Best Way To Store A Large DVD And Blu-Ray Collection

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    Not sure, Kevin. But consider it removed.

    It had some of Adam's fingerprints on it, but I had a hard time trying to figure out how it made any sense myself....so it has been moved into the Blu-ray Forum.
     
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    I think the best way to store a large Dvd collection would be a to stuff them into a box and put them in a storage ! I mean we can always make room for the ones that we actually need with us at home. The rest can go to professional storage units. You can always get them when you want them. I have a collection of mine stored in my self storage at Toronto ( Jiffy Storage). I think Jiffy is a cool way to keep stuff which you wish to safeguard or things that you might need for future.
     
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    I've got my nearly 5,000 DVD/BD collection stored in Case Logic binders, sorted A-Z. I can find any title in seconds and can fit them all on 2 shelves in my living room closet.
     
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    Welcome, stranger! I hope you post often.

    I need all my DVDs at home so I can watch one on a spur-of-the-moment-decision basis. Last night, for example I wasn't sure what kind of film I wanted to watch. I looked through the collection and chose Puppet On A Chain. Thoroughly enjoyed it too!
     
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    Agreed. I will never be able to predict what I or my company will be in the mood for. Heck, after having my animated GI Joe discs on the shelf for four years, I'm finally breaking them out to run through them set by set. This is, of course, interspersed with other TV discs and more than a couple movie of varying genres and intended audiences.

    No, I want all of them at my fingertips...makes my life much easier. And the shelves are a great conversation piece...
     
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    Rip to a drive and play with Plex. I have over 50TB of rips in my media server. All the DVDs are in boxes in the garage. I found software that does lossless rips of DVDs and Blu-rays. Perfect solution.
     
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    That's pretty much what I do. I have separate binders to store the cover, and box the cases and put them in storage. I do this when I decide to sell a title. Just pick a case, put back in the cover, put in the disc and viola!


    The only wrinkle is all this fancy packaging. I tend to keep my TV season box sets as is and store them in a separate cabinet, which holds the center speaker. It is the non-TV seasons ultra-fancy packaging that drives me nuts. Lately, I have been keeping them as is, too.


    The hybrid BR movies also drive me batty. I now get 2 to 3 discs for each movie. BR movie, DVD movie and supplement disc (sometimes BR, sometimes SD). Sometimes a get a separate disc just for the digital copy! Add another disc for the 3D version and it gets insane. I can easily take up one page of a binder just for one movie now! Nuts. Just nuts. Just give me the BR disc, thank you.


    Soooo, my BR cases are as is for now... only DVDs in binders except the fancy boxes... Not ideal.....I may take some time, get another binder and put the BR back in.. I have a completely separate setup for watching DVDs (on 70" TV) than Blu-rays (120" screen), so it does help keeping these separate.... I plan to get rid of any DVD where I have the BR version to avoid duplication and confusion...


    I still prefer doing this than 1) keeping everything on a shelf, 2) going totally digital.
     
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    I sold a number of my old DVDs recently, and I still need a lot more space. Personally, I can't do binders and such. The collector's mentality for me means I have to have them in their cases.
     
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    I can't do binders either...I have a huge mental block around them. So I have two of these shelving units attached to the wall. They're a bit of a pain to put together because they're so big, but all my discs, including CD's, fit with room to spare.
     
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    For those of you who use binders, or are thinking of using them, Case Logic is having a great sale on their 352 capacity CD wallet, only $18.99.

    Amazon is selling the same one for $38.52.


    There is a $6 shipping charge though.
     
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    Hi, Have you seen this sleeve system to save 6 times the space, keeping your DVD, BLURAY, CDs artwork intact and a really nice quality too at good price: http://www.slim-disc.com I have tried several other similar systems this is by far the best. I saved tons of shelf space.
     
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    I'm in the process of ripping our DVD collection to a Plex media server and storing the discs in the garage. It isn't efficient to do that with blu-rays yet because of the file sizes, but hard drives get bigger every day.
     
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    Then I must be doing something wrong. Mine are all the same size as when I got them. :)
     
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    I'm sorry I wandered into this thread lol. Hiding movies in boxes, garages and binders, oh my. I proudly display my collection in the living room on Alantic Maxsteel shelves. I get the occasional weird stare whenever people visit me but I just smile and go about my business. I can understand how some folks would feel embarrassed, though; not me. I don't care what people think.
     
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    People should give numbers when posting. We could be talking about between 500 and 5,000 movies, a tenfold spread
     
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    I have mine on shelves along a wall in my dining room. There's no space in the living room. My books and records got there first!
     
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    Yes, but temperature changes can affect disc performance. Self-storage units can get sun-baked or frigid unless they are climate-controlled. Neither of those things is disc-friendly.
     
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    And why should you? You are passionate about your hobby. Would that more people could say the same.
     
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    I'm just under 2,300 Blus, with 600 and some change displayed DVDs.
     

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