View Full Version : DVD vs CD Ratio

John G.
09-14-2006, 04:33 PM
I had to sell off a bulk of my DVD collection a while back, so I'm in the process of rebuilding, but today I was curious to see what the ratio of DVDs to CDs was in my collection. These days I buy CDs almost exclusively, so I kind of knew it would be a bit lop-sided, but I'm surprised at how much of a difference there was...





That's about a 1:7 or 1:8 ratio. :eek:

Anyone else have these numbers handy? I'm pretty obsessive when it comes to my collection and while DVDAF is rather common among collectors, I wonder if anyone else took the time to type out their CD collection, alphabeticized and in chronological order within each artist.

Matt A
09-14-2006, 04:38 PM
I don't know the cold, hard facts but I would say this:

500+ DVDs

400+ CDs

250+ VHS

I have no idea what kind of ratio that is. 1:1.85?

Scott Ruhl
09-14-2006, 04:58 PM
Rough estimate:

DVDs - 350+

CDs - 250+

That's not counting burned or copied CD's which would bring the numbers closer to 500-600. I don't burn movies. Yet.

Josh S
09-14-2006, 05:06 PM
DVDs - 100 (maybe)
CDs - 500

jeff henry
09-14-2006, 05:38 PM
This is a guestimate since i'm at work and can't count my stuff at the moment...

DVDs: about 200 (including discs that survived my apartment fire two years ago)

CDs: somewhere around 650

8-TRACKS: 1 (Bob Dylan's "Planet Waves" on Asylum Records... i don't know why i still keep this thing - but it's neat to see that it's not on Columbia...)

Chad Haden
09-14-2006, 06:35 PM
dvds - 100+
cds - 700+

William R.
09-14-2006, 06:50 PM
DVDs - I've got 1,877 logged into Excel, but there's a good 200+ I haven't thrown in there yet.

CDs - I'm probaby down to about 1300 (I'm ripping and selling off the dust collectors). I used to buy a lot of music, but now I rarely do. It'll probably stay around this total for years to come and probably just get less. I have close to double that amount on my computer. Outside of a few releases here and there, there's not much I feel like shelling out my cash for.

I'm the reason the RIAA is shitting themselves. ;)

paul h.
09-14-2006, 06:51 PM
i just quick counted my stuff.
2100+ DVDs
1200+ CDs
500 VHS
300 Laserdisc
700 Vinyl LPs
300 7"45s
500 cassettes
2500+ books
700+ cd-rs of my own music stuff (each different).

am I mentally ill?

paul h.
09-14-2006, 06:52 PM
William, maybe we are related?

William R.
09-14-2006, 06:55 PM
It's possible.

My vinyl outnumbers my CD's by a great amount and if I buy anything I find I buy the spinning black (or colored!) circles.

Matt A
09-14-2006, 06:56 PM
Oh, I also have about 20 Super8 reels.

New ratio - 1:1.87:5:12:1.899:2.60

paul h.
09-14-2006, 07:21 PM
Crap. I forgot about my boxes of stuff in storage and down at the recording facility. It's way out of hand.

Bård Haugland
09-15-2006, 10:10 AM
CD'S: 60+
LP: 7
DVD: 220+