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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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Who is your Dad?

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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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Ray Green.  He never did any other films, only AXE (a.k.a. California Axe Massacre)  But his part in AXE was a major part and it's become a grindhouse drive-in classic.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRandall_Lind
Registered: May 10, 2007
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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.


The problem I ha ve with DJ boxes is they get heavy with 1000 disc then how to store them. If you stack them then it a pain to unstack to get to a movie.

I had one and it was an awesome solution until I thought about stacking them. I live in a one bedroom apartment and there not much room.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorbizarre_eye
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Here's a pretty recent pic of mine. Each bookcase stores around 100 DVDs per shelf (when double faced - and they are). These are all organised alphabetically by movie... 

* Bonus LOLcat is for scale purposes only - caption pending... 



These bookcases are now full. A I squeezed in a smaller 'overspill' cabinet to the right capable of string about 400 more.

All my TV, music, and animation DVDs are in another cabinet in another room. Next step: Loft conversion!
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantCalebAndCo
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Registered: October 6, 2008
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...Next step: Loft conversion!

Extreme Makeover: Media Collection Edition?

It looks like you could move the shelves to fit the media better and fit in about 3 more shelves bottom to top.
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It looks like you could move the shelves to fit the media better and fit in about 3 more shelves bottom to top.

All of them would fit uncompressed on two hard drives!
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantimaginedbug
Registered: March 13, 2010
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I'm actually thinking about getting rid of a lot of my DVD/Blu-ray cases and storing them economically & dust-free somehow, but I hate the idea of a case/folder type thing as they're rather bulky. My search (here in the Nertherlands) got me interested in the Discgear Selector 100 (HAMA Selector 100 FX in Europe).

Does anyone have experience with these things? They seem convenient enough but are around €35 each (only £17,50 in the UK, but I can't find a place that'll ship them abroad) and that can get a bit pricey over time.

Right now I'm book-less, as I just cleared out my book case to store more DVDs & Blu-rays, but that won't work for long either, so I'm really eager to find a good solution.
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Hi there from germany!

For storage I've found the best solution for me. In general I prefer to have alle Discs in their original cases. Also I'd like to have "instant access" to every disc. So I don't want to store them in boxes or in two lines (one in front, one behind). I use the shelf "billy" from ikea. I assume this is an article available worldwide in ikea stores The "big" one is 80cm wide and 202cm tall. Costs wil lbe about 38€ in Germany. For DVD or Blu-rays you'll need for the big one two additional "boards". So you can store about 400 DVDs/BDs. if you like, you can add doors to the shelf.

For the best sorting I'm still on search. In general I seperate DVD from BDs. Next I take all the TV Boxes together. But the next step would be the most important. A "user friendly" sort would be by genre. But it's not so easy to classify every titel into a certain genre. So I decide to sort by release studio. This is unique for every title and good to group. There are only two things I don't like. It's not so easy to find a titel if you don't know the studio (ok, I can take a look in dvd profiler...). And second: for some legacy titles it's not possible to get them together. In Germany Terminator 1 is from MGM, Terminator 2 from "Kinowelt" and Terminator 3 from Columbia/TriStar. So, if anyone has a better idea - go on and tell me!
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantimaginedbug
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I use the shelf "billy" from ikea. I assume this is an article available worldwide in ikea stores The "big" one is 80cm wide and 202cm tall. Costs wil lbe about 38€ in Germany. For DVD or Blu-rays you'll need for the big one two additional "boards". So you can store about 400 DVDs/BDs. if you like, you can add doors to the shelf.

Billy, 80 x 202 x 28 is € 69 here, but turns out I already have that as my book case. If I can find a place for the stuff I have hidden behind the doors, I can use that space and one or two extra shelves to store everything I need.
Man, you're a life saver as I didn't want to take my discs out of their cases either

On the subject of sorting... Well, I'm not too worried about sorting as long as everything's in alphabetical order. I really don't care what studios or distributors movies came from (as long as it's not RCV or A-film as they suck feature-wise, so I won't buy their titles) or what genre they're in. I just need to be able to find a movie when I'm looking for it, and by title works best for me personally.
So, I really can't help you out there, sorry.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorjadedoz2007
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I dont have a very large collection, but I also use the Ikea Billy bookcase, I currently have 3 of them.
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jbartlett

Saw this today
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Saw this today

Wow, whatta chick magnet! 

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Discgear Selector 100 (HAMA Selector 100 FX in Europe).

Very cost effective (about $0.50 / disc). At about twice the price, take a look at the Dacal/Ziotek (and other versions) USB controllable disc carousels. You can control them with DVDP using a plugin, which perhaps helps rationalize the extra cost.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorkosvines
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I use the shelf "billy" from ikea. I assume this is an article available worldwide in ikea stores The "big" one is 80cm wide and 202cm tall. Costs wil lbe about 38€ in Germany. For DVD or Blu-rays you'll need for the big one two additional "boards".


I use the same thing. The larger Billy from Ikea, with 2 extra shelves. Don't have any pictures at the moment, since a lot is packed down at the moment, but I think I have 22-23 of those. May need more though.
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In general I prefer to have alle Discs in their original cases. Also I'd like to have "instant access" to every disc. So I don't want to store them in boxes or in two lines (one in front, one behind). I use the shelf "billy" from ikea. I assume this is an article available worldwide in ikea stores The "big" one is 80cm wide and 202cm tall. Costs wil lbe about 38€ in Germany. For DVD or Blu-rays you'll need for the big one two additional "boards". So you can store about 400 DVDs/BDs.

I wouldn't buy two addional boards for the big Billy, but store in two rows, and use the extra height to raise the back row.

Like this:



All DVDs would be easy to spot and to get, 100 per shelf, 600 per Billy. In practice I do not store DVDs in this efficient way myself, because I do not have a large collection. (will send some pics later)

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For the best sorting I'm still on search.

Sorry, I do not sort at all.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorwhispering
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jbartlett

Saw this today


I have actually been thinking about something like that myself. compleatly useless space (twinbed) could fit about 1000 DVD's.
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jbartlett

Saw this today


Sure hope the one sleeping in that bed isn't a bed wetter 
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