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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.
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?
Here it is for the person who could'nt find this thread. Let's keep it going shall we?
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
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)








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.
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.
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.
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
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.
hehe..and I thought it is a stupid topic to start Happy
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.
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.
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!)
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.
Post more photos guys!!! Happy
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?
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..
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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!
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!
Personally, I would have never thought to number DVDs.  It seems like a lot of extra work instead of just using the alphabet.
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
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):
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
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.
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...
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.
Thanks Mal. Will try it.
£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.
so...am I the only one who number my DVD's and put them ordered by number ????
Mal
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)

 
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??
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
You use the [img] tags around the URL pointing to your image.
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.
I'll have to take a new picture sometime...I no longer have the larger, original of the one above on my PC.
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
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.

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 ????
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.
I use just plain DVD racks.
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.
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.
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.
http://setups.aleksivicdesign.com/dvds.jpg

That's a photo of my collection Happy
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