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9th January 2006 23:37  #1

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
How do you keep your DVD Collection ??
Hello...i have a simple question...how do you guys (and girls) keep your DVD Collection... I mean do you have a special shelf for it or special cabinet...or something else maybe ?????????

O..and do you number your DVD's.....do you place any stickers with numbers on them ?????

I just wonder ....Happy

10th January 2006 0:29  #2

aleks Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 51 Send a message via AIM to aleks Send a message via MSN to aleks Send a message via Yahoo to aleks Send a message via Google to aleks Send a message via Jabber to aleks
http://setups.aleksivicdesign.com/dvds.jpg

That's a photo of my collection Happy

10th January 2006 1:02  #3

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Strewn around the house mostly, as I have a terrible habit of leaving them out after I've watched them. Failing that I have them in large containers, which are now over capacity. I really don't have anywhere left to store them and I don't like shelves after the house was broken into a few years back and half my collection was stolen because it was in plain sight...

Oddly enough I had a unit almost exactly the same as the one in your pics, except it was filled all the way across the bottom, rather than the top. I had region two on one side, multi-region discs ont he other. The b*****ds nicked all the rare milti-region stuff, including my ltd edition of Manhunter and my T2 Ultimate tin. May they rot in hell.

10th January 2006 1:06  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I have quite a few bookshelves that are overflowing.  They also tend to sit onto of the right speaker (which is next to the DVD changer) forever after I've watched them.

10th January 2006 1:23  #5

Adam K Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 247
aleks wrote: http://setups.aleksivicdesign.com/dvds.jpg

That's a photo of my collection Happy


Geez, looks like a nice collection. I have a shelf in my bedroom where I keep all my movies, plus a bottom shelf where I keep boxed sets or over-sized sets (i.e. Titanic Collector's Edition; Pearl Harbor Director's Cut; Sin City SE). But I arrange them by studio, with all parent and subsidary companies together, so that's why I like it when studios keep their logo in the same place on every release (like Warner Bros). But if it's like Paramount, where it's at the top or bottom (and they seem to be sticking to the top from now on), I just align them by logo placement.

10th January 2006 1:50  #6

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I use just plain DVD racks.

10th January 2006 1:58  #7

Edgeworth Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United States Posts: 256 Send a message via AIM to Edgeworth Send a message via MSN to Edgeworth
A reasonably large 2-shelf bookcase, and a short DVD set of DVD racks. Not that large of a collection, so it pretty much does the trick for now.

10th January 2006 2:03  #8

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
aleks wrote: http://setups.aleksivicdesign.com/dvds.jpg

That's a photo of my collection Happy


nice....i'm goin to get (build) this kind of shelf for my own Collection..since there is no place left for me to keep my beutiful things Happy.......

BTW. as I asked before..do you number your DVD's ????

10th January 2006 3:10  #9

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Here's a pic of my entertainment center that I took sometime last year, which used to be in my profile page...when I had one.
Wink
They're arranged by studio and then genre, which drives everyone I know crazy when they give them a look over, but I know where everyone of my discs are. 75% are in this room, overflowing on two shelving units or strung along the tops of the stereo racks and television, while the other 25% are shelved in either the bedroom or study with a few scattered here and there.

10th January 2006 3:26  #10

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
Matt wrote: Here's a pic of my entertainment center that I took sometime last year, which used to be in my profile page...when I had one.
Wink
They're arranged by studio and then genre, which drives everyone I know crazy when they give them a look over, but I know where everyone of my discs are. 75% are in this room, overflowing on two shelving units or strung along the tops of the stereo racks and television, while the other 25% are shelved in either the bedroom or study with a few scattered here and there.


hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...holly smoke Happy
nice..very nice Happy..i dream about a TV like this...Happy....can you maybe post a link to this foto in biger size :> ??
greatings

10th January 2006 3:30  #11

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
I'll have to take a new picture sometime...I no longer have the larger, original of the one above on my PC.

10th January 2006 8:28  #12

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I have my dvd's housed in two bookshelves. All are seperated into genres - action, comedy (includes romantic comedies), thriller, drama, sci-fi, TV on DVD, and my fave the "DTS" section!! I then divide these by the distributors - Artisan, Buena Vista, Columbia/ Sony Pictures, Dreamworks Home Entertainment, MGM, Miramax, New Line, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. That way, it looks like a series from each company. All my DVD's are Region 1.

By the way, how do you post a picture here?? I have one of my collection, taken only a few months ago. My collection currently sits near the 390 range, not including the music dvd's.

Very nice collection Aleks. Where in Australia are you?? I'm in Sydney, like Adam (aka Worst Nightmare). I'm an Alias fan too!
I have just seen the first 6 episodes of Season 5.

10th January 2006 10:29  #13

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
You use the [img] tags around the URL pointing to your image.

10th January 2006 11:03  #14

aleks Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 51 Send a message via AIM to aleks Send a message via MSN to aleks Send a message via Yahoo to aleks Send a message via Google to aleks Send a message via Jabber to aleks
Mark Lim wrote:
Very nice collection Aleks. Where in Australia are you?? I'm in Sydney, like Adam (aka Worst Nightmare). I'm an Alias fan too!
I have just seen the first 6 episodes of Season 5.


I'm currently in Adelaide but use to live in Sydney last year Happy  I got Alias Season 4 at Best Buy when I was in Cleveland last month.. other than that I'm up to date with Alias Season 5.

I'm buying less and less Region 4 DVDs though, really p*ssed off with the rating/classifications on the DVD cover art Sad

By the way, maybe 20-30 of those DVDs in my photo were bought at JB Hi-fi's in the Bondi Junction shopping mall Happy  Nothing beats that mall!

- A

10th January 2006 12:45  #15

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
This is going to sound stupid. But can someone give me instructions on how to post a picture here?? I don't think I got the message about using the img around the URL??

10th January 2006 14:05  #16

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
You need to host the image somewhere first. If you don't have web space then try something like: http://www.imageshack.us or http://www.photobucket.com (I've used neither).

Then once you have the URL of the image, put it within an image tag as in:

Quote: [ img ]the URL[ /img ] (removing the spaces)

 

10th January 2006 14:17  #17

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
so...am I the only one who number my DVD's and put them ordered by number ????

10th January 2006 14:44  #18

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
£ukasz D wrote: so...am I the only one who number my DVD's and put them ordered by number ????

Uhm.  How are DVD's numbered?  I know Criterion's have spine numbers, but most other DVDs don't.

10th January 2006 15:08  #19

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Thanks Mal. Will try it.

10th January 2006 16:27  #20

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211

10th January 2006 16:37  #21

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
I've decided we are all very sick individuals. Matt, you are seriously anal retentive. That makes me feel good because I don't feel nearly as freakish as I did before ...and your projection T.V. looks like mine. Is that  a Hitachi? I have the Hitachi 57TWX20B.

10th January 2006 16:45  #22

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Christ, why do you have a Maid in Manhattan poster? Anyway, how many DVDs do you get in that unit? I need to get something to store mine in, but space is a premium because we only have two large, rectangular rooms downstairs. The three bedrooms upstairs are also packed with a) our bedroom, b) my comp room, and c) the Mrs 'getting ready' room... I think shelves may be the only way for me to go, but I'd need them on every frikkin wall in the comp room...

10th January 2006 17:36  #23

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: I've decided we are all very sick individuals. Matt, you are seriously anal retentive. That makes me feel good because I don't feel nearly as freakish as I did before ...and your projection T.V. looks like mine. Is that  a Hitachi? I have the Hitachi 57TWX20B.
Hey now, I'm not the one sticking numbers on all my DVDs. Wink

As for the T.V., it's a 65" Mitsubishi; bought it in October of 2004, but off the top of my head I'm unsure of the model number.

10th January 2006 17:42  #24

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
Mark Lim wrote: Here's finally a few photos of my Home Theatre. Enjoy!

WOHOHOOHOHO...nice...nice very nice HappyHappyHappy...i love taht screen you have..that must be great watchin' all the movies on it Happy

10th January 2006 18:06  #25

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
Adrian wrote: £ukasz D wrote: so...am I the only one who number my DVD's and put them ordered by number ????

Uhm.  How are DVD's numbered?  I know Criterion's have spine numbers, but most other DVDs don't.


I mean do you stick numbers on them.....like the numbers on the list off all your DVDs....like I do (with the yellow stickers)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d88/LukDos/P2...

here is how I used to keep my tiny collection (about 200 DVDs now):

10th January 2006 18:34  #26

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,455 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Personally, I'm official running out of room. It was my goal to keep all my movies near the TV, but it's getting harder and harder to do. I recently cleaned house and traded in about 15 (including TV sets)DVDs I really didn't need, but then I turned around and used the money to buy more DVDs. Now I have a special shelf for my less disireable DVDs that I can't bring myself to get rid of. My house mate just moved the rest of his stuff in, and I'm unable to accomidate his DVDs in my area.Wink

10th January 2006 20:04  #27

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Personally, I would have never thought to number DVDs.  It seems like a lot of extra work instead of just using the alphabet.

10th January 2006 23:47  #28

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
C'mon, I'm a BIG fan of Jennifer Lopez, and the movie( I happen to work in a Hotel, too!)

And my dvd's are nothing compared to Matt's!

11th January 2006 0:18  #29

simply-haley Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 163
i organize my movies by genre then its alphabetical in each genre I have them behind my projector screen its romote control so when you bring it up all my dvds are behind them! I have quite a few last time I counted I think I had 278 dvds! lol my neighbours love it I'm our streets rental place cuz I'm free Happy!

11th January 2006 0:56  #30

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I can't believe people sort their collection by genre.  Personally, I hate genres.  I wish Blockbuster would do away with it at their stores.  Most movies can fit in more than one genre and it's a pain to look in a bunch of different sections for it, seeing that you can find it directly if everything was together and alphabetized.

My local Blockbuster had the remake of Sabrina in comedies, but the original in drama.  What kind of sense does that make?
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