counting your DVDs (one for the geeks ;) )

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  1. Marc

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    Please no comments about how sad it is to care so much about your DVD count, i'm comfortable with my geek status ;)

    when you count up how many DVD's you have, how do you count Box Sets? Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7 for instance. It's 1 item, but it's 6 discs and the equivalent length of 12 movies.

    The friends Box Sets are easier, as they are just 3 regular DVD's stuck in a box, but the Buffy ones, Angel ones, 24 ones etc, are fold out cases, which makes it a bit harder to decide how to count.

    I count mine by the number of disks, which is how i got the total of 540 DVD's, as i have 7 Buffy Box Sets, 2 Angel ones and one 24 one.
     
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    I count any box set as 1 title, as my count comes from DVD Profiler which counts discs in that manner. So Buffy boxset = 1 disc, Indiana Jones boxset = 1 disc, and so on. I have 608 discs using that method, so in reality it's probably closer to 700 actual discs.
     
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    I have just over 400 titles. One title = one count. Otherwise, as many titles are 2 disc sets, the number of discs would almost be doubled, but that kind of seems like cheating. I don't often count mine anyway. I only know it's around 400, because I counted them a short while ago for another thread. It's probably nearer 420 now.
     
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    If the set is available indivdualy - like the Alien Quadrilogy - I count each of the films as singles, but if its only available as a pack, like Indiana Jones boxset, that gets counted as 1 disk.

    How do people sort their collections? Alphabeticly? Cronologicly? By director/studio?
     
  5. Simon6776

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    I used to sort mine so that all Paramounts were together, all Warners, all 20thCF, etc, as it looked nice on the shelves, but after a while I couldn't be bothered, so now they are just in 'date acquired' order.
     
  6. Confucius

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    Mine's alphabetical, on the most part. But I like to keep films and their sequels together, so things like "Jason Goes to Hell" I've put next to the 8 previous Friday 13th Films, and Lost World Jurassic Park is between Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park 3.
     
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    I'm obviously not a geek (least not in the DVD context) as I've never counted them and don't know how many I have, unless 3 1/2 shelves this wide (he say's holding his hands up to the screen) er well, counts :rotfl:

    Paul
     
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    I count each box as one title, even when the discs within it are available individually. I keep a spreadsheet which records the number of discs in each title, and it works out at 212 titles, 425 discs.

    I used to sort movies on the shelf by genre (action, comedy or drama), and TV titles by US/UK, drama/comedy. Now my only sort criterion is alphabetical order, with all the movies, TV and other titles mixed together. I have a separate shelf for titles in progress, and another shelf for titles as yet unwatched.
     
  10. Marc

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    heh, i just pull my unwatched ones out so they stick out further than all the others, to remind me i havent watched them yet. annoying thing is, sometimes people think i'm just really bad at shelving things and push them all back in.. bastards!
     
  11. Simon6776

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    How many unwatched ones do people have? I've been quite good lately, and have tried to catch up a bit, but those unwatched include:

    Mystic River
    Dances With Wolves DC (4 hours!!)
    Unforgiven (10th Anniv Edition)
    Windtalkers (had for ages, never been in the mood)
    Robin Hood PoT (Extended Version)
    All of The Sopranos Box Sets
    Teachers (TV series 1 & 2)
    Godfather Box Set
    Schindler's List
    Underworld (Extended - seen first release)
    Bad Boys II
    Cop Land SE
    S.W.A.T.

    I tend to watch new films I haven't seen straight away, and stuff I get on DVD I've already seen, tends to get left behind.
     
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    I have one bookcase for viewed movies and one for to be viewed sadly the to be viewed is almost as full as the viewed :(

    Adrenochrome.
     
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    i count each film/episode as 1, therefore something like the X-Files would count as 21 if there are 21 episodes, however i do not include extra disks which only have extras, therefore the 3 disk superbit i have of black hawk down counts as 1
     
  14. sleepyone

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    I also use the dvd-profiler count method

    My DVDs on Dvd-Profiler

    My Still to Watch list is as follows:

    WindTalkers
    Akira
    Platoon
    Final Destination2
    X-Files S7
    Buffy S7
    Angel S4
    Smallville S2 (arriving this week)
     
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    I count one boxset as one title it’s the easiest way to keep a track of your collection and let DVDprofiler do all the hard work. My discs are stored alphabetically again it’s the easiest way to find a title, all unwatched tiles go on a separate shelf till they have been watched and the TV boxsets go on display above the TV on some shelves my mrs put up for me.

    Unwatched titles currently are:

    Evil Dead 2
    El mariachi
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Fifth Element
    Sowardfish
    Police Story 2
    Armour of God
    X-Men 2
    Alice in wonderland
    Galaxy Quest
    The Emperors New Groove
    Pocahontas
    Ocean’s Eleven
    The Scorpion King
    Battle Royal 2
    Leon: Integral Version
    Terminator 3
    Superman II
    Babylon season 5
    Stargate S5
    24 S1
    DS9 7
    Buffy S6 and 7
    Sopranos S4
    TNG S1, 2 and 3

    And just bought today:
    Citizen Kane
    Casablanca

    Plus I have some Korean discs on order. That is an awfully big list now that I look at it like this.
     
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    I count a boxset as 1 dvd i would'nt call mself a geek although i do like to arrange my dvds in my own special way. I like to arange them as follows, first Warner Snapper Case dvds A-Z, then dvds in Amaray cases A-Z and finally dvds in cardboard or other packing A-Z.

    Heres a pic to make it easyer to understand:

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    I let DVDProfiler and my WelshAllyn scan gun ( :D wifey never ceases to give me stick about THAT purchase when I go upstairs with the post and she hears beep beep beep) do my counting for me ...

    And FWIW I stopped keeping track of unwatched v watched when the scales tipped ;)
     
  18. Simon6776

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    OK, seeing as we're getting into pics, here's my little lot! :D

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    I count each film individually whether it's in a box-set or not, I do not include extras discs. As for TV DVD box sets I just count each season separately. So for example, these aren't my exact figures, I would say I've got 190 films and 10 - 15 TV DVD box-sets


    although I count each version of the same film individually as well into my total. Which probably adds about 12 DVDs
     

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