs in CD cases make for an easier to store system..

    *shrug* then again, as is, I happen to like the warner cases more then the snapper cases, as I've had fewer discs get nicked up from the easier-to-release system that snappers often have compared to the clamshells.
     
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    One thing I will say about the snappers is that I have never had one disc loose in the mail that came in a snapper case.
     

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