I bit on the $10 per month offer and man am I regretting it. I haven't been here in a few years and boy have things changed (for the worse) under the new management.
Everything is now housed under the twistysnetwork portal. You can select a site and choose pics or vids or both to view. Sh*t immediately goes south after that. The page display only allows for 20 scenes. After that you can only advance 2 pages at a time (big problem with a site this large). Say you're on page 24 and you can click on a scene. After you're done you click the "back" button on your browser; PRESTO, you automatically get taken back to page one (a problem with a Flash driven sites with no internal site "back" and "forward" buttons). Now you get to keep on clicking two pages at a time to get back to the page you were on and repeat ad infinitum, ad nauseum. If you were screening under just pics or just vids it forgets that too. If you were on a particular subsite of Twistys sometimes it forgets that too.
Using the advanced navigation doesn't fix the problem and neither does switching browsers. The url specs in the browser only show that you're on a single page no matter what internal page you might be on so you can't manually override the "back to square one" problem either.
Postscript: The next day I finally figured a work around, you have to right click on a scene and open in a new tab (duh me). Still, why should I have to do this? It doesn't help that their regular search engine is crappola either. The inability to page jump on a site with so much content is still a pain.
Club17 advertises purchases may be made by gift card. For your money you get the normally free access, but no ability to download or stream. If you ask about this? The runaround starts for several emails over several days, then Club !7 refuses to answer any more email. This gift card deal is a gimmick to get you in the door, and then offer your credit card.
I'm happy to see that reason prevailed with the management of this website by creating a much better site name that won't attract the authorities.
As I said in another post, I was unwilling to have a porn site that calls itself Club Seventeen on my computer in any form. While it's very unlikely that my computer would ever be taken from me and searched by the authorities, can you imagine how hard it would be to convince them that Club seventeen does not contain child pornography. Child porn includes any person younger than 18 years who appears nude and/or in sexual situations.
Cloning the Club Seventeen site into a more generic name like Club Sweetheart was the right thing to do.
This site is OK if you like pics. They've got a pretty sizable collection and some of the guys are pretty hot (and surprisingly hung). Pic quality is OK (not super high res and not very artistically shot). The guys range from twinks to more buff & tatted types, but the max age seems to be about 25. There are very few videos on the site and some aren't even complete. Video file size varies and quality is pretty low. Bottom line: if you like pics, this isn't a bad site, and it's cool to see some new models you haven't already seen on other sites. But $28 is pretty steep for a collection of pics with almost no vids.
Dupe scenes have always been a fact of life with Videobox - with so much licenced repackaged stuff being posted, it's going to happen a lot, and it does. But when Videobox is posting Pornstar Power 2 on 12/11/14, and then posting Getting Slammed #2 on 12/12/14 - a DVD that dupes 2 scenes for the Pornstar Power DVD - that's just laziness on the level of "urp - I posted my DVD's of the day - time for a beer".
Site seems pretty good generally. Lots of content and some hot action (also with some variety in terms of model appearance and locations). It's kind of hard to cross reference the picture sets from the films, and vice versa, though. This is pretty annoying for people like me who like the pic sets at least as much as the videos. Biggest complaint I have is the cancellation process. You actually have to call a phone number and cancel, rather than doing it online, even though it initially appears you can cancel online. The person you speak to asks you what site you joined, why you want to cancel and will give you a stupid special offer pitch before you can be on your way. This kind of sucks in terms of privacy and is obviously meant to have people keep their memberships going longer than if they could easily cancel electronically. So if you don't feel like having to publicly acknowledge your porn viewing you may want to skip this one.
I've rejoined ATK as this is one of my favorite sites. As of today, I have experienced the server being down at least three times in the four days of my new membership. Never for long, but still unacceptable. Especially considering the content quality has slipped markedly recently while the price has actually increased. I can't even email customer service to complain because the email link to customer service is on the website, which is down. Arrrgh!
Advent, webmaster for ATK responds to my complaint below. Many thanks for the explanation for the server problems. And many venomous thoughts go to the individual(s) who launched the denial of service attacks on ATK.
The site is down again. Servers have been down all day. The problems have not been resolved permanently. This is very, very troubling.
Generally good content. Be aware that the download speed is extremely slow. I have a very good internet connection and you have to use to full day to download to movies. I gave up to download anymore than two movies and will never subscribe to this site again.
"A message from VideoBox: As part of an overall systems and server improvement, we will be retiring our old web site (known as "VB2") in early 2015. At that time we will also stop offering the WMV file format for downloads. The exact cutoff date is not yet known, but we expect it will be on or before February 1, 2015. For more information, please click here." http://www.videobox.com/wmv-removal
Strange! no HD access with trial membership. Only option was for standard definition. The whole point of a trial is that people can check the quality of the videos & sites, Thank god I didn't go in for a full membership.
Some recent thoughts on VB so you don’t have to endure another VB review from me…
The last time I had a VB membership I swore it was THE last time. I preferred the quality of niche sites over the all-you-can-eat-buffet approach offered at VB. But after 18 months without being a member there I opted to rejoin and see if anything had changed. I think they have (a bit) for the better.
The biggest difference now is that of the five daily updates two of them are in HD where before only one update per day was HD. You need to keep in mind that this is VB’s idea of HD and they use the term differently from others. The VB HD videos are 1280x720 and usually around 3500kb/s. That isn't bad, and I suppose it does meet the literal definition of HD but it isn't up to industry standards. Still, they have doubled the HD upload which means there is less SD uploaded. The SD stuff is 656x480 and 1200kb/s. That a standard not widely used for many years at niche sites but it’s important to note that VB has always been more about quantity than quality.
The bad news is that VB still relies heavily on repackaged compilations. Some scenes may appear on the site several times. I’ve seen the same scene uploaded twice in a few days on different DVDs. Usually the DVD titles will indicate that this is a compilation, and there are whole studios dedicated to it. Finally, there are several VB members who have an encyclopedic knowledge of both porn and VB and those members will often flag where and when that scene appears elsewhere on the site – and which version is better.
VB is good at what it does and it doesn’t pretend to be something that it isn't. It has a huge collection of DVDs (now almost 19,000) and at such a low price I can’t see why anyone would use tube sites instead of VB. VB has always offered a good way to get access to a broad range of porn. They still upload ‘classics’ from the 1980s and 1990s.
It seems like when i joined the site that was maintained really badly and had shady mechanisms in place but it turns out that when i registered it was during oan ongoing ddos attack of some sort and so my comment was based on these troubles. The site should not be blamed anymore but i will describe what happened anyways.
The first 5 days the server would boot me after downloading 5 - 10 movies . i would get constant error 503/504s (they basically blocked my ip from being able to view their site) for 20 minutes even after i was finished downloading.
and than i was promised the trouble was fixed and instead they have now throttled my download speeds (from 3.5 Mb/sec) to 150 kb/sec..
they advertise as no download limits and no other site has ever done this to me so i feel its not somethign that should be expected... I would understand if they throttled my speed to 50% but down to 5% of my top speed is pretty bad.
They should change their advertisements to reflect the download speed limitations as its pretty blatant false advertising
Their collection is great and vast but who cares when they are so restrictive on your downloading. If they cant handle high download speeds they shouldnt try or pretend to. Its very frusrtating that such a highly regarded site has such shady mechanisms in place.
EDITED 2: Everything has been working without any problems for the last couple of days so it looks like it was just a matter of bad luck by registering during the atttack on their website... since i have had no more problems though.... just like to let people know that my experience was based on my first week of subscription and it seems like it was just really bad time to register during the attacks.
I would definitely reccomend this site now if you are one of those people that likes sites with a lot to choose from..
FINAL EDIT: Since the DDOS attack ended i have had absolutely no problems with this site.. no limitations and no server errors.. it truly was just bad timing
I was also given a free 2 week pass to ATKPremium for the server troubles during the few days that they were attacked..
Occasionally, Met-Art deletes the photo sets of some models.
I assume this is probably done at the request of the model.
But I found that one photo set of the model named Anita C at Met-Art has been deleted.
The photo set is named "Chariye", originally posted 2014-04-26.
Anita C has plenty of other sets at Met-Art (and Femjoy and MPL Studios and many other sites), so I don't know what the reason would be for deleting this particular set.
The review says no download info found but there is a download limit. Its buried in the terms and conditions on the first page. It states the limit is 25GB. I'm pretty sure I was blocked at a much lower level for 24 hours. After the 24 hours, I started downloading again, paying attention to the file sizes and was blocked at about 9GB.
Yesterday I decided to spend some money on this site and to be honest I'm quite surprised by what I could find until now. There are a lot of let's say not so pretty matures but some of the older ladies make me go wow!
Guess I will need some extra time to be able to write a review that is honest but one thing is clear to me already. I wanted to find some IMHO cool content that I saw one free sites within the last few years but as there is no real search except for some niches it's hard to find these gems instead I came across some hot ladies from the UK which is fine too!
The newer content seems to be much better in terms of quality but as written above please allow me some time to finish my review.
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