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How do you keep your DVD Collection ??

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11th January 2006 1:13  #31

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,486 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I recently put my movies into my own personal genre specifications. It's fun when you do it that way. For instance: Hulk = drama, Fight Club and Goodfellas = black comedy, etc.


I really only did it because I ran out of standard alphabetical order room and had to break them up a bit.

11th January 2006 9:09  #32

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
At the moment my collection is basically over two large book cases and all in alphabetical order - a pain but it is the easiest way to find them.

11th January 2006 13:55  #33

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
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.


I'm liking what you've done with the net curtains. Awsome.

11th January 2006 15:16  #34

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Worst Nightmare wrote: At the moment my collection is basically over two large book cases and all in alphabetical order - a pain but it is the easiest way to find them.

Mine's mostly alphabetical, except for new purchases.  I'm already due for a new bookshelf, and seeing that I already have 4 in the TV room, I'm starting to run out of room.

11th January 2006 16:03  #35

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
The thing I have with genres is that on any paticular day or time, where I feel like watching a movie, I'll go, o.k. what kind of movie do I feel like watching...action, or comedy, or trek, etc. Then I'll go to the genre I want to watch and pick out a dvd from there. I'm now starting a collection on classic old films pre 80's. I just picked up two Doris Day movies for my mother to enjoy. This is her generation.

11th January 2006 23:56  #36

Gerd Member Join Date: February 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 29 Send a message via Yahoo to Gerd
I work on the see a hole, fill it principle.  I have 2 DVD racks which are full and then shoved into any space on my bookshelves and piled on top of my coffee table, and beside it, on the floor.  I don't organize them right now but hopefully one day I'll turn one room in the house into a proper library with shelves on all 4 walls.  My books are also piled up on tables, floors and under chairs.Laugh2

12th January 2006 0:07  #37

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
I used to organize mine by genres, but didn't find it any simpler to work with. So now they're just mixed, apart from TV Show box sets and seasons, which I keep seperate.

12th January 2006 3:34  #38

AmyChaser Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 12
I do the genre/alphabetical thing too. And some of my choices would probably irk some too.  Does The Terminator go into Horror?  Sci-fi?  Action?

I put it in Sci-fi.

Does Snatch go into Action?  Comedy?  Foreign...?  Drama?

I went for Action.

I'm fine with it.  When I am in the mood for a certain kind of movie, I know where to look.

12th January 2006 3:43  #39

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I dont have an order for mine per se, but I keep them grouped together by the amount of stuff in them. Box sets, multi-disc sets, single discs, etc..

12th January 2006 12:50  #40

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Jonny, I really have to say that is the best avatar of yours that I've seen since I've been on here. Where do you get these images at?

12th January 2006 14:30  #41

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
Post more photos guys!!! Happy

12th January 2006 16:05  #42

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Generally, I agree with Adrian (even though he likes the idea of coffee spewing from my nose), I prefer to alphabetize my library. Although some titles are grouped together when they are closely related or sequels. When my bookcases run out of room, I will probably revert to some type of genre sorting. I have thought about selling some titles off, but just can't part with 'em. So if I have to add additional shelving to a walk in closet, I will probably move something like concert/music titles or animation.

12th January 2006 16:15  #43

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: Generally, I agree with Adrian (even though he likes the idea of coffee spewing from my nose), I prefer to alphabetize my library. Although some titles are grouped together when they are closely related or sequels. When my bookcases run out of room, I will probably revert to some type of genre sorting. I have thought about selling some titles off, but just can't part with 'em. So if I have to add additional shelving to a walk in closet, I will probably move something like concert/music titles or animation.

Yeah, not all of mine are strictly alphabetical when it comes to trilogies, etc.  Those usually go alphabetical by name of the trilogy.

Alphabetical beats the way they were stored when  I lived in my apartment.  Those were chronological by purchase date.  Talk about a nightmare to find anything (when you consider I had over 500 that way!)

12th January 2006 21:25  #44

Brian O. Member Join Date: October 2005 Location: United States Posts: 92
I have over 500 DVDs and have them spread around. Most are in one room in a spiral DVD rack, more are in my closet in magazine holders, the TV box sets are on top of my entertainment center and the rest (more TV box sets) are on standard DVD racks next to my big screen. This stimer I'm planning on putting 'em all in one room on shelves... hopefully as it gets annoying trying to figure out (if I'm looking for a particular title) in which location they're in.

12th January 2006 21:37  #45

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
Brian O. wrote: I have over 500 DVDs and have them spread around. Most are in one room in a spiral DVD rack, more are in my closet in magazine holders, the TV box sets are on top of my entertainment center and the rest (more TV box sets) are on standard DVD racks next to my big screen. This stimer I'm planning on putting 'em all in one room on shelves... hopefully as it gets annoying trying to figure out (if I'm looking for a particular title) in which location they're in.

1. i'm goin to build a DVD-shelf for my collection soon Happy
2.  "hopefully as it gets annoying trying to figure out (if I'm looking for a particular title) in which location they're in."
 - and that is exactly why I put numbers on my DVD's so I can easly find any title just lookin on a list.

13th January 2006 2:00  #46

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
hehe..and I thought it is a stupid topic to start Happy

13th January 2006 12:54  #47

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
still on the subject of dvd collections, does anyone know how dvd collection on line hosts count your dvd's. I was wondering about movie boxed sets (particularly the series) whether they are counted as one (eg. Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, etc) or seperate.

14th January 2006 0:33  #48

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
i'd say..if they are separate movies like Indiana Jones i'd count them as separate...but if they are like episodes of one series like Lost ore Friends I would count them by seasons Happy

14th January 2006 4:14  #49

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I currently put them in order of when I purchased them.
the shelf I have is filled to the brim right now, and I use a basket for the DVD's I can't fit on there.
I'm buying a 2nd shelf soon.
Pictures of my home theatre coming up once I re-organize it.

14th January 2006 11:28  #50

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
My DVD cases are all upstairs in boxes out of sight, so all my discs are downstairs in large books, all my Star Trek series are in a large metal CD box because the DVD boxes are made from flimsy cardboard.

I have taken photos and logged nearly all of them down put that's for insurance purposes, and all are insured.

I think having them all on display is just too tempting for someone to break in and make off with them as well as any other valuable stuff you might have.

14th January 2006 17:19  #51

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Mark Lim wrote: still on the subject of dvd collections, does anyone know how dvd collection on line hosts count your dvd's. I was wondering about movie boxed sets (particularly the series) whether they are counted as one (eg. Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, etc) or seperate.

DVD Profiler used to count box sets as one item, but now you can actually enter the box set, have it not count, and then enter the individual titles under the box set title so they get counted.

16th January 2006 2:46  #52

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I know theres a little bit of c**p from my younger years, but anywaySadoops, the images are too big, I'll resize them later as I have to go to bed now)








18th January 2006 0:09  #53

Ian Schultz Banned Join Date: July 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 407 Send a message via MSN to Ian Schultz
Worst Nightmare wrote: At the moment my collection is basically over two large book cases and all in alphabetical order - a pain but it is the easiest way to find them.

I have mine exactly the same way but over 3 books selfs in my parents room.
I have it by Region 2(alphabetical) followed by boxsets of directors for example Godard collection(alphabetical) then Sports(i have a few footy) follow by Romero dead series(croneligical) follow by Region 1 and others or european dvds not made in the uk(alphabetical) and Region 2 t.V

12th September 2006 15:49  #54

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Here it is for the person who could'nt find this thread. Let's keep it going shall we?

12th September 2006 20:29  #55

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
I sort my collection by Director (then by year) and then have a separate section for TV & box sets.

Man this OCD can get to you eh?

12th September 2006 22:20  #56

ZoomBoy Member Join Date: August 2006 Location: Canada Posts: 35
I keep mine organized in alphabetical order. Box sets (Back to the Future, Matrix box set, etc, etc) are kept on the lower shelves and I have officially ran out of room. I'm going to go and buy 3 big shelving units from Ikea and use that to store my DVD's when I move out in a couple of months.
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