FTV Girls (5)
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
||- Long overdue re-review of one of the internet's best known porn sites. Originally rated a 91.
- The newest videos are 1440x1080 with hefty 8000 bitrates, also available in a much smaller 352x240 resolution and a middle ground 720x480 resolution version.
- Pictures have been upgraded to 1600 long end, older pictures range from 1052 to 1280 long end. All are downloadable in zips.
- Site runs very fast for me. I consistently get 20% higher speed on downloads than my average download speed.
- As much exclusive content as just about any site I can name off the top of my head.
- Sets are usually more fun than other sites, a little more daring with some public sets, lots of pre-masturbation flashing as well.
- One of the first sites to have a lot of "squirting" content.
- One of the best sites for finding older content of current hardcore stars. Eva Angelina, Sativa Rose, Jenaveve Jolie, Amy Reid to name a select few have some early career solo sets here.
||- Videos are still split into parts with no full scene download option. I'm not really for sure what the reasoning is behind this practice, but it gets them a few points reduction.
- This is a personal preference one. I know a lot of members wanted newer, fresher models near the amateur level and they have delivered that. That's not something I like though. I prefer the glammed up models.
- Some of the content can become tedious. Like watching a model trying to flash her boobs for 4 minutes. Some of the older sets feature some of porn's wilder girls who just do it.
- A small con to end the cons, I would like to see more pictures from the sets.
||I seem to be in a porn lull right now. I decided to try FTV out again after nearly 2 years away from it.
The first thing that I'm going to talk about is that the older content is better than the newer content. I think that was because of the models. Eva Angelina's sets here are some of her best on the internet. Also, I stand by my previous statement that the first set with Amy Reid is Amy's best set of her career.
Of the models that have been added since I was last a member (December 2007), I downloaded and plan to keep the content of 12 of them. They update roughly 4 times a month, so at best, I downloaded and will keep 12 out of 90 models. Even at that, most of the 12 are known porn stars.
Most of the other models are girls that look like girls I went to school with or could be the pizza delivery girl. That's great for some members, but I'm not really into the amateur, girl next door look. Though I do really like Tessa, one of the newer models, who I don't think is a porn star.
One really good part for me is that I lost my FTV files from 2007 when one of my hard drives fried. I was able to go back and get those really great pre-2008 sets.
Overall, the site is still one of the best overall sites. It just isn't that great for me. I kind of feel like I just re-joined to get the content I already had.
If it was my first time joining it, I would probably score it in the low 90s.
The split video parts are annoying. It definitely isn't because of size restrictions or concerns. The parts are rarely over 8 minutes each. This is compounded by having a splash screen on nearly all videos. So even if you line the parts up in a media player, there is still the hesitation between loading the parts plus a 2 second splash screen.
I tried joining the files into one big file, but there is still a splash screen every 8 minutes. I could edit the video and cut the splash screen out, but that's more work than I should have to do for a premium site.
The complaint with wanting more pictures should be taken as a compliment. I've always liked their photo sets especially the more public ones and would like to see 250-300 photos from each set.
You really can't knock the site on technical quality. The 1440x1080 videos are very crisp. I do wish more sites would optimize the bitrates to fit the resolution size. I would imagine a 1440x1080 video could run smoothly with a 4000-5000 bitrate, but that's nitpicking.
Most of the interviews are fun enough. It goes back to the model in each one. Eva Angelina is very funny in hers.
The site could easily score 95+ with a few changes. It's hard to say a site has a potential when it has been around as long as FTV has, but it is the best word I can think of in this situation. For those into newer, more unknown models check it out. Some of these newer models they have are really cute and come across as very genuine. Still recommended, especially for those who have never joined it.
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