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How do people with large collections store/catalog their DVDs?
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantBill MacNeill
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Skip, I always get lucky in one way or another. Craigslist has been a good source of buying and selling. I picked up all the seasons of Seinfeld on Craigslist. I believe it was 35.00 or somewhere around there. I am also picking up the first 5 seasons of 24 for 50.00 this week from a college student strapped for money.

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You certainly did get lucky, Bill, i think I am jealous.

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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Cool

Skip
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The cabinets hold 480 each, the basement is completely dry and has heat and air conditioning. No need for dehumidifiers. The other side has a finished laundry room and the back side has a workshop setup with all my tools. The other half of where I am building the library will  be a tempertature controlled storage area. There are drains in the floor in the event there were a pipe burst, but I am anticipating that to not happen. And if it does, I am insured.

those are awesome looking, they look very solid as well 
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorAce_of_Sevens
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I thought I got a good deal paying $90/each for similar cabinets.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantBill MacNeill
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They are very solid. I screwed them together and then anchored them to the house supports. They are not going anywhere.

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Quoting Bill MacNeill:
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The cabinets hold 480 each, the basement is completely dry and has heat and air conditioning. No need for dehumidifiers. The other side has a finished laundry room and the back side has a workshop setup with all my tools. The other half of where I am building the library will  be a tempertature controlled storage area. There are drains in the floor in the event there were a pipe burst, but I am anticipating that to not happen. And if it does, I am insured.

those are awesome looking, they look very solid as well 
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantGendji
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I use so called DJ Boxes:



You can buy them in a range from 120 CD's/DVD's up to a 1000.

The sleeves are numbered, which can be used together with the catalog number in Profiler. The cases themselves are stored in moving boxes.

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Registered: March 19, 2007
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I had a bookshelf that was holding aboult 600 DVD's then I started looking for an eaiser way to store them all.  I decided then that they were taking up too much room and found these so called DJ boxes that hold 1000 dvds.  I bought 2 of them and moved all my dvd's to the first case and got rid of all the cases. (It also made it easier to number them using DVD Profiler so I would know where each disc is)  Well now after filling the 2 cases and having the about 1300 in sleeves in a dresser on my spare room.  I have decided to build my own cabinet using the sames sleeves from the DJ boxes.  The one I am designing will hold roughly 14,000 discs in 14 drawers.  I am hoping that this will last me awhile.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorSrehtims
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I stack them all over, especially on the sofa and all the chairs.
Since there is no place for visitors inside,
they have to stand outside in the hot Arizona sun.
They don't stay very long, so you can get back to watching your DVD collection.

Check my avatar, I took two bed rooms for these,
now relatives have no place to stay,
they have to get hotel room and so they don't stay don't long.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantfamu97
Registered: November 2, 2007
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I'm trying to figure out how to make my collection more compact (without selling the DVDs!).  Only method I can think of is to use CD/DVD albums to store the discs and then storage the cases.  Any other ideas?

Also, how do people catalog their collection?  genre type, year, chaotic randomness, etc.?

I have about 4000 dvds to organize so I need some good suggestions!


I only own 300 DVD's and about 300 music CD's and I've found DVD albums to be the best. I use Case Logic DVD albums. Here's a link to the largest one I've seen that holds 200 DVD.  With refiillable album inserts you can get about another 20 or so DVD's inside that album since it has space.  If you have 4000 DVD's then you'll only need 20 of these DVD albums. They stack neatly and you can grab one or two of them to take with you if you want entertainment on the go.  To find them, you'll need to catalog & Number each album1-20,  then label each DVD inside of DVD Profiler. I've already tested this and it can be done. you have to edit one of the custom fields for each DVD and the puut the acalbum number that DVD is located in.  You just have to take the time to do it.
http://www.amazon.com/Case-Logic-DVB200-Album-koskin/dp/B0019P885Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1264398108&sr=8-1
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My collection is almost at 1,000 and I discovered a video store in my town closing down and I was able to but TWO of their wall shelves for $25.00 a piece.  I could NOT pass up that opportunity.  Here's my collection now:



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I  picked up 5 of these DVD cases on Craigslist for 25.00 each from a DVD distributor that went out of business. I only needed 3 1/2 and still have an extra one for additional purchases. I set them up in my basement which in turn will be converted to a library for the LP's, 45's, 78's, cassettes, CD's and DVD's.





 


Do I see AXE in your collection?  2 shelves under your STAR TREK films, red side, to the left of Star Treks.  IS that AXE?
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AXE is not part of my collection.
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Ok, sorry.  I thought I saw it.  Reason i asked is because my dad starred in that film, and I wondered if you had it.  Awesome looking collection you have there.
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I use Case Logic DVD folders for the Movies, sorted by Genre alphabetised, big Generic CD Folders for the TV Shows again alphabetised, and those that came in special cases or with stunning boxes I keep out on top of the cabinet that holds the folders.....

The only problem is I can't find anywhere in Canada to buy some new Case Logic folders, looking at the DJ Cases I'm leaning towards getting a couple of them.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorAce_of_Sevens
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I'm at about 3500. I can fit two more large shelves in front room, then I have to cut back, use other rooms or buy a new house.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantAgrare
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The only problem is I can't find anywhere in Canada to buy some new Case Logic folders, looking at the DJ Cases I'm leaning towards getting a couple of them.


If you want more case logic folders try www.meritline.com I can't speak for if they ship to canada or not but it's worth a shot.

-Agrare

p.s. Love the avatar
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