HDN Abbreviations List

Naughtius Maximus

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This list was created to help those who are unsure what a particular abbreviation (initialism) stands for.

Common HDN Abbr.:
3D/2D
= Three-dimensional/Two-dimensional
BBY= Best Buy Exclusive
BD = Blu-ray Disc
CD = Compact Disc
CS = Customer Service
DC = Digital Copy
DCEU = DC Extended Universe
DMR = Disney Movie Rewards
DVD = Digital Versatile Disc
EE = Extended Edition
EMS = Express Mail service
FMV = Fair Market Value
FS = Full Slip / For Sale / Futureshop (CA Store)
FT = For Trade
G1 = Relates to DVD size Steelbooks (most popular in France?)
G2 = Relates to Blu Ray size Steelbooks (most popular Worldwide)
GB = Group Buy
GITD = Glow In the Dark
HD DVD = High-Definition/Density Digital Versatile Disc (discontinued)
HDN = Hi Def Ninja
IP = Ironpack
IWWT = In Wreck We Trust
LD = Laserdisc
LE = Limited Edition
Lenti = Lenticular
LS = Lenticular Slip
MCU = Marvel Cinematic Universe
MoC = Masters of Cinema (UK)
Mod = Moderator
OC = One Click
OAB = Only at Blufans
OCD = Describes a person who has extremely high standards
OOP = Out of Print
OOS = Out of stock
OP = Original Poster (#1 post)
Pic = Picture
PM = Private Message
PP = Paypal
RM = Royal Mail (UK Postal Service)
ROW = Rest of World
SAL = Surface; Air Lifted (JP Postal service)
SB = Steelbook
TBA = To Be Announced
TBC = To Be Confirmed
TBD = To Be Determined
UHD - Ultra High Definition
USPS = United States Postal Service
UV = Ultraviolet
VAT = Value Added Tax (Generates money for the government)
VHS - Video Home System
VMB = Viva Metal Box
WEA = World Exclusive Art
WTB = Want to Buy
WTT = Want to Trade
WWA = Worldwide Art
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

General Words:
J-Card = Backer Card or Sheet that is wrapped around a sealed steelbook.
Jumbo = G2 sized steelbook that is fatter (double thickness).
Spine = Area of Steelbook that connects the front cover and back cover together

Stores / Online Retailers:
BB = Best Buy (Instore + Online)
BF = BluFans (Online)
CM = CineMuseum (Online)
EB = EverythingBlu (Online)
eBay = Echo Bay (Online)
ES = Entertainment Store (Online)
FA = FilmArena (Instore + Online)
FNAC = Fédération Nationale d’Achats des Cadres (Instore + Online)
FS = Futureshop (Instore + Online)
HDZ = HDZeta (Online)
HMV = His Master's Voice (Instore)
jbhifi.com = John Barbuto High fidelity (Instore + Online)
jsdvd.com = Jung's Digital Versatile Disc (Online)
ML = MantaLab (Online)
MM = Media Markt (Instore + Online)
NM = NovaMedia (Online)
PA = PlainArchive (Online)
YA = Yesasia (Online only)

Home Theater - Audio / Video / Technical:
DTS = Digital Theater Systems
HDMI = High-Definition Multimedia Interface
WS = Widescreen

General Internet Abbr.:
AFAIK = As Far As I know
AKA = Also Known As
BTW = By the Way
DNR = Did Not Read
FYI = For Your Information
GTFO = Get the F*** Out
IMHO = In My Honest Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
IRL = In Real Life
LMK = Let Me Know
LMAO = Laughing my Arse Off
LOL = Laugh out Loud
NP = No Problem
PITA = Pain in the Arse
ROFL = Roll on Floor Laughing
SMH = Shake My Head
TBH = To Be Honest
TY = Thank You
WTF = What the F***
WTH = What the Hell
YW = You're Welcome

Feel free to suggest any abbreviations/words that you think need to be added to the list.
 

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dv8mad

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Oct 9, 2012
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Japansylvania
Since we have other shipping methods there, I would like to add SAL as I typically use it when shipping outside Japan.

SAL = Surface; Air Lifted (It's ground shipping in each country, but air in between.)
 

severo

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Jul 4, 2013
3,892
Vienna / Austria
OOP = Out Of Print

OCD = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (here: used for members who are extremely picky in terms of 100% mint and pristine steelbook condition)

DNIRWOBISOAZ = Damn Now I Really Want One But It's Sold Out At Zavvi.
 
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wjasoncul

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Dec 11, 2012
3,602
MS, USA
Not sure this applies to SteelBooks but it can be found in the deal threads

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

Means that you may not experience the same thing in your store due to a different type of sale or different stock levels.
 

Naughtius Maximus

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Since we have other shipping methods there, I would like to add SAL as I typically use it when shipping outside Japan.

SAL = Surface; Air Lifted (It's ground shipping in each country, but air in between.)
Thanks for the reply Sam, I'll add SAL to the list. Question for you - if i send you a package which company delivers it once it arrives in Japan?

Not sure this applies to SteelBooks but it can be found in the deal threads

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

Means that you may not experience the same thing in your store due to a different type of sale or different stock levels.
Firstly thanks for the reply - I'll get that added. FYI this list is open to ALL collectable areas, not just steelbooks :)

Hey buddy, you forgot PITA:hilarious:
Don't push me Rick, I'll add your name next to it! :p