^^^Based on how they're going to look once you get the ink done (and how they looked on the website) I'd much rather have the season sets in an 8 disc case than what Paramount is selling them in--some of the early "Fan Collective" DVD sets I have house the discs in a flimsy brittle plastic book, and I assume the DS9/VOY sets use a similar sort of system.
I'm excited because my ink will arrive today. I'll post pictures once I get the chance, probably this evening. It might sound silly, but this is a relief for me. I have watched several discs this evening, and it's so easy just to switch them out. I can find the disc I want in a split second, flip to it, get it out and watch it, put it back in and do it all in a couple of seconds. No balancing the case on my knee while I unfold it, no navigating broken plastic and trying to keep the discs safe, no sharp plastic slicing my fingers.
I love it.
Start Wreck wrote:
What are your experiences with the DVD packaging from any series or season?
Pretty good. Here in the UK, we've always got very elaborate hard shell cases styled vaguely on the show. TNG's sets are in silvery grey boxes that look like a tool box or something, with purple inside. DS9's are similar, although they're black (well, dark navy I think) with cardassian bumpy patterns all over them. Voyager's are similar to TNG but red with a white strip. They all have the actual discs inside smaller holders that unfold, with lots of artwork and images on them. They look really nice. TOS comes in similar hard shell cases but they literally split in half and the smaller insert rests in the middle of them. They're coloured yellow, blue and red, for the different seasons, and look amazing. Enterprise's box set are similar; they also split in half, but they're all silver colour with the blue inner boxes visible through the outer shell, like they're part of the warp core or something. I think these versions were released in the US as well, actually.
They've stopped doing these ones now, though. The current issue of box sets are all slim cardboard packaging, which I suppose is more convenient for storing them, but not nearly as cool.
I should take a photograph at some point. I've got the whole set of every series stacked up.
Please do. I would be interested in seeing that packaging.