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    Just wondering how big everyones collection is and what shelving you use to show it all.

    Got about 1300 films ( dvd, blu and hd dvd) but they are literally up to the ceiling and need ideas for units and storage. So want to see what everyone else does to store.

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    Mine are all ripped to my drobo storage array and then shared to all the tvs in the house.

    Many years ago I used to display them but then I decided they looked chavvy.

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    Lots of these:

    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/799613-a.jpg

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    chester123

    Mine are all ripped to my drobo storage array and then shared to all the … Mine are all ripped to my drobo storage array and then shared to all the tvs in the house.Many years ago I used to display them but then I decided they looked chavvy.



    But 1300 films would be massive in terms of GB - 4.gb a dvd 25gb a blu ray looking at..............16,000GB or 16 TB cost you about £200 in storage plus you would need 2 Drobos so £1500 !! plus the time spent ripping............would love to but it would take FOREVER

    I have hundreds and hundreds of dvds/blurays too! i use the argos extra tall storage towers, they don't look too bad for the price and they nearly reach the ceiling. Got four now all bursting full (and a pile of dvds on the floor next to them, lol!)

    argos.co.uk/sta…htm
    Edited by: "missp27" 22nd Mar 2011

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    missp27

    I have hundreds and hundreds of dvds/blurays too! i use the argos extra … I have hundreds and hundreds of dvds/blurays too! i use the argos extra tall storage towers, they don't look too bad for the price and they nearly reach the ceiling. Got four now all bursting full (and a pile of dvds on the floor next to them, lol


    That's my worry now - my dvds are about 900 and got 120hd and the rest are blus but my room isnt the largest and those towers only house about 350 dvds so id need at least 5 for future but they wont fit in my room no chance

    dandoc2

    But 1300 films would be massive in terms of GB - 4.gb a dvd 25gb a blu … But 1300 films would be massive in terms of GB - 4.gb a dvd 25gb a blu ray looking at..............16,000GB or 16 TB cost you about £200 in storage plus you would need 2 Drobos so £1500 !! plus the time spent ripping............would love to but it would take FOREVER



    I obviously did not do them all at once!! One Drobo Pro for films with 8x2tb's and one standard Drobo with 7tb total for TV Shows and Photos. All TV's / Ipad's / Iphone's / PC's can access them all at any time and even play the same film simultaneously. Thumbnails and movie sheets are assigned to all folders so it is just like having the dvd.

    dandoc2

    That's my worry now - my dvds are about 900 and got 120hd and the rest … That's my worry now - my dvds are about 900 and got 120hd and the rest are blus but my room isnt the largest and those towers only house about 350 dvds so id need at least 5 for future but they wont fit in my room no chance


    the footprint for them is absolutely tiny, barely take up any space at all which is great for me as my room is quite small

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    missp27

    the footprint for them is absolutely tiny, barely take up any space at … the footprint for them is absolutely tiny, barely take up any space at all which is great for me as my room is quite small


    Picture ? If poss

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    chester123

    I obviously did not do them all at once!! One Drobo Pro for films with … I obviously did not do them all at once!! One Drobo Pro for films with 8x2tb's and one standard Drobo with 7tb total for TV Shows and Photos. All TV's / Ipad's / Iphone's / PC's can access them all at any time and even play the same film simultaneously. Thumbnails and movie sheets are assigned to all folders so it is just like having the dvd.


    So you ripped them all to the drobo via a pc right ? and what software are you using to get all that info - Ive seen that XBMC thing but never knew what it was until recent

    hmmmm cost a bit though right?

    http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/148367_10150321165480058_800495057_15727028_4594126_n.jpg


    sorry about the picture quality
    this was back when i only had 3, what you can't see is the pile of dvds on the floor behind the arm of my sofa, lol

    and 1 more
    http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/36009_10150201585805058_800495057_12996036_1155149_n.jpg
    Edited by: "missp27" 22nd Mar 2011

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    missp27

    sorry about the picture qualitythis was back when i only had 3, what you … sorry about the picture qualitythis was back when i only had 3, what you can't see is the pile of dvds on the floor behind my sofa, loland 1 more


    Very nice - where you get the sofas from?

    This the shelving ?
    argos.co.uk/sta…htm

    the shelves are these

    argos.co.uk/sta…htm

    lol thanks, just thought that picture was a bit clearer, they're from a clearance place in my local town, end of line and a real bargain only £499 for both!

    dandoc2

    So you ripped them all to the drobo via a pc right ? and what software … So you ripped them all to the drobo via a pc right ? and what software are you using to get all that info - Ive seen that XBMC thing but never knew what it was until recenthmmmm cost a bit though right?



    Ripped with DVD Decrypter.
    Removed languages that I did not need with DVD Shrink and saved uncompressed ISO.
    Thumbgen to create movie sheets, thumbnails etc....

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    Can't imagine anyone beating Kevin Smith's collection.

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    chester123

    Ripped with DVD Decrypter.Removed languages that I did not need with DVD … Ripped with DVD Decrypter.Removed languages that I did not need with DVD Shrink and saved uncompressed ISO.Thumbgen to create movie sheets, thumbnails etc....



    Too much faff for me - think i might get the shelves above :-D

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    missp27

    the shelves are … the shelves are these[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.argos.co.uk%2Fstatic%2FProduct%2FpartNumber%2F8752666%2FTrail%2Fsearchtext%253EEXTRA%2BTALL%2BSTORAGE%2BTOWER.htm]http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8752666/Trail/searchtext%3EEXTRA+TALL+STORAGE+TOWER.htm[/url]lol thanks, just thought that picture was a bit clearer, they're from a clearance place in my local town, end of line and a real bargain only £499 for both!


    They're are nice - making a cinema room in my house so want a nice sofa for it - still looking though.......

    Got 300cm spare on my wall for films so if my maths serves me correct thats 15 units of the shelve which equates to 1200 - so still lacking a tad but see if i can make some space in my cinema room and might just buy them -cheers missp27

    I know argos says 80dvds for the unit but how many have you fit - want them upright??

    EDIT - only 1 left locally :-(
    Edited by: "dandoc2" 22nd Mar 2011

    dandoc2

    They're are nice - making a cinema room in my house so want a nice sofa … They're are nice - making a cinema room in my house so want a nice sofa for it - still looking though.......Got 300cm spare on my wall for films so if my maths serves me correct thats 15 units of the shelve which equates to 1200 - so still lacking a tad but see if i can make some space in my cinema room and might just buy them -cheers missp27


    i can fit 88 "normal" size dvds in each if that helps, slighty more than the description says.
    Ooooo cinema room sounds good, mines turning into one slowly, just bought a rather lovely 50" tv

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    Dan... If you have an old PC, just add hard drives. 1 film will only be approx 1.5 GB..... So youd get a fair few films on 8TB. And using xbmc streamed to any room in the house is far more pleasing on the eye and useful.

    A 1.5tb rip would look dreadful on any half decent tv.

    Ours are split between 2 disk stations and shared throughout the house too. I can't deal with trying to find a DVD, dusting the cases, generally taking up space that I need for other things etc.

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    chester123

    A 1.5tb rip would look dreadful on any half decent tv.



    just wow!

    So you use 1 hard drive per film?

    You know what I meant.

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    guv

    just wow!So you use 1 hard drive per film?



    That'd be proper uncompressed video.

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    missp27

    i can fit 88 "normal" size dvds in each if that helps, slighty more than … i can fit 88 "normal" size dvds in each if that helps, slighty more than the description says.Ooooo cinema room sounds good, mines turning into one slowly, just bought a rather lovely 50" tv



    Treated myself to the philips 56inch 21:9 a few months back for a grand - its in a small room with barely a metre viewing distance so moving it into a cinema room now ive got some extra space - gonna have new surround sound and should look brilliant even though the roomif probably no bigger than 10x8FT but ive got the boiler in there so nice and warm

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    i threw out all my dvd cases and slips. Got 2 x 200 wallets full of dvds now.

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    the future is digital so i suggest you do something with your pre historic media

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    lumoruk

    the future is digital so i suggest you do something with your pre … the future is digital so i suggest you do something with your pre historic media


    Never - same way gaming will still stay disc format - you cant show off your film collection in a wallet - you threw out your dvds cases are you mad man !! The best part of owning the film is the boxart

    But each to their own

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    dandoc2

    Never - same way gaming will still stay disc format - you cant show off … Never - same way gaming will still stay disc format - you cant show off your film collection in a wallet - you threw out your dvds cases are you mad man !! The best part of owning the film is the boxart But each to their own



    Nothing exciting about having stacks of films you rarely if ever watch piled up making your room look like an out of date rental shop

    dandoc2

    Never - same way gaming will still stay disc format - you cant show off … Never - same way gaming will still stay disc format - you cant show off your film collection in a wallet - you threw out your dvds cases are you mad man !! The best part of owning the film is the boxart But each to their own



    I totally agree, I love my little DVD collection

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    whatsThePoint

    Nothing exciting about having stacks of films you rarely if ever watch … Nothing exciting about having stacks of films you rarely if ever watch piled up making your room look like an out of date rental shop



    Out of date !! ?? - Are you crazy - I've got 900 dvds which comprise of csi, monk, lost,starsky and hutch etc and 400 hd films - All my films are regularly watched and any films I have seen and would never watch again i either chuck or take to cex. No point having a dvd collection of films you will never watch again thats called hoarding and you must own a cat to do that...........And i dont

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    900 DVDs that are watched regularly? Do you have a job dandoc?

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    master_chief

    900 DVDs that are watched regularly? Do you have a job dandoc?



    Wasn't it 1300 films, But more importantly does the op have a life outside of watching films 24/7

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    RosieWoo

    I totally agree, I love my little DVD collection



    What do you call a little collection ?

    I have the majority on my PC stored on 2 external drives - only got a small collection of DVDs collected by my family which I can't sell on...

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    master_chief

    900 DVDs that are watched regularly? Do you have a job dandoc?


    Of course, Try buying 300 blu rays on benefits !!

    Yes I have a life and i watch the films quite regularly meaning probably see them once every 6 months

    I have 900 dvds, about 300 blu rays and 100 odd hd dvds
    Edited by: "dandoc2" 22nd Mar 2011

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    dandoc2

    Of course, Try buying 300 blu rays on benefits !! Yes I have a life and i … Of course, Try buying 300 blu rays on benefits !! Yes I have a life and i watch the films quite regularly meaning probably see them once every 6 months I have 900 dvds, about 300 blu rays and 100 odd hd dvds



    But 1300 movies watched every 6 months means you're watching about 7 movies a day??!?!

    does it really matter if OP does or doesn't watch his dvd's?

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    missp27

    does it really matter if OP does or doesn't watch his dvd's?



    Does it really matter to post your film collections, or indeed does anything really matter on here?

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    missp27

    does it really matter if OP does or doesn't watch his dvd's?



    If op doesn't watch them its called hoarding and they would need to get a cat

    master_chief

    Does it really matter to post your film collections, or indeed does … Does it really matter to post your film collections, or indeed does anything really matter on here?



    oO

    I matter don't I???
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