Seventeen Video (0)
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
||The higher quality vids are pretty good at >2000kbps.
Subject material excellent - I'm personally a big fan so I cannot fault it.
Some vintage stuff from the '70s etc on the site also.
Updates only ONE video per week - look to be at highest available quality.
||Club Seventeen have literally thousands of DVD's across a number of series. Unfortunately - on this site you don't get access to more than a fraction of them.
Example: Teeners from Holland, has over 100 editions but on this site you get access to FOUR....yes "4". So, only around 5% per cent of the vids are available at 2000kbps. All the others - yes 95% (!) are at a measly 600 kbps - not even worth bothering with - although a few are at 960kbps.
No option for full DVD downloads.
||Even with only around 25 DVD's worth downloading - at 2 hours each on average, that makes for around 50 hours of teen heaven for 30 Euros - not bad really. So it's worth joining for the one month.
I'll leave it for 12 months until I rejoin - by then another 50 or so of their collection, should be available at the decent resolution of 2000 kbps - making the effort worthwhile.
Also, downloading is a bit of a hastle - the number of scenes each DVD is split into is too large for it not to be a pain in the ass - typically each vid is split into 10 - 15 micro-scenes.
This can also be a little misleading given the editing style of some of the series' whereby 4 or 5 "activities" are shown occurring simultaneously - so being selective as to which scenes you download can leave you with incomplete scenes essentially.
Better would be to allow the full download in one go.
Finally, before updating with new titles each week, perhaps they should concentrate on making the existing titles available at the highest resolution. When only 5% of the vids you look closer at, are at a decent resolution, it becomes very annoying.
Having joined again after 6 months, they are clearly adding a new full DVD (90 minutes) each week....all at around 2MBps bitrate - which is OK.
Must say I still love this stuff...and paying 30 Euros (around $40) for 26 DVD's each 6 months is is no problem for me.
As the proportion of Higher Quality stuff is now increasing rapidly, I have increased the score accordingly.
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