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Title: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: AVSCraig on November 02, 2016, 01:13:26 PM
Anyone else a collector here ?

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14963369_10210942494459390_8407006860349683345_n.jpg?oh=d799feaefe00f872e7a6ccf91144a703&oe=58A12EC6)
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: ellisr63 on November 02, 2016, 02:28:40 PM
Yup... I have a few hundred currently. When I had my DVD collection it was 1200, but i am not sure if i will get to that point again.
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: AVSCraig on November 02, 2016, 03:14:53 PM
Yup... I have a few hundred currently. When I had my DVD collection it was 1200, but i am not sure if i will get to that point again.

I have to like the movie to buy it, and I may get to 1200 some day. I'm around 525 right now - 7 4K UHD BR's, 517 Blu Rays and 1 DVD ( Team America - Unrated version ) !
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: ellisr63 on November 05, 2016, 03:51:39 PM
I have to like the movie to buy it, and I may get to 1200 some day. I'm around 525 right now - 7 4K UHD BR's, 517 Blu Rays and 1 DVD ( Team America - Unrated version ) !

Same here. I only have 1 4K UHD BR currently (Star Trek-Beyond). I would love to actually watch it in 4k, but I don't have a 4k player yet.
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: laugsbach on November 11, 2016, 09:56:18 AM
Attached is a pic of my collection...
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: ShadeRF on November 14, 2016, 12:38:53 PM
I can't get enough personally. I'm up to 1440 blus and 251 dvds. You can see my collection here - > http://www.blu-ray.com/community/collection.php?u=228113
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: bmoney on November 14, 2016, 04:37:56 PM
I have 500 bluray and 35 4K

I had 450 DVD but sold them all :)

Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: ShadeRF on November 22, 2016, 03:14:39 PM
Finally took some cellphone snaps of the collection. 1st two are of my bluray movies...

*Edit* accidentally uploaded the same photo twice. Fixed it with the correct photo
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: ShadeRF on November 22, 2016, 03:15:27 PM
My criterions and tv shows
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: ShadeRF on November 22, 2016, 03:16:30 PM
And the dwindling dvd collection with some of my video games (keep a lot in another room as well)
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: stridsvognen on November 22, 2016, 03:47:16 PM
I got a lot more selective with Blu Ray, so have around 125 of those, around 700-800 DVDs and close to 600 Laserdiscs, Have 3 UHD/ 4K movies.

I mostly watch Blu Ray, and after that its 1080P streaming, mostly Netflix.
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: AVSCraig on December 15, 2016, 01:35:20 PM
I'm using this software to keep track of my collection -  http://www.collectorz.com/movie/

I even use a barcode scanner to scan them in.

Makes it easy to find every movie I have for a Ridley Scott film festival week, or a Christopher Nolen film festival week !
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: bmoney on December 15, 2016, 01:36:49 PM
I use Bluray.com...it even has an app so I can check my movies from my phone and I can scan their code with them too
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: David Vaughn on March 26, 2019, 03:53:45 PM
I never knew Blu-ray.com offered that service and it's free! I've been using MyMovies for years, but uninstalled it from my computer because it was having fits with Windows 10. Looks like I'm going to have to start scanning more discs, and I have well over 1,500 of them! Hell, I still have boxes of DVDs in the garage that my wife wanted to save for some stupid reason :)
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: claw on March 26, 2019, 10:51:12 PM
I use Bluray.com...it even has an app so I can check my movies from my phone and I can scan their code with them too
Thanks for the heads up on the App.  It can even list my discs that are 4K sourced vs upscaled 4K.

Even without the App bar code scan it was pretty easy to add discs to my collection.  Just use the blu-ray.com search to locate the title, and then use the option to add it to your collection.

I like how I can provide a URL to friends and family so they can view my collection online rather than fumbling through my physical disc collection. >:(

https://www.blu-ray.com/community/collection.php?u=458273&action=hybrid (https://www.blu-ray.com/community/collection.php?u=458273&action=hybrid)
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: AVSCraig on June 12, 2019, 11:27:01 AM
My current collection - 476 Blu-rays, 143 - 4k UHD Blu-rays, and 1 DVD ! 
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: David Vaughn on June 12, 2019, 12:50:06 PM
I'll have to take some pictures of mine...I have too many movies!
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: AVSCraig on June 12, 2019, 01:32:40 PM
I'll have to take some pictures of mine...I have too many movies!
We culled the collection some time ago, of movies neither my wife or I wanted to watch again. These are all movies I enjoy or are classics. And a few like " iron Sky " - I do have a few guilty pleasure movies ! ::)
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: tripplej on June 12, 2019, 03:06:55 PM
Nice collection. Need to put it on a NAS server or something similar.. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RlxCc0M6Ko
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: AVSCraig on June 12, 2019, 03:13:48 PM
I have neither the time nor the money. Any money for hard drives will be diverted into new wine acquisitions for the wine cellar. If someone just handed me $10K tomorrow, I could spend it on wine by Friday. :-X 
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: tripplej on June 12, 2019, 04:22:06 PM
lol. Yeah, it is all about where to spend that disposable income. Wine yes. :)
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: Harro on June 13, 2019, 03:53:43 PM
I run everything off my NAS with KODI. Here is a screen shot of my plex server running on my Nas with my movie collection missus my UHD movies. 3573 movies without my 100 UHD 4K.
(https://i.imgur.com/jtRz0IK.jpg)

Here is a screenshot of my TV shows on the Nas.

(https://i.imgur.com/8SiGgzI.jpg)

So much easier to play a movie when everything is at my finger tips. Plus it takes up a lot less room.
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: AVSCraig on June 14, 2019, 07:33:19 AM
It doesn't really take less room unless you sell the discs after you rip them. But then you have no backup.

Do you rip the extras too, or no? Sometimes the extras on a disc are almost as interesting as the movie itself ! 
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: Harro on June 14, 2019, 09:04:24 AM
It doesn't really take less room unless you sell the discs after you rip them. But then you have no backup.

Do you rip the extras too, or no? Sometimes the extras on a disc are almost as interesting as the movie itself !
I have an addiction on collecting I guess. Started over 35 yrs ago and still at it. I have been fortunate enough to rip and sell the original's, thus gaining back some money I have invested. I also have down sized believe it or not. My first 2 collections, 1 at 2300 dvd's and the second 2100 dvd's had been sold, once blurays started coming out. These lots sold to a blockbuster chain that was opening up in my area at the time for 4 dollars @ piece. I also had vhs tapes and laser discs, all gone now. I now find locals who are on a list that will buy what I have.

Some movies have the extras, but most do not.

As for backups, I do have an extra 50TB server that I will back up my favorites to once a month. In the course of over 10 years (my current server) I have not lost any data from the server. Knock on wood. My main server is at 122TB and has a dual parity. Meaning I would need to lose more than 2 drives at one time to lose any data. I have gone through a power supply failure, sata controller failures, a cpu upgrade and hard drive failures over this time without the data failing. My server is on two battery backups giving it 2 hours of up time on battery if I lost power. Longer than 2 hours my system will send a power down gently command, instead of an abrupt quit.

Having been doing this for such a long period, my methods of ripping and the container for displaying has changed as technology has gotten better.

I guess I just got tired of dusting all  the cases off and packing them up after a move. And then unpacking and finding out a few had cracked or broken. 
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: AVSCraig on June 14, 2019, 09:15:12 AM
" 3573 movies without my 100 UHD 4K " - that would be a lot of movies to keep organized. How many of those 3573 movies are Blu-ray quality and how many are DVD quality ?
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: Harro on June 14, 2019, 09:31:59 AM
2610 blurays with collections on. Picture shows a collection which Kodi then counts as 1 movie not 3. 3029 individuals with 593 dvd's.(https://i.imgur.com/ZkwmDiI.jpg)
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: AVSCraig on June 14, 2019, 10:17:04 AM
That's a lot of movies. I can't think of that many movies I'm even interested in watching, which makes my collection much more manageable.
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: TRainH2O on June 14, 2019, 05:50:49 PM
I have nowhere near the library that some of you have. There's only so many that I care to rewatch and I find that I am buying fewer each year.

I am a little behind on my Superhero flicks, though. Maybe I will catch up closer to Christmas when a lot of them go on sale.
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: Harro on June 25, 2019, 08:57:44 AM
That's a lot of movies. I can't think of that many movies I'm even interested in watching, which makes my collection much more manageable.
I have uploaded a short vid for how I manage my stuff and also for an opinion on where my room is dark enough. Granted this is taken with my cell phone and the video is grainy but depicts pretty close to the darkness of room during daylight hours. This is my living area by the way. I have the Epson 4050 you sold me in Dec or Jan. and am looking to upgrade to a better 4k image. Thanks

Video (https://vimeo.com/344345880)
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: AVSCraig on June 25, 2019, 09:30:33 AM
I have uploaded a short vid for how I manage my stuff and also for an opinion on where my room is dark enough. Granted this is taken with my cell phone and the video is grainy but depicts pretty close to the darkness of room during daylight hours. This is my living area by the way. I have the Epson 4050 you sold me in Dec or Jan. and am looking to upgrade to a better 4k image. Thanks

Video (https://vimeo.com/344345880)

Pretty dark in there ! A new JVC 4K projector would be an upgrade. 
Title: Re: Blu Ray Movie collections
Post by: AVSCraig on June 28, 2019, 08:11:09 AM
Some new Blu-rays arrived !