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#1 of 64 OFFLINE   Jason F.

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Posted April 18 2002 - 01:49 PM

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. Posted Image
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#2 of 64 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted April 18 2002 - 01:55 PM

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 of 64 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted April 18 2002 - 02:01 PM

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!
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#4 of 64 OFFLINE   Jason F.

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Posted April 18 2002 - 02:02 PM

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. Posted Image
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#5 of 64 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

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Posted April 18 2002 - 02:15 PM

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.
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#6 of 64 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted April 18 2002 - 02:15 PM

I bitch about these all the time too....they suck monkey balls.
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#7 of 64 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted April 18 2002 - 02:18 PM

I like the Warner snappers! (Incredible I know. Posted Image)



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! Posted Image



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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Posted April 18 2002 - 04:24 PM

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but, geez, it's not worth slashing your wrists or having a heart attack because of the differences!

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In the immortal words of The Dude, "Yeah, well, that's just like, umm, your opinion man."



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#9 of 64 OFFLINE   Richard Ruffner

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Posted April 18 2002 - 04:37 PM

Nope, sorry, Snappers suck.
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Posted April 18 2002 - 04:56 PM

At least there is a disc inside. Posted Image



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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Posted April 18 2002 - 05:13 PM

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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!

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Posted April 18 2002 - 05:33 PM

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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Posted April 18 2002 - 05:59 PM

I buy the DVD for the MOVIE not the case. Never received a scratched DVD in a snapper though.

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Posted April 18 2002 - 06:22 PM

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

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Posted April 18 2002 - 07:06 PM

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

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Posted April 18 2002 - 08:27 PM

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The snapper hub is a very good hub

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anyone ever received a snapper case with a broken hub? I did, in my boxset of Friends (Season 7, R2). The rest were fine, so how did one single hub get broken?



the worst thing about snappers is you can't replace the blah-di things when they break. you can always buy a replacement keepcase if the existing one breaks (whether hub, case itself, plastic wrap on outside), but once a snapper "dies", whether hub (as in my case) or the flap, you're stuck.



if Warner insists on continuing use of the snapper (I assume they own the company making the things, or the patent on the case), the least they could do is ensure that we can buy replacements. I complained about the broken hub to the retailer (Blackstar), they were willing to replace the whole disc and case (which was quite nice of them), but couldn't do anything about replacing just the broken case. they had spare keepcases on hand and were happy to send one free, but they don't have spare snappers.

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Posted April 18 2002 - 08:34 PM

Yes, I HATE snappers.
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Posted April 18 2002 - 08:58 PM

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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#19 of 64 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

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Posted April 18 2002 - 09:03 PM

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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.

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Ah, that would be great. I have a few DVDs I've moved to standard jewel cases, complete with custom cover art. Me likee Posted Image

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#20 of 64 OFFLINE   Jason Hughes

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Posted April 18 2002 - 09:05 PM

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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