Current Member for over 3 months (at the time of review).
||- Most likely the internet's biggest site, as of 4-28-09 has 6,235 DVDs, should eclipse 35,000 scenes later today.
- Recent additions of new studios has improved their model coverage, with dozens of videos from European studios.
- Quality, though varying, on DVD quality files is well above average
- Five full DVDs per day
- 10 month membership for DVD quality for $99
- Though there are search engine problems, they do allow studio search, which usually is good enough for me to find what I like.
- Covers most fetishes at least to some degree, have a breakdown in the BL
||- Those new premium channels have already pissed me off. One of my favorite "classic" actresses is Taylor Hayes, I did a search for her to find to my surprise 18 scenes of the lovely, leggy goddess, clicked her name to start downloading only to find out ALL 18 scenes were on the Vivid premium channel. That is how you piss a customer off.
- No matter how hard I try, I will never be able to get all the content from here that I want because the search engine does have problems and will give example in BL.
||Videobox to me is at the point where everyone wants to be, but once they get there they realize there is only one way to go and that is down.
They do everything they promise, 5 new DVDs per day, very good quality, I've seen videos from here with bitrates as high as 5,000 and resolution as high as 720.
While talking to a friend about porn, I mentioned the deal you get when you join videobox and I think it was pretty well taken. Imagine going to a store, maybe a video store and they hand you a box with 150 porn DVDs in it and say you can have it for $15. I really don't know many guys that would pass that up, and that is what you get with a videobox subscription. A total of 150 new DVDs per month for $15, and you throw in the oh by the way, you also get access to 6,200 other DVDs too.
If I was a strictly video lover, this would be the only site I would need to join to get those. It is kind of like having an adult video store in your computer.
My one major complaint is the search engine. A good example will use my favorite porn model Eve Angel. Eve rarely appears on DVDs and most are from early in her career, but here are my search results for her on videobox.
Eve Angel search shows 10 scenes.
Actual Eve Angel scenes out of those 10 results was FIVE.
So there was five search results that were not Eve Angel. Now lets add to this, Eve, earlier in her career went by the name Severine, and on a very rare occasion as Seurine. There probably are plenty of fans out there who do not know that she went by those names since many didn't know she did hardcore scenes early in her career under a different name. So, I search the most common spelling as Severine, and get 0 results. I search the rare spelling of Seurine and get 2 results, and both are Eve Angel.
All of her videos on videobox that are hardcore have 5 stars, it would look like to me that someone on their site would at least take the time to move those 2 rare ones under her Eve Angel name, other sites have that have those clips, so VB should as well.
Fetishes and new studios they have added. The great work of Viv Thomas and Private studios now have a combined 113 DVDs on the site now, these are almost exclusively European actresses and that means around 550 new(er) Euro scenes.
Fetish content adds 75 BDSM DVDs, 30 Handjob DVDs, 69 Tranny DVDs, 20 Older (GILF) DVDs, 40 Femdom DVDs and 228 non-specific Fetish DVDs.
I just think VB has set the bar so high that they open themselves to criticism that other sites won't face. My main point in my bottom line is that a 94 might be too low, they do everything they say and with the addition of the varied studios are getting some rare DVDs that are even hard to buy from the actual studios.
If that search engine was better, not so much the engine itself, just the naming of models, this site would probably receive a 4-5 point raise from me and if they didn't tease me with those premium channels, I would probably go 100. Highly recommended!
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