I just found out there is a 2GB download limit (at least during the trial period).
The following message appeared on my screen:
Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
"You have exceeded the bandwidth you are allotted per day. Each member is allotted 2 gigabyte's per 12 hours. This is to ensure that bandwidth is more even around for all members to download at fast speeds all the time. If you feel that this has been a mistake, or that your username/password have been cracked or stolen please contact us at: email@example.com and we will look into this and see if your username has been compromised."
Note: after exceeding the limit, you can't even connect to the site anymore! Given the fact that there is no notice whatsoever about this limitation, I think this is rather cheeky. Maybe the TBP staff could add this to the site description?
I've been a member for about 6 months now. The product is unique and enjoyable. As the reviewer noted it can easily get expensive.
The software is free. They make money by selling shows which they call cards. A card consists of 15-20 individual clips all of the same model in the same costume. Each clip is from 15 seconds to about 3 minutes in length. Some clips are fully clothed. Some clips are strip tease. Some start naked. Some have props like a dance pole. Typically, they will hire one model to create 5-6 cards during a 2-3 day recording session. They release about 5 new cards every week. Most cards are solo acts, but they have a few pairs.
There are a variety of ways to buy cards. A subscription will get you a random choice of cards each week, not simply the newest. This is the cheapest per card, but you have no choice. The most expensive way to get cards is to buy them at full price, $2 per. There is a middle ground. All cards eventually rotate through a demo area where you can sample some short fully clothed clips and buy the cards a half price. I've bought most of my cards through the demo route.
One of the other comments here was that customer service is nonexistent. That's not quite right, but it is not very responsive. However, the forum on the web site has very helpful moderators. Before you spend a lot of money, visit the forum and read some of the message threads. The web site also lists all the available models and shows so you can get a good idea of what's out there.
Over the years, they have improved the technical quality of the cards. The original cards were 480p of vertical resolution. These are now essentially obsolete, but some "best of" collections are still available as "classic" cards. The oldest regular cards are 720p. For the past 2 years all cards were recorded in 1080p. These start at about card 600. However, they were released at 720p. Since about card 900, all new cards have been released at both 720 and 1080. They are now reediting and rereleasing the cards between 600 and 900 in 1080p. They claim and the newest cards have been recorded at about 1600p and that they will be releasing 1600p versions of those cards real soon now.
Other than improving the resolution of the cards, they have been very slow to add new features. The web forum is full of requests and recommendations for improving the product, but very little seems to have been done over the 6 month's I've been present. However, as a software developer myself, I must admit that adding new functions and testing them is time consuming. It is clear to me that they have a very limiting software development staff.
The software essentially presents clips (not cards) in random order. It is possible to make playlists of selected cards to control what you see, but not much more. However, there is third-party software that will let you create multi-clip shows to more exactly suit your tastes.
In recent months they have been splitting their photo sets up in to 2 or 3 parts so instead of a complete photo set every day you now only get a half or third of a photo set for your daily update and usually have to wait 1 to 2 weeks to complete the set. A disappointing development for one of my once favourite sites.
The MindGeeks (Twistys parent company) VP decided to screw over the runner up of the Treat of the Year contest and make the 5th place finisher runner up because they want to completely change Twistys into just another blah boy/girl site.
They've already shrunk updates from 3 photo sets and 2 videos a day down to 2 and 1 and the quality seems to be dropping off. They still advertise 3 and 2 updates, so they are engaging in illegal false advertising and have done so for a couple months now.
If you're thinking of joining Twistys for hot models in glamor style solo and girl/girl shoots, well that may only be historical content going forward. The slimeball VP who is now in charge is determined to change the site into generic boy/girl site so don't expect a lot of new traditional Twistys content going forward. These slimeballs also run Brazzers and other sites and have ZERO respect for customers, models and everyone who works for them.
Twistys, (but soon to be not as we currently know it?)
Well it would appear that Mindgeek has decided to make some (dodgy) moves with Twistys.
This all started with the leaking of the TOTY winners followed by the revelation that the runner up was not going on the TOTY trip (replaced by one of the other contestants) as in previous years (and the further developments that this had been mandated by parent company management).
This all caused an uproar on the forums which then resulted in the link to the forums being taken away from the members site. Since this has happened, the manager of the site who took over in the running from Shap after it sold has left (fired?).
This is all addition to the various site malarky that has occured recently:
- the drop in updates (yet they still advertise 3 galleries and 2 videos a day)
- the removal of advance search
- the replacement of their entire photo retouching team
There are rumours that they will no longer be shooting solo-only models. Shap has even popped up on the forums wondering what the hell is going on...
The PU/TBP link shows a signup price of $44.99 per month and $149.99 for one year. Looks like the special price shown on TBP has been withdrawn. They still offer the 2 day free trial that converts to $44.99 per month on day 3. They also still offer 3 months for $89.99.
Holy Mackerel - why did I join this site - again? Oh, because those Playboy-dudes still have some of the best looking models - and normally I do not mind that softer material.
But the way they - now - do the videos get me close to a nervous breakdown.....fast, fast clips - like in a trailer....the moment you get a fine view of the model, they cut - fast, fast fast...and it goes on and on and on.
Guys: Slow down....."give the singer some" (quote Jim Morrison) - Lol.
Since DDF seems to differ slightly from what I found to be very easy with other sites, I thought I'd post a question here on how other users/members do.
What I basically prefer to do is this: find a scene, download it together with a "cover" image, and store them together in a separate folder. This way its easy for me to browse through scenes by the cover images using a mediastreamer connected to a tv.
On first impression DDF seems to be exemplary: an excellent "cover" image showing not only the scene name and the performers but also the site name.
But when adding videofiles into a download manager, and downloading each "cover" images separately, its neither easy nor exemplary to me: the image found on the download page has no file name which relates to the downloaded scene, and can differ slightly from those "cover" images presented when browsing for scenes. The image found on the download page is both smaller in size and can be less informative.
So far I found it to be less than enjoyable manually renaming files/sorting out which image goes with which videofile.
Am I missing something? How do other users do when organizing their downloaded content from DDF network sites?
This site, and it's network, was once a great place before ownership changed. They now engage in the shady practice of throttling download speed during various times of the day, that is to say they intentionally and with malice aforethought slow down your speed, even to less than 100 kb/s at times. Of course the motive being to save bandwidth and increase profit. Before you ask, yes I checked this out thoroughly to make sure it wasn't me. For instance, I downloaded simultaneously form Met-Art and this site; Met had my normal speed, OBJ was drastically slower. I did join through TBP discount, perhaps it's only us. But I'll never know, because after I rip the whole site by downloading day and night, I will never join this or any of their sites again.
I was told I'd get a reply back within 24 hours.
Well, it's been longer than three days. Nothing back.
However, The basis of my inquiry had to do with my interest in joining this site (Only Silk and Satin)
The only drawback is my intense dislike for pantyhose!
In fact, anything that remains leg cover throughout the entire scene.
I had asked if I could purchase the same subscription without the bulk of the model's screwing up the whole shoot with any form of fabric covering the thighs.
Have not been here for quite a while - but the main reason for joining once again are loss of former material - due to external breakdown.
Generally the ups here are the different way of shooting vids - compared to most other main sites - it's got a certain touch of libido and foreplay that a lot of those other top/mainsites miss - and there are some not so well known French models with a different attitude.
And a large number of material.
The downs are too many models that would (probably) not turn your head in the street....
BTW: The join gets you to some French billing co. - not comfortable with that - but after a couple of hits I got to Epoch - and just cancelled the rebill - and got a corfirmation after a couple of minutes......
Over 2 weeks on the site I've seen no updates. I sent a message to their support about some bad links and haven't received a reply.
I'm using Safari on a Mac and the interview videos are either duplicates of some of the regular videos or invalid links. The interview videos do not match the thumbnail images on the interview pages. I suspect someone did a sloppy job setting up the interview pages, but why haven't they fixed it?
It's been almost a month now and no updates. No replies to my support requests either. I'm about to drop my membership and it is unlikely I'll join this site again.
Teen Models is still posting almost daily picture updates, but they haven't put up any new vids since Dec 27(2013). Are the Webmasters on some kind of extended holiday vacation? Or are they no longer intending to put up videos, at all?
Over the last few months, they've gone from posting two video updates per week (Monday & Friday)to just one on Friday...and now it seems they've gone down to none at all. Too bad, b/c in the past they've given us some of the hottest single girl/masturbation video content out there, and now their best selling point seems to be fading away completely.
I was getting ready to join again, but if they're no longer going to post new videos, then much of the "draw" is gone(for me, at least), and I'm pretty much no longer interested.
I hate to give up on one of my all-time favorites, but I may just have to be content with staying with the many other websites out there that can give me what I'm looking for. Just sayin'...
Unlike other sites that offers easy cancellations through a billing processor or onsite with just 2 pieces of information, playboy.tv requires people to contact the billing processor through a toll free number, a live chat that doesn't work or email(which who knows when they will respond within the 2 day trial period).
On the plus side, I wasn't put on hold while calling the toll free number. Having to call a number to cancel is just bad practice.
Here's hoping this message will get to the webmasters.
Because I'm such a passionate fan of Aria Giovanni, for that reason alone I would plunk down whatever it takes to see her videos that are featured on a given site. Getting all the other bonuses that goes with her stuff is just icing.
But Aria has created a problem that exist not only elsewhere but also on DDF Network that's drastically changed all that.
The following will explain what I mean .........
The woman has developed an inordinate obsession with her tits. Over 90% of her videos anymore are rife with her fondling them even beyond Ad nauseam.
Even for tit-lovers its bound to wear on them.
All the other fabulous anatomical gifts she should use is wantonly wasted because of her seemingly endless, digital lifting, squeezing, pushing together, nipple pinching, rolling, or any other thing one can think of a woman can do with her boobs.
Whatever happened to her bumps and grind and sundry other wildly erotic writhing and hip thrusting. Hell, who wants to see tits when she can do so much more with her other equipment?
Another thing I'll pass along while I'm so ticked-off:
Her recent sharp increase in lesbian roles is also becoming serious scene stealers.
That, and all her mammary-calisthenics are taking up so much celluloid that her great, unmatched legs and ass action is falling by the wayside.
Tell the woman this tit thing has got to be bothering a large segment of guys out there, who, like me, are sick and tired of looking at the dammed things.
I'm afraid they've gone too far for us - successive scenes with anal is just too much. We've cancelled membership. A real shame, this was a nice site, but they've obviously decided to change their target audience, and we're not part of it.
I happened on a truly amazing deal on a 30-day join to the DDF Network. Unfortunately, I was much less excited by the download speed I'm experiencing. I'm downloading at 265 kb/second at DDF Network. That's so slow that I had to do a test, so I downloaded a vid from Twisty's, which downloaded at 2.5 mb/second.
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