Club Red Light (1)
Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
||+Associated HQ images with every movie, also available in ZIP downloads
+High and Low quality flash streams as well as High and Med and Low windows media downloads for all movies (although the very old additions are lacking such options, having only flash streaming)
+Pornstar directory with headshots
+HQ videos are 480p, no substandard resolutions here
+Video directory maintains date tags beneath each update
+Some nice bonus feeds through msquredfeeds (dot com)
+Good download speeds
+Updates tagged with genres (genres which can be browsed by the menu on the side of the page)
+iPod downloads for newer updates
+If the girl featured in the update has other available updates they will be listed at the bottom of the page (otherwise you just get a random list)
||-The windows media downloads are DRM protected. Yes, the DRM is like the VideosZ DRM, in that they removed it but didn't (i.e. unlimited license with no login), but it still makes them playable only in WMP
-You get a bunch of network sites, all of which require a secondary login, but they all host the same movies on the main network page
-Pornstar directory not delineated by letter, all letters together on 19 pages
-All non-exclusive content. Movies are ripped from DVDs you might find on VideoBox/VideosZ. Moreover, the downloads are not named with the movie title, they are just generically named.
-Watermarked videos and images
-Too many mouse clicks for streaming - click movie page, click hi/lo, click OK, click play
-Video directory only 12 updates per page (see BL)
-Future updates page is blank
-Silent tranny updates (see BL)
-Terrible update schedule, and updates only on weekdays (see BL)
-No site search
||An awful site. Yeah it is better than the majority of porn sites out there, but considering the sites that ClubRedlight is competing against (NaughtyAmerica, Brazzers, etc.), the site is a damn shame.
How do I know they are competing?
1) price - $25/mo
2) video titles - they dont label videos with the DVDs they are actually from, just giving them generic names
4) network setup with appealing names for the network sites
If trying to compete with the big boys, you better have an excellent site. If you don't have a good site (which is the case here) then there better be some compelling reasons to join, like cheap membership rate (strike), highly exclusive content (strike) tons of download options (strike), super site search (strike). There better be some key things that the site must avoid, like DRM or relics of DRM (strike) and watermarks (strike).
And by strike I mean, swing and a miss, you did it wrong. Six strikes, that's two outs. There are a few more strikes that I can find to make it three...haha.
They do so much wrong while trying to compete with the big boys, namely the fact that its all non-exclusive content the majority of which can be found on VideoBox, that it makes the site a must-miss.
"See BL" comments:
*Every better network site I visit I get video directories with like 20, 25, or more updates per page. ClubRedLight puts 12 in 2 columns of 6. It makes for a longer and thinner page. It is also worth noting that the thumbs they use in the directory are huge, taking up valuable space that could be used to list more udpates. So there are 2,145 updates (as of Feb 27, 2009), 12 per page makes it 179 pages. If they went to 20 per page there would only be 108 pages, 30 would be at 72, 40 would be at 54, and 50 would be at 43. Basically, by using 12 they are putting themselves in the class of sites which use smaller numbers to make their archives look larger than they actually are.
*Silent tranny updates...what I mean by this is that they just add updates without proper description. The Feb 27, 2009 update is titled: "Karina is a tricky little slut" and the picture looks like a guy with a girl doggy style, but it is a tranny update. I can understand if there is a tranny network site, but I can't seem to find a particular one dedicated to tranny. There are only 22 tranny vids, so its not overkill, but today's update was a reminder that there are tranny vids on the site.
*The update schedule is the pits. 287 updates added between Feb 27, 2008 and Feb 27, 2009, for an average of a little under 0.8 updates per day. For $25/mo you should just stick with the big boys that offer 2 or more updates per DAY (NA/RK/Braz/etc.). Also worth noting that as of recent they don't even update on weekends...wow.
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