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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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I am in disagreement with a contributor over this:



He means that the correct case type is Digipak with Slipcover.
I maintain that this is not a Slipcover, it is a Slip Case.

In my opinion a cardboard box with one open side is a Slip Case. The content of the Slip Case is a Digipak, but in the case (!) of a Slip Case there is no way to specify that.

Since the rules don't tell us the difference between Slip Case and Slipcover, I would like to hear your opinions.
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Is it one digipak or two?

If it's one I'd go with slipcover, if it's two I'd go with slipcase.
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Quoting CubbyUps:
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Is it one digipak or two?

If it's one I'd go with slipcover, if it's two I'd go with slipcase.

It's one, but do you mean that the content defines the case? 
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Quoting GSyren:
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Quoting CubbyUps:
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Is it one digipak or two?

If it's one I'd go with slipcover, if it's two I'd go with slipcase.

It's one, but do you mean that the content defines the case? 


It's been my understanding that if a set contains two things that fit into another then it's a slipcase, if it's just one then it's a slipcover.

Just saying that's how I understood things. I could be wrong.

But let others chime in.
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If it's open in both ends it's a slip cover. If not, slip case.
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If it's open in both ends it's a slip cover. If not, slip case.

yes.
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So, I guess that EAN 5037899071861 (UK BD box Marlene Dietrich from Indicator) is also a slipcase, as it contains 6 of these slim cardboards with plastic disc holder?

Now it's specified as a Digipack, but for me that sounds wrong.
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So, I guess that EAN 5037899071861 (UK BD box Marlene Dietrich from Indicator) is also a slipcase, as it contains 6 of these slim cardboards with plastic disc holder?

Now it's specified as a Digipack, but for me that sounds wrong.


Quoting Powerhousefilms web site:
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Our award-winning limited edition Indicator Box Sets are presented in bellybanded rigid-board slipcases with accompanying books.
(Bolding by me)

So yes!
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With regard to the Dietrich set, wouldn't the parent count as a box, and the child profiles count as slipcases? (Not that we have child profiles yet, but I'll be grateful when someone does them - I don't have a BD drive or I'd do it myself.)

As to GSyren's original question, I'd always assumed a slip cover is an outer cardboard sleeve open at the top and bottom (what some retailers refer to as an O-ring, or something like that).

Mind you, I'm no longer sure what a box counts as, so I'm willing to be corrected by anyone.
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I have been doing a little statistical analysis of my own collection, and there seems to be quite some confusion about case types.

I tried to read the pinned thread "Slip cases and slip covers with images", and now I'm confused, too.

Quoting AlunH:
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With regard to the Dietrich set, wouldn't the parent count as a box, and the child profiles count as slipcases?
Well, maybe I was too sure. I haven't actually seem it, and I guess we might have a different definition than Indicator. So - maybe?
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I'd always assumed a slip cover is an outer cardboard sleeve open at the top and bottom (what some retailers refer to as an O-ring, or something like that).
That was pretty much my impression also. But now I don't know ... 
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I knew I remembered Ken mentioning this at one point...

Quoting apltm:
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This quote from Ken is always helpful to me:

Slip Case should be used when the profile itself has no other case.
If the box set includes individual cases for children, all surrounded by a slip case,
the box set profile will have slip case as the case type and the children will have their individual case types.
If the box set has a single multi-disc case surrounded by a cover, use the multi-disc case type for the box set and check the slip cover checkbox.
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Always my understanding that sort of thing is a slip cover.
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Quoting Ken Cole:
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If the box set has a single multi-disc case surrounded by a cover, use the multi-disc case type for the box set and check the slip cover checkbox.

Based on that, I have voted for "Digipak with a Slip Cover".
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I knew I remembered Ken mentioning this at one point...

Quoting apltm:
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This quote from Ken is always helpful to me:

Slip Case should be used when the profile itself has no other case.
If the box set includes individual cases for children, all surrounded by a slip case,
the box set profile will have slip case as the case type and the children will have their individual case types.
If the box set has a single multi-disc case surrounded by a cover, use the multi-disc case type for the box set and check the slip cover checkbox.

I have several problems with this.
- This was posted 12 years ago. Since then Ken has changed his mind on at least one of the points in that statement. That statement now directly contradicts the current rules.
- Unless I remember incorrectly, Ken promised to clarify this in the rules. He never did. So how do we know he hasn't changed his mind on other parts of that statement.
- My stance is - if it's not in the rules, it doesn't exist.

But my main objection is this:
In order to determine case type one must examine the contents of the case. That makes absolutely no sense to me.

If I cut the digipak in two halves, would this change the case from Slip cover to Slip case? 
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Quoting iPatsa:
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If it's open in both ends it's a slip cover. If not, slip case.


My understanding has always been that if it holds two or more DVDs in seperate packages then it's a slip case. Otherwise it's always just a slip cover, no matter how many sides are open.
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Quoting GSyren:
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But my main objection is this:
In order to determine case type one must examine the contents of the case. That makes absolutely no sense to me.


Many a keep case for movies or TV shows come with a one-side-open "cardboard cover". They're still amaray-type keep cases.



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