I just grabbed a PC Magazine issue (June, 22, 2004). There is an article discussing DVD’s anatomy, care and handling, and other aspects of storing DVD. Perhaps, many of you won’t find much new info in the article, but I think it’ll be useful for some people.
Two points in the article caught my attention. I’ll quote.
It’s a good idea to store them vertically in their original packaging whenever possible.
Well, original packaging is a spindle in many cases, so the discs are originally stored horizontally. Any comments on that? I’m also curious how cdfreaks members store recorded DVDs: vertically or horizontally?
Never store DVDs in CD jewel cases, which may apply too much hub stress. DVD-approved jewel cases, designed to reduce hub pressure, can be differentiated from CD versions by an embossed DVD logo on the tray insert.
There’s an explanation on why is that, and it does make sense for me. However, I don’t buy special DVD cases, and store my burnt DVDs in CD cases. Again, I’m curious how many of you use special DVD cases.
Thanks for your attention.