At 2/1/13 06:44 AM, TheMaster wrote:
Didn't know the complete ones were in just in sleeves. They're the worst.
The complete series box sets are considered "budget" sets. I suppose they are a fair bit cheaper than buying all the individual series but it does mean you have to tolerate the cardboard sleeves. They do leave surface scratches on the discs when you first pull them out but I went through the entire original series with no effect on the playback. We're talking very minor surface scratches.
Next Generation has been a bit different. Each disc usually freezes for a few seconds at least (usually at most) once. So you basically have to put up with the disc freezing for a few seconds once every 4 episodes or something. Although I'm not convinced that's due to the scratches because some of these discs don't even have scratches. Part of me wants to blame my Xbox, which I'm using as the player. Next time I'll watch a disc on my PC and see if that makes a difference. It also seems like little specks of paint, or whatever you want to call it, from the cardboard sleeves end up on the disc. That might be the case. In which case I'd just need to wipe them down a little. It's a tad annoying but it's not enough for it to ruin the experience.
But yea, I'd much rather have them in the slim DVD cases.
Here's how the cardboard sleeves look. They hold 8 discs at most. In the picture, discs 1-4 are still folded over just so I could fit it in the shot. I reckon if people just carelessly yank the discs out, it could cause damage but since I bought these knowing about the potential damage to discs, I've tried to be careful with them. I'm actually tempted to remove all the discs and store them in something else, but that'd be a bit of a pain.