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Current Member for over 1 year (at the time of review).
||+100% exclusive content
+Long list of network sites organizing content by type
+New updated layout makes it very easy to see new additions to the network
+HiRes caps are available for scenes
+Site is friendly to dial-up users as all movies are offered in split files, with choices of HQ or LQ.
+All movies offered as MPG or WMV
+Older movies are still are very high quality
+Newer scenes offer non-split file download.
+Superb download speeds
+PlatinumFeeds DVD archive site provided as bonus. I love this bonus site, ridiculous amount of DVDs on their site, although you can't download them by conventional means, have to use a stream downloader, and the movies are not split.
+Continuous creation new network sites (see cons also).
+List of upcoming scenes provided with expected date of arrival
+You can download that controversial scene with Courtney Simpson where she is wearing her ASU cheerleader uniform, although the hi-res images blur the ASU text.
||-No organization by performer over all sites like other network sites offer (RealityKings, BangBros, Brazzers, etc.). You have to go through every site to find stuff.
-Update schedule not great (~1 scene/day), but has improved over time
-Some of the network sites use the very old layout (which is like night compared to day when compared to the newer layout)
-While they have a long list of network sites more than half of them have not seen an update in a long time (2007, and sometimes even 2006)
-Mixture of video standards. Oldest content only available as 320x240MPG, newer movies offered in non-standard 5:4 resolutions (450x300, 360x240), older content available in standard 640x480 and 320x240, while some videos are stretched 720x480. Rather annoying.
-Older content only offered in split files, no joined file available
-Watermarks are on all videos
-Continuous creation of new network sites detracts from updating older network sites.
-Site directory does not list last-update text.
||Overall it is a decent purchase, although I wouldn't recommend holding on to it for anymore than a month at a time. All the downloads have no DRM and they never remove any content (as evidenced by the fact that they never removed the controversial scene with Courtney Simpson and her ASU uniform), so you might as well just buy a month here and there, like I do. $29.95 is expensive in my book, but you get more than you would with DVD sites because 100% of the content is exclusive.
If you have never had meatmembers membership before, you have not missed much and you are joining at the best time. All the content is the same and they just keep updating the site for the better, improving the layout immensely. The current layout is the best it has ever been - it is easily navigated and you can see when content was added to the site and keep track of new additions. Back in the day there was no list of recent additions. You had to go through every one of their 30-some sites and check for new additions manually, and at that time the layout on each network site did not list dates, or a nice thumbnail layout like you will find now. If you want to know what I mean, if you join MeatMembers goto the Meatholes site. That site still maintains the very old layout, where you have like 20 pages (where there is no page directory, but a set of back and forward page buttons), and each page has 5 scenes per page where you scroll down these excessively long pages to view the preview images of the scenes. All the scenes are titles like "Scene #103", "Scene #104", etc. No dates. That was the dark days of this site. You pretty much had to write down the last scene number you saw.
Later updates to the site added a new additions list but missed a lot of new additions, still requiring users to go through all 30-some network sites to find additions they missed.
However, even with the improvements you will still find yourself going through all the network sites (you get used to it eventually). The last con I listed "Site directory does not list last-update text", is important. Even though the layout has been updated and you get to see all the recent additions, there is no text anywhere showing you when the network sites were last updated. So you have no clue if a site was last updated 2 years ago or yesterday without visiting it manually. So I still find myself going through all the 30-40 some network sites to see if I missed updates.
And this is why I put MeatMembers in the "average" category. There is a lot of things it can improve upon:
1) update the layout on some of their network sites which have not been updated to the most recent (e.g. MeatHoles)
2) list the last updated date under each network site
3) provide videos in standard 4:3 resolutions
4) standardize resolutions (too many different standards available)
5) remaster oldest content
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