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Help with DVD's storage

by RCBH928 Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:49 pm

Hello,

I need advice to organize my DVD's, I bought a bunch of loose dvd's that will take a lifetime to watch, and after reading on the internet that storing cd/dvd in plastic cases hurts them over time causing "cd rot" , due to something called PVC.

Can you please provide tips on this?
I got like 200 DVD's
I don't think a CD case is the solution here, or shall I rethink that?

I got some nylon CD cases/slip in, that can store 1 DVD on each side and the layer in between will be something like cotton/fabric.
I am not sure if you knew which ones I am talking about
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Re: Help with DVD's storage

by Frizz.Meister Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:59 pm

Honestly i would keep them in the original boxes. CD rot is a very strange thing, it appears to be caused by something then after 3 years everyone gets it from something else. My theory is that it just happens over time and PVC in the cases will have a negligable effect if any on it. But then as i said, CD rot is really odd.
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Re: Help with DVD's storage

by Quiet Flight Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:13 pm

CD book, it saves so much space.
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Re: Help with DVD's storage

by Bradtemple87 Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:11 pm

I have a spinning tower and entertainment center with well over 500 dvds. I have kept all my original cases over the years and never once a problem
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Re: Help with DVD's storage

by Dakinggamer87 Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:53 pm

Bradtemple87 wrote:I have a spinning tower and entertainment center with well over 500 dvds. I have kept all my original cases over the years and never once a problem


I have also kept all my DVD's in the original cases in a media storage unit and have had no problems with my discs. :)
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Re: Help with DVD's storage

by Bradtemple87 Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:16 pm

Dakinggamer87 wrote:
Bradtemple87 wrote:I have a spinning tower and entertainment center with well over 500 dvds. I have kept all my original cases over the years and never once a problem


I have also kept all my DVD's in the original cases in a media storage unit and have had no problems with my discs. :)


I think proper handling is the key to long dvd life
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Re: Help with DVD's storage

by jfrost Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:51 pm

Bradtemple87 wrote:
Dakinggamer87 wrote:
Bradtemple87 wrote:I have a spinning tower and entertainment center with well over 500 dvds. I have kept all my original cases over the years and never once a problem


I have also kept all my DVD's in the original cases in a media storage unit and have had no problems with my discs. :)


I think proper handling is the key to long dvd life

You mean that my mishandled, beaten up, thrown around, shat upon DVDs won't have such a long life?

People never tell me things.
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Re: Help with DVD's storage

by Ziggy587 Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:15 am

kingmohd84 wrote:I bought a bunch of loose dvd's


Loose, as in disc only? No cases?
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Re: Help with DVD's storage

by Jayson Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:20 am

I keep all of mine in paper sleeves stored in the little cd boxes by alphabetical order. I haven't run into a problem yet with any of them.
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Re: Help with DVD's storage

by AppleQueso Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:56 am

Kingmohd, the PVC being referred to is not the ORIGINAL cases, it's for the plastic used in CERTAIN cd/dvd wallets.

It will say on the tag if it contains PVC or Vinyl. If not, you're good to go.
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