Porn Pros Network (3)
Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
||+Like NA/RK/Braz/BB, all networked sites are on the PornPros domain, and similarly all updates are mixed together in the main site. No extra logins required.
+Pornstar directory with headshots and rating
+Every model page links to all updates and has model bio info
+Every update comes with HQ imagesets and video screencaps, each downloadable in ZIPs.
+All videos downloadable in WMV or MPG, full or split, and in 1min HQ or LQ WMV clips.
+All videos are streamable in FLV, there is a stream window on the set main page (thus no extra clicks), and in split-file stream.
+All sets retain their date tag after coming off the main page.
+Can rate all scenes and movies.
+100% exclusive content
+All videos are tagged with genre, genres which can be browsed
+Downloads work with download managers
||-Sub par download speed
-Image gallery links are wacky (see bottom line)
-Like Braz, stupid ads on the MEMBERS page, and they boast about it. On the right is "PornPros plugs" to find a sex partner, some "tv" site, and some "chat" site, then of course there is a big ad for AdultFriendFinder at the bottom of the page. Buttons at the top for "Live Cams" and "Get Laid". Jesus, come on, not on the MEMBERS PAGE.
-The layout seems rather busy, and the ads are not a help
-The seem to miss a few updates on model pages. (e.g. there is a Freaks Of Cock set of Veronique Vega not listed on her model page)
-The search seems to miss a few updates for models. (e.g. a search for Veronique Vega also misses that same Freaks of Cock ep)
-Full update directory lacks date tags
-Videos and images watermarked
-Sub par resolution (512x288) for videos
-Videos have generic file names
-Sub par update schedule (about 1.25 updates/day)
-Too many one-and-dones
||Overall an OK site, certainly an enjoyable one and very comparable to Braz/NA/RK/BB in its nature, but the other sites do a better job in certain key areas. It does a lot of things well, sometimes better than the other network reality-based sites, but the negatives in these key areas just are a deal breaker if you are looking for a reality network.
So, the key areas?
*Update schedule - NA/Braz/RK are at 2 updates per day (average), while BB is at 2.33 updates per day (average).
*Ads on the MEMBERS page - I keep putting "MEMBERS" in caps because, jesus, you are paying the site to get access, and ads are meant to be something which generates revenue that would not otherwise be obtained from PAYING members. So putting it on the tour page is fair game, but not the members page. They are ads of the annoying type (cams / adultfriendfinder) and it makes an already busy page busier.
*No dates listed in the update directory (they are on the actual set pages, but I like to see them on the directory page as well)
*Site search / model pages miss a few sets for the particular model (refer to the Veronique Vega example in the cons)
*Too many one-and-dones - what I mean by this (as stated in the cons) is that too many of the girls do one scene and are done. I don't like when girls get too much focus (see Gianna Michaels on Brazzers and Bang Brothers), but I don't like it when girls just get the one-and-done treatment.
*One of their sites (Freaks Of Cock) is one of those ones where all the guys hold a 2 foot rubber dildo over their real package and the ejaculate is ridiculously excessive and probably a mixture of water, milk and flour. I hate these types of sites.
*Bad download speeds - speed spikes at 1MBps, but the average is like 300KBps from a visual approximation on my bandwidth meter/graph
*The image browsing is so odd. If you click "see all pictures" link on the set page you get the standard 25 thumbs/page with 7-10 pages worth of thumbs. But if you click the image thumbs above the link you get this terrible means of viewing pics, with only the ability to view 7 pictures ahead.
These are all key areas which make me look down upon PornPros, the biggest being the ads. Get rid of the ads and I'd bump up the score 5 points.
So where does PornPros best the competition?
1) they offer 1 minute split-scene clips of each scene, great for low bandwidth users.
2) they offer split scene streamed files
3) they show the weekly update calendar (showing which sites get updated on which days of the week)
The price is the same for PornPros as for other networks, so I suggest going with another network which doesn't have ads, has better update schedule, has better download speeds, etc. NaughtyAmerica, Reality Kings and BangBros fit the bid (Brazzers would too, but they have ads on their members page like PornPros).
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