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So...are you mixing-in your HD discs with your SD-DVDs?


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#1 of 208 Mike Frezon

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Posted February 23 2008 - 01:38 PM

On your shelves, that is? Or, are they segregated from each other?

I always find these threads interesting...with the different approaches HTFers have to organizing their collections.

My BDs are currently in a wicker basket separated from their SD counterparts on the shelves...waiting for me to decide what-to-do.

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#2 of 208 Bryan X

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Posted February 23 2008 - 01:55 PM

My HD-DVDs are definately segregated from my SD DVDs. Heck, I even used to segregate my snappers from keepcases before I replaced all my snappers.

#3 of 208 Ric Easton

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Posted February 23 2008 - 02:04 PM

My HD-DVDs and Blu-ray discs are mixed right in with the DVDs! There all organized in alpha order by genre. It's one big happy family!

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Posted February 23 2008 - 02:18 PM

I have two separate alphabetized sets, one for my BDs and then one for my DVDs, with the oversized Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition tin separating the two. I prefer uniformity of physical arrangement over a broader alphabetized order, even if it does mean that my Lost Season 3 set is on a higher shelf than Seasons 1-2. Posted Image
 

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Posted February 23 2008 - 04:39 PM

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Posted February 23 2008 - 04:40 PM

I arrange my films alphabetically by themes (historical, classics, comedy, drama, sci-fi, etc.) and I do the same with my music. Furthermore, I do the same with hi-res audio (DVD-A and SACD on separate shelves). With HD DVD (no Blu-ray yet), I simply do alphabetical as I don't have enough for sub-genres. When I go "Blu", it'll be the same for a while, then as the collection grows, sub-genres will emerge.
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Posted February 23 2008 - 06:02 PM

Segregated. I have a ledge that runs around my basement, and that's where my HD DVDs are for the time being. I also keep my music DVDs and TV Season sets organised separately.
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#8 of 208 Nick Laslett

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Posted February 23 2008 - 09:53 PM

I transfer all by DVDs into slim cases when I buy them, scanning the cover and rezising the spine.

As I buy Blu-Rays these go into the slim case and the DVD disc goes back into it's original box in the attic.

So my collection looks unchanged and you would not know that I have any Blu-Ray discs.

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Posted February 23 2008 - 10:19 PM

The top couple of shelves our now reserved for my HD purchases. So they're segregated from the rest of my DVD collection but inside the same cabinet.

The HD DVDs and Blu-rays are mixed together, however.

#10 of 208 Cees Alons

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Posted February 24 2008 - 01:07 AM

What PaulDA does.

I have themes, and originally I planned to have the HD cases at the "front" (= before "A") of each theme, but then I decided to have all HD cases as a separate "theme", on their own shelves. First all BDs, then all HD DVDs.

In a few years, and if HD really succeeds, I may go to the other arrangement after all.


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Posted February 24 2008 - 01:19 AM

Right now, they're segregated in part because there was no room left on the shelves holding the DVDs. And because having the shelves look ragged would have bugged me.

No themes or genres, though. Too many of the best movies would fit into multiple categories.
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Posted February 24 2008 - 01:29 AM

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I even used to segregate my snappers from keepcases before I replaced all my snappers.

Here i thought i was the only one. I hate snappers so much! I had my Blu-rays mixed in with my DVDs for about a month. Now i keep them seperate.

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Posted February 24 2008 - 01:50 AM

Another reason I have 'em all mixed in... Do you think I want my wife to be able to tell at a glance, how many HD-DVDs I continue to "sneak" into the house?!

Anyway, when I'm looking for a movie to watch, I don't want "Do I want HD or SD?" to be a deciding factor.

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Posted February 24 2008 - 05:13 AM

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Another reason I have 'em all mixed in... Do you think I want my wife to be able to tell at a glance, how many HD-DVDs I continue to "sneak" into the house?!

Anyway, when I'm looking for a movie to watch, I don't want "Do I want HD or SD?" to be a deciding factor.

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Posted February 24 2008 - 05:24 AM

I keep my SD-DVD seperate from my HD discs, I keep them in alphabetized order. I do however have my HD-DVD's and my Blu-ray's mixed together in alphabetized order as well. As a collector I will most likely keep my SD-DVD just incase something happens to my HD version.



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#16 of 208 Craig Beam

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Posted February 24 2008 - 06:03 AM

My Blu-rays have their own shelf, separate from the DVDs. As the Blu-ray collection grows, I imagine that'll change.

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Posted February 24 2008 - 06:57 AM

I have three separate sections; Blu-ray / HD-DVD and SD-DVD.
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Posted February 24 2008 - 07:25 AM

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Another reason I have 'em all mixed in... Do you think I want my wife to be able to tell at a glance, how many HD-DVDs I continue to "sneak" into the house?!
LOL Good point!

I have my DVDs alphabetical by genre: Western, War, Drama, Action Adventure, Classics and Kids (all genres are subjective). I currently have HD DVDs and Blu-ray on separate shelves in alphabetical order. They may get mixed in someday when I have caught up on my HD watching.

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I transfer all by DVDs into slim cases when I buy them, scanning the cover and rezising the spine.

As I buy Blu-Rays these go into the slim case and the DVD disc goes back into it's original box in the attic.

So my collection looks unchanged and you would not know that I have any Blu-Ray discs.

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Posted February 24 2008 - 07:26 AM

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I transfer all by DVDs into slim cases when I buy them, scanning the cover and rezising the spine.

As I buy Blu-Rays these go into the slim case and the DVD disc goes back into it's original box in the attic.

So my collection looks unchanged and you would not know that I have any Blu-Ray discs.

Interesting, Nick. Do you have no "new" BD purchases for which you are NOT replacing an SD-DVD? In those instances would you: use the BD case or completely re-size the entire cover for an SD ThinPak case?

Don't know if you are aware, but we have an entire thread devoted to the topic of "slimming down" one's collection.

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Another reason I have 'em all mixed in... Do you think I want my wife to be able to tell at a glance, how many HD-DVDs I continue to "sneak" into the house?!

Posted Image Oh, man. i wonder, honestly, how many guys on this forum can relate to THAT?! Posted Image

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Posted February 24 2008 - 07:38 AM

Not me. I have no issues there. (re: wife thing)

I should note that within one sub-genre, historical feature films, I don't alphabetize them. Instead, I place them in chronological order of the events they portray (I know, I'm weird).

I doubt I'll ever mix them all together as I use different players for different formats, so separating them makes it easier.
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