Originally Posted by jjeff
...CTL, I was wondering if resurrecting this thread would get your attentionhaven't seen you around for a while
.....but this thread seemed the perfect place for billmich to discuss DVD wallets
Thanks for the 'Greeting / Acknowledgement' - I customarily visit (i.e. LURK
) several forums pretty-much daily, where I was previously, over the past several years, either rather active and/or created FAQs, just for the knowledge / 'Entertainment Value
. Although I never considered myself anywhere near a 'Guru
' regarding DVDRs, I certainly do enjoy reading the comparisons between my 'ReplayTV / TiVo (non-HD)
' aficionados and the 'Diehard DVDR
' fans here - IMHO, until the ATSC SD 480p tuner DVDRs, ReplayTV/TiVo was *SO* much superior (Theme Channels, Season Passes & ACTUAL Titles vs Date/Time ala the old VCR mode)!
(*UNLESS* you needed to regularly burn DVDs - where you then needed the "PC-Interface" and a 'few more steps
'...). While the ReplayTV 'MPEG Encoding' (STD or MED - my Series 1 TiVo has been 'idle
' for a few years now...) can still do a VERY respectable job on an EXTERNAL SD/HD line input, its built-in NTSC ANALOG tuner pales in comparison.
In most aspects of my life, I tend to QUICKLY develop a disdain for repeating myself - thus, my absence after an (usually INTENSE) 'Active Participation / Creating FAQs' period.
IMHO, this forum had been somewhat 'quiet / lacking
' recently for a while during CitiBear's voluntary
absence. But since he's returned, I'm once again learning all sorts of DVDR history.
It's DEFINITELY preferable to have a *BALANCED*
[Swapping surge suppressors for a snowy picture?
Originally Posted by jjeff
......Good point, I always manage to get free shipping with SMS by making my total order >$50
which is easy to do when purchasing spindles of media
And while SMS's regular price may be more than Meritline SMS regularly has items on sale which make them cheaper than Meritline. SMS wallets are one thing that go on sale often and have a large markdown. Can't get much better than 2 for 1 which is what I got my 520 wallets for
Based on the observations of others in this thread, I decided that SMS's "50% OFF w/*FREE* Shipping - *WITHOUT* the $50 minimum!
" was the deal to watch out for.
A couple of comments:
- When transitioning your LINK from the 'other' thread to this one, you can't JUST copy the LINK 'TEXT' (vBulletin will replace the middle text of a 'Long' LINK with an Ellipsis / 3 Periods - AFAIK, it will NOT replace what is perceives as actual TEXT - i.e. using the TAG URL format) - you have to copy the 'behind-the-scenes' *REAL* LINK URL. (i.e. Your LINK is NG! )
- Before investing in a 500+ Capacity CD/DVD Case:
- I suggest getting a fairly strong shopping bag (i.e. the 'Green ' re-usable kind with the flat cardboard bottom for grocery shopping), load 5-6 100 DVD or CD spindles into it, and then, with your *BEST* arm FULLY EXTENDED, try lifting it off the floor.
- Next, weigh yourself on your bathroom scale WITH and WITHOUT the bag of 5-6 100 DVD or CD spindles.
- Finally, look earlier in this thread at the picture of DigaDo's (probably particleboard) bookcase (Post #2)and how much it's SAGGING!
- I had this same problem with several Saunder's bookcases that I had loaded up with textbooks. My solution (since my bookcases *DID* have a kickboard which was in contact with the floor) was to (with the NEW bookcase *EMPTY*):
This should 'counter' most of the sag .
- Be sure to attach the fiberboard back and then DRILL holes and INSERT screws HORIZONTALLY into *EACH* shelf @ ~6-12" intervals.
- (Assuming that there is already a KICKBOARD at the bottom of the bookcase in contact with both the bottom shelf and the floor):
- At the FRONT / CENTER of the TOP and BOTTOM of each shelf, countersink a 1/2" wide x 1/16-1/8" deep hole.
- Purchase a 'sufficient length' of 1/2" dowel.
- Cut pieces of the 1/2" dowel to the length between the shelves PLUS 1/8-1/4" (for the two 1/16-1/8" countersinks).
- Stain and varnish/polyurethane the dowels to 'match' the bookcase.
- Insert the 'prepared' dowels into the 'prepared' slots.