I've got a collection of nearly 1300 SD-DVDs and 150+ BDs. I'm curious about what people consider to be the best replacement cases you can get (single double, triple, quad, thinkpak double, etc. I think pluck hubs
are about the best. At least from what I've seen in ordering by mail, push button hubs like amaray (yinyang) and other cheap designs allow the disc to pop loose very easily. I've received Warner/Paramount movies in pluck hub cases where half the hub was shattered but the disc was still right where it belonged!! What I don't understand is why it's bloody impossible to get this type of case. There have been a few random titles from other studios that use them, but it seems to be primarily a Warner/Paramount thing on SD. Viva Elite seems to sell the blu-ray cases with pluck hubs, but there's no source that I'm aware of for SD ones. If i weren't for the size of the cover art, I'd probably consider a complete switch to those BD cases.
The one other type of case that I've seen that seems a little better than Amaray isn't really available either. I don't have a pic, but I believe one of the sites linked in that old sticky referred to them as "Mercedes" or some such. They have a 3 piece hub, and I've never seen a double disc case made with them. Some places have similar designs, but often cheaply made. I've seen some decent double disc trays with PS2/PS3 like hubs.
There also seems to be a serious lack of decent thinpak cases. Again, the best ones seem to be those with pluck hub design, but nobody sells them. Every thinpak case I've bought was flimsy with cheapy hubs. I found 1 awesome type of slim double case (Nexpak maybe?) with sturdy 3 piece hubs, but they were like 9mm thick instead of 7 so they wouldn't fit in the TV show boxes where I needed replacement cases. I thought I got them from usplastic.com but they don't list them anymore. Half the Law & Order seasons that actually have thinpak cases came with broken hubs, whether I bought them at Walmart or ordered from Amazon!
Nexpak makes great multi-disc cases (Versapak). They have pluck hubs, but they're all thick. Are there any really good multi-disc (3,4,5,6) cases that are single width?
Yeah, maybe I'm a little OCD about my discs. Aren't we all? If/when I move, or I reorganize things, I don't want to find a bunch of goddamn floaters when I start putting my collection back on the shelves though. I also worry about the real cheap cases scratching my discs. I've seen paper sleeves and plastic binder pages simply ruin discs. Why not poorly designed cases?